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Beating the Blues: A Guide to Identifying and Coping with Depression

Sadness is an inevitable, common, and normal emotion. It is a response to disappointment, a lament of loss, and an indicator of discomfort. While sadness may not be a desirable emotional state, everyone experiences it at some point in their lives due to the unpredictable nature of life. Life doesn’t stand still and often brings forth change that opens the …

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What Depression and Anxiety Look Like in Children…

Depression and anxiety looks very different in children than it does in adults. Often, these behaviors are perceived as strange, bizarre, erratic, or disobedient. Because of this, childhood depression and anxiety is often missed by parents, family, and school faculty. Furthermore, depression and anxiety in children can be misidentified as a conduct disorder or attention issues.  In order to be …

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Why Pronouns are Important

For a quick grammar refresher, pronouns are the articles used to describe a person or persons in the third person. Singular pronouns are gendered! For example, they are he, him, his, she, her, and hers. Gendered pronouns mean that depending on whether the person you are talking about in the third person is female or male, you use either she, …

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Taking Control of Obsessive Worrying

Worry is the cognitive-thinking part of anxiety that causes people to ask questions of a “what if” nature. For example, your manager putting a meeting on your calendar might pique your curiosity, but when anxiety is driving our thoughts, can quickly turn into you imagining a multitude of stressful “what if” scenarios, and usually ends with “what if she fires …

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The problem with being normal: Misconceptions about Mental Health and the Stigma of Labels

As people go through life they tend to experience a cascade of positive and negative emotions such as happiness, excitement, joy, stress, anxiety, agitation, anger, and sadness. All of these emotional states of being are a natural and normal part of life and the human condition. For some it might be interesting, and even shocking, to think that it’s normal, …

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How Even A Little Exercise Can Help Your Mental Health

Ever heard “look good, feel good” at the gym? Likely, yes. You’ve probably also seen this more than enough on Instagram. While that phrase might not go away, it’s time to demonstrate what that the phrase really should be, “heart-rate high? Sad times goodbye.” Okay well maybe not that exact phrase. Exercise has always been a key component of analyzing …

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

The number of individuals experiencing symptoms of depression has increased over 50 percent in teens and young adults over the last decade. The amount of social media use has also significantly increased. Could the constant use of social media and devices in general be linked to worse mental health? To learn more, read this!

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Steel Your Mind: A Cognitive and Behavioral Guide to Healthier Thinking

While going through the hustle and bustle of daily routines we rarely stop and think about our thinking and about the impact that thoughts have on our feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Experts estimate that on average a person experiences roughly 2,500 to 3,300 thoughts per hour for a grand total of about 50,000 thoughts per day. That’s a whole lot …

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Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. In the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers. Read more here.

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Foods that Increase Anxiety

Most people can identify stressors in their lives that increase anxiety: paying bills, looking for a new job, ending a relationship, for example. However, some people might be surprised to learn that food can significantly impact our mood and increase anxiety. Eating foods rich in protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are known to fight depression and other mood disorders. …

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