Latest by Mike Veny

Beat Back to School Stress

“Ba de ya - say do you remember Ba de ya - dancing in September Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day” September by Earth, Wind & Fire Listening to the song “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire can be a very uplifting experience (for me at least). M...

Powerful Lessons That Your Depression Can Teach You

triumph “Sometimes the most difficult, horrific things can be the greatest spiritual teachers.” -Cameron Mathison When I started therapy in 2011, I just wanted the pain to go away. I was determined to figure things out so I could feel better. My life ...

Introducing Health Central's New Mental Health Social Ambassador

Dear Health Central reader: My name is Mike Veny and I am super excited to be a new mental health Social Ambassador and writer for Health Central. The subject of mental health is becoming increasingly important, and p...

What the Experts Say About Meditation for Anxiety

As my mind was racing and my heart was hammering, I knew something was wrong. Standing on a New York City sidewalk that I walked down every day, I found myself confused and disoriented. It felt very overwhelming and seemed to get worse by the minute. ...

Depression or Just Low Self-Esteem?

It seemed like the perfect morning. The weather was beautiful as I walked home from the gym. I had just completed an intense workout and felt amazing. As the endorphins rushed through me, I walked with a feeling of confidence. One of the tools that I ...