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Your Guide to Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Part 1

If you’re struggling with bipolar disorder, you’re not alone. Nearly 6 million American adults are affected by the condition, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Often, one of the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder is not fully understanding what it is or what its symptoms…
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3 Surprisingly Small Things That May Help Your Mental Health

Everyone knows that combining a crash diet with overdoing it at the gym isn’t the best way to go about improving your physical health. Just like it’s best for your body to ease into better shape by eating well and working up to a regular exercise routine, taking small, simple…
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Is a Little Art Therapy Good for Everyone?

Whether you’ve been making art for years or are just beginning to find your creative side, art therapy can be more beneficial to your overall mood and mental health than you may be aware of. Even if you don’t consider yourself particularly talented in this area, picking up a paintbrush,…
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How to Discuss Mental Health with Your Kids

Talking about mental illness with your kids can be difficult if you don’t feel that you’re armed with the right knowledge or the best approach to the conversation. Being prepared to have this discussion, however, can make for an overall positive and educational experience that can help your child to…
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5 Little Known Facts About Anxiety Disorders

Many people are often familiar with the characteristic symptoms of anxiety like excessive fear, worry or an abnormal heartbeat but are unfamiliar with some of its root causes and the best ways to deal with it. Here are some of the lesser-known facts about anxiety disorders that could help you…
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4 Myths About Clinical Depression

Many people experience passing moments of sadness or anxiety during their lives. Clinical depression is distinguished by sadness that lingers and doesn’t diminish. It can have adverse effects on many aspects of life. To fully understand how to cope with clinical depression, it’s important to be able to discern…
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Your Guide to Grief: Part 1

Grief is a complex and necessary process that can appear in many forms and for a variety of different reasons. Although grief is most commonly associated with death, it doesn’t have to be. People can experience grief and loss due a number of life’s circumstances, and the way each individual…
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Can Music Really Soothe Your Soul?

Not only is music entertaining and relaxing, but it may also be able to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, in effect soothing your soul and boosting your overall well-being. In fact, listening to music can come along with a wide range of mental health…
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How Time in Nature Can Help Relieve Stress

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, it can be easy to end up spending most of our time indoors and isolated from nature. But research has shown that taking a break from our hectic schedules to enjoy some time in the great outdoors can have profound effects on our health and…
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3 Contributors to Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder, which is far more prevalent than either anorexia or bulimia, is characterized by eating abnormally large amounts of food rapidly, even when a person isn’t hungry. This binge episode is followed by feelings of self-loathing, guilt and shame. Sufferers eat alone or in secret and don’t purge…
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