Here’s Help For Your College Student’s Depression


According to Psychology Today, the medication most prescribed on college campuses isn’t the pill. It’s Prozac.

Depression is among the top mental health challenges facing college students today. With 36.4% of college students experiencing some level of depression while at school.

It’s the number one reason students drop out of school.

College should be one of the best experiences of your child’s life. It should be incredible, not just endured.

The pressures and anxieties students face can be overwhelming. As a parent, it’s difficult to send them off knowing you’re not there to guide them. You feel like you have no control.

But imagine if you could give your child something to help ward off depression. Or, help play a role in helping if they were already struggling. A natural alternative that had no serious side effects. Wouldn’t you sleep better at night?

Turmeric vs. Prozac

This 2013 study comparing Turmeric to Prozac for treating depression could be the answer. The randomized six-week study consisted of 60 patients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Evidence that Curcumin may be used as an effective, safe method to help treat patients. Without other psychotic side effects or concurrent suicidal thoughts.

A Happy Pill In A Glass

My daughter was born with severe heart defects. I turned to natural remedies to help heal her. Maybe this powerful herb can help your child with depression.

This smoothie helps boost their immune system while warding off anxiety and depression.

Begin by sharing this Turmeric Smoothie recipe. But if your child is like mine, they will never go out and get the ingredients to make it. So make it easy for them! Pack up your depression solution and have it ready for them when they leave.

Be sure to provide them with a blender. 

Forgot to include it in their suitcase? Send them a care package. Pack up the ingredients and the blender.  You can even send canned Pineapple to replace the frozen.

Smoothies are a convenient way to get a variety of powerful healing ingredients into one meal. It’s a quick and easy way to eat healthy every morning. With their busy schedules, what college student wouldn’t love that?

Emotions play a major role in staying healthy. This smoothie may not only help reduce depression but get rid of it all together.

In truth, love, and healing,
Carolyn Harrington

Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
A delicious, comforting smoothie that is reminiscent of Thanksgiving with a hint of cinnamon and ginger. Thank you to for this wonderful recipe!

1 Cup Hemp or Coconut Milk
½ Cup Frozen Pineapple or Mango Chunks
1 Fresh Banana
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
½ Teaspoon Turmeric (can be increased to 1 Tsp)
½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Ginger
1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds
1 Teaspoon Maca (optional)
Black Pepper*

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Best consumed on an empty stomach to reap the full benefits of the powerful antioxidants.

*Black pepper aids in the absorption of curcumin. Even just a little pinch of pepper—1/20th of a teaspoon—can significantly boost levels.

Use organic ingredients as much as possible. You can substitute almond milk for hemp or coconut milk. Try to avoid using cow’s milk.

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This post is for educational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. It is meant to motivate, educate and inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle.

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician or a qualified health care provider with questions regarding any medical conditions. Reliance on any of the information provided by this post is solely at your own risk.


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Carolyn Harrington
Carolyn Harrington is the founder of Maty's Healthy Products. Her journey began when her daughter, Maty, was born with congenital heart defects. Carolyn researched natural ways to help Maty. She also found ways to heal herself of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her research led to developing a line of all natural health products. Carolyn is now on a mission to empower others by sharing her knowledge. She began her blog, 'The Art of Healing' ( to help others tap into their own healing abilities. Carolyn is a Healing Intuitive, Energy Healer, and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner trained in many aspects of natural healing.