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MHT is a SaaS company focused on testing and measuring Mental Health & Substance Abuse disorders. Nothing is medical advice.
Jan 14 9 tweets 3 min read
When someone mentions “Peer Pressure” we tend to think of being offered drugs or alcohol as a teen.

But that’s a massive oversimplification of the multiple forms of #PeerPressure, direct & indirect, and how it can affect us as adults, specifically with regards to #SubstanceAbuse Peer Pressure exists our entire lives, and it isn’t as simple as D.A.R.E. makes it seem.

With Substance Abuse Disorder, peer pressure can be the onset, perpetuate use, or cause a relapse. And it’s typically not someone “making” you; we react to social situations subconsciously.
Jan 7 5 tweets 3 min read
While there’s no way to determine if you’ll develop Seasonal Affective Disorder #SAD (or what exactly causes it), there are a few possible causes to be aware of.

Let’s break em down! 👇 1) Distance from the equator

Well, unfortunately you’re a bit out of luck on this one (unless you plan on picking up and moving to Ecuador, in which case more power to you).

Further away = less sunlight = higher chance of developing #SeasonalDepression
Jan 7 8 tweets 3 min read
Do you have Seasonal Depression (or Seasonal Affective Disorder #SAD)?

There’s no shame in it if you do. It’s important to *understand* what you’re dealing with, in order to deal with it properly! Let’s talk symptoms 👇 If you notice your mood, behavior, or feelings (you’re #mentalhealth) change during the winter months, there’s a pretty good chance you have #SAD. What are some signs?

Sadness, crying, and hopelessness (you may know these as #depression) are CLEAR signs that you’re affected.
Jan 5 5 tweets 2 min read
Since a lot of us are suffering through it at the moment, let’s hit on what causes Seasonal Affective Disorder (aptly know as #SAD)

While researchers haven’t pinned down an exact reason, the most likely causes all have to do with - you guessed it - the sun. 3 major causes 👇 1) Circadian Rhythm

the lack of sunlight messes with our internal rhythms, which throws our body out of whack. Off kilter natural rhythm = greater susceptibility to #depression.
Jan 4 5 tweets 3 min read
Hopefully everyone had a good first Monday of 2022!

A lot of us have some (hefty) New Year’s resolutions that we’re kicking off today. And as many of us know, they’re not always the easiest to follow through with... 😬 This year, rather than giving up if you slip up once (missing one gym session, one day of journaling, etc.), be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself, and carry on.

Messing up is a part of success. No one is perfect in pursuit of their goals.
Jan 2 4 tweets 2 min read
When we started MHT in 2019, we set out to transform Mental Health & Subtance Abuse testing, an industry in desperate need of technological innovation. With skyrocketing rates of mental health disorders and a subtance abuse epidemic, it’s never been more important to identify disorders, and monitor them effectively throughout treatment.