AJs Peace Project Recognizes 
Mental Health Awareness Month

Foods that are great for mental health

AJsPeaceProject, Inc. began the month with the goal of focusing on preventing and alleviating symptoms of mental illness through education of health and nutrition.

If there is a drug that can alter the brain's biochemistry, there is usually a combination of nutrients that can achieve the same thing without side effects. ~pheiffer's law
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KEFIR

Seretonin regulates mood. 95% of Serotonin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract.  The intestinal tracted is lined with millions of nerve cells that help digest food and also guide emotions. 

The production of seretonin is influenced by billions of good bacteria to make up your intestinal microbiome.

There is research to show that taking priobiotics can improve anxiety levels, stress and mental outlook.

Kefir is a fermented milk beverage produced by the action of bacteria and yeast that exist and symbiotic association in kefir grains and is also a natural probiotic.

Resource:  

Selhub, E., (2015).  Nutritional psychiatry:  Your brain on food.  Retrieved from  https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/nutritional-psychiatry-your-brain-on-food-201511168626
Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Meditation
Nutrition
Art is an excellent tool to assist those who may have trouble verbalizing their thoughts or feelings.
Music can affect a person's thoughts, feelings, and behavior; it's been shown to assist with managing stress, and improving communication. 
Meditation can help reduce levels of anxiety and depression, improve attention, concentration, and overall psychological well-being.
Eating a balance of nutrient-dense foods gives the teenage body, including the brain, adequate materials it needs to function properly.

MENTAL ILLNESS MYTHS

  1. Myth - A child with a psychiatric disorder is damaged for life.
    Myth - A child with a psychiatric disorder is damaged for life.
  2. Myth - Psychiatric problems result from personal weakness.
    Myth - Psychiatric problems result from personal weakness.
  3. Myth - Psychiatric disorders result from bad parenting.
    Myth - Psychiatric disorders result from bad parenting.
  4. Myth - A child can manage a psychiatric disorder through willpower.
    Myth - A child can manage a psychiatric disorder through willpower.
  5. Myth - Therapy for kids is a waste of time.
    Myth - Therapy for kids is a waste of time.
  6. Myth - Children grow out of mental health problems.
    Myth - Children grow out of mental health problems.
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