Supporting Your Kids’ Mental Health
The pandemic has not been kind to kids’ mental health and wellness, increasing everything from depression and anxiety to substance abuse to issues with sleeping and eating. Isolation and uncertainty as well as lack of access to care during the heart of the pandemic have contributed to a growing mental health epidemic among kids, tweens and teens. Check out the signs to watch for and resources for help.Read more
Tuning in to Your Mental Health
We are living through challenging times, and we know many people are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. This not only impacts mental health, but it can take a toll on your physical well-being and may warrant a conversation with your healthcare provider.Read more
“Be Your Best Self” Event
Clinic Sofia is so proud to be working with TeamWomen, a Twin Cities-based leadership organization that brings women together for unique networking and educational events. We recently hosted the first of two “Be Your Best Self” events where Physician Assistant Allie Nowak, Dr. Amy Hammers and Dr. David Clay discussed “common concerns among young professionals.”Read more
Ask Sofia: Does Birth Control Cause Depression?
You may have heard about the recent study published in “JAMA Psychiatry” that researched the potential link between hormonal contraception and depression. We will probably be examining these results – and hopefully new studies on the topic as well – for years to come.Read more
Since depression comes in all shapes and sizes – postpartum depression, the winter blues and depression that arises due to a specific situation, for example – beating depression is never a one-treatment-fits-all cure.
If you are suffering from depression – whether it’s been a long-term issue or a recent challenge – it’s important to recognize that you are not alone. It is also critical to take an active role in your treatment, even when you don’t feel like it.Read more
Beating the Winter Blues
he days following Daylight Saving Time feel short – and for a good reason: We’re on a slow crawl toward the shortest day of the year, the Dec. 21 winter solstice with less than nine hours of daylight. If it’s dark when you drive to school or work and dark when you return home again, it’s natural to feel a little tired or wistful for summer’s long days.Read more