Mental Health Minute

Coats For Kids

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   TOMORROW is our Annual Coats For Kids Campaign! December 2nd we are inviting you to take a little time to make a big difference in a child's life this winter with a new coat, hat, gloves or make…

Consider Sober Friends This Holiday Season

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   Everyone isn't trying to get drunk during holiday gatherings. Some people don't drink, and others are in recovery mode to remain sober. How can you be more considerate of these guests? Here's what therapists and sobriety counselors…

Dancing Is Good For Your Mental Health

Chattanooga, Tennessee---     If you're not shakin' what your mama gave you... it could have a positive effect on your mental health. Experts say dance in any form is good for you physically and mentally!   Benefits of…

The Worst Things To Eat Or Drink Before A Flight

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   If you're flying somewhere in the next week for Thanksgiving, this is for you. Prepare yourself mentally for travel and here's everything you definitely should NOT eat or drink right before hopping on a plane . .…

The Most Rewarding "Good Deeds"

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   Someone asked people to define what it means to do a "good deed," and the top answer was anything that makes someone else feel good.  But doing good deeds can also make YOU feel good.    …

The Perfect Time To Fall Asleep

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   A new study has zeroed in on the PERFECT time to fall asleep for your heart . . . and no, it isn't 1:48 A.M. after three reruns of "Shark Tank".     Researchers say the sweet spot…

Fall Is Good For Your Mental Health

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   In the fall season, do you tend to feel happier? Here’s what’s going on, according to psychology professor Dr. Jason Brunt from Biola University. First, your brain is more ALERT in fall than any other time of year! Because where…

Coffee Could Help Seasonal Affective Disorder

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   Daylight Saving Time just ended, and the days are getting shorter.  That means we'll get less and less sunlight, which can bring on symptoms of "SAD," or "Seasonal Affective Disorder."  But a new poll found more COFFEE…

Break-ups Are Harder For Men Than Women

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   Here's more proof that men are only pretending to be tough and emotionless:  A new study in England found guys might actually get MORE emotional about break-ups, and have a harder time with them than women do.   Researchers…

Tiktok and Mental Health

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   Many of the TikTok videos using the hashtag begin the same way. Haunting chords play from Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson’s “Je te laisserai des mots,” which roughly translates from French to “I’ll leave you notes.” On the screen, text…

Daydreaming and Mental Health

Chattanooga, Tennessee---   Where do your thoughts wander off to when you daydream? Often we think of future plans or past experiences, but for some, those thoughts frequently skew toward the negative. Relatively little is understood about the inner workings…