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Understanding the Connection Between Alcohol & Anxiety

Understanding the Connection Between Alcohol & Anxiety People drink alcohol for a whole host of reasons: to be social, to take the edge off, to relax. Whether having a few beers while watching the game or enjoying cocktails with friends, alcohol is a big part of our pastimes. However, many people don’t realize that alcohol consumption…
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Recognizing the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Your Teen

Recognizing the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Your Teen Adolescence is a time of change, as teens navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood while establishing their identity. The adolescent years can be marked by a certain amount of unpredictability which can make it difficult to recognize signs of bipolar disorder. We’re here to help you know…
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6 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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