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6 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Winter is traditionally a time for rest, when the shorter days keep many people indoors. Although we could all use a little downtime in our hectic lives, winter can also trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or cause a dip in mood. If you’re looking for ways to boost…
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3 Ways a Mood Diary Can Support Mental Health

While some people like to keep a diary to chronicle the events of their day, track nutrition or document a trip, a diary can also be a useful tool to support mental health. Learn three ways that a mood diary can help to keep you mentally well. 1. A Diary…
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What to Expect from an Intensive Outpatient Program

Many people rely on individual therapy for psychological support, but there are times when people need more support than can be provided by individual therapy alone. Men and women requiring more comprehensive mental health services may be referred to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Intensive Outpatient Programs: The…
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3 Ways to Support a Friend With Mental Health Issues

Our mental health plays just as much of a role in our wellbeing as our physical health, but it can be more difficult to care for someone with mental health issues. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness in…
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Can You Become Addicted to Marijuana?

With the increasing accessibility of medical and recreational marijuana around the country, attitudes and behaviors concerning the substance may be changing. Despite marijuana being legal in a number of states, it’s still a powerful psychoactive drug, and people should understand the relationship between marijuana and chemical dependency. More…
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4 Myths That Keep Men From Getting Mental Health Treatment

Mental illness affects men and women from all walks of life. Why is it, then, that many men are often reluctant to seek treatment for anxiety, depression or other mental health issues? The answer may have a lot to do with traditional notions of masculinity. Men are socialized to…
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4 Ways to Give Your Child’s Mental Health a Boost

Most parents know how to keep their kids physically healthy. From immunizations and nutritious foods to intervening at the first signs of a cold or flu, you know how to help your child stay well. However, it’s just as important to protect children’s mental health, and to be…
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Be Kind to Yourself: Make a Mental Health Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition, when we vow to get in better shape or improve our lot in life in some meaningful way. But have you ever taken your mental health into consideration when planning for the future? As we approach the new year, it’s time to…
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Holiday Unhappiness: Understanding Seasonal Mood Disorders

Seasonal Affective Disorder Likely Tied to Existing Condition Gloomy weather and earlier sunsets during the holidays can cause some people to feel blue. But how do you know if your sadness is related to the dreary weather, or something else? Newest information released by the American Psychiatric Association…
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4 Self-Care Tips to Help You Cope With Chronic Anxiety

If you’re one of the 40 million adults in the U.S. with an anxiety disorder, it’s important to practice good self-care. Managing chronic anxiety can help improve your mental health as well as supporting your physical wellbeing. Here are four ways to help you cope with anxiety.  …
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