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This Thanksgiving, Practice Forgiveness

November 19th, 2017

The holidays are known to be an especially difficult time for many people due to the stress of family events and societal pressures. The origins of thanksgiving comes from being thankful for what we have. Instead of spending time worrying about the small things you can’t control, use this holiday as a chance to practice […]

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Caring for First Responders

October 23rd, 2017

In response to the recent events in Las Vegas, our attention immediately turns to helping the victims and their families. However, there is another group that needs our attention and care: first responders. These men and women have also endured trauma, pain and suffering, therefore caring for them becomes paramount. Emergency first responders act fast […]

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October 5th is National Depression Screening Day

October 5th, 2017

“It is really time to flip the script on mental health in this country. It’s time. It’s time to tell everyone who’s dealing with a mental health issue that they’re not alone, and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.” – Michelle Obama, Remarks by The First […]

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The New Normal – Adjusting to Life after Kids Head to College

September 10th, 2017

The graduation parties are over, the heavily dreaded initial ‘goodbye’ has been said, and you’ve successfully dropped your child off at college. By now, the class of 2021 has made it through first few weeks of classes and found someone to have dinner with in the cafeteria. As their lives begin to settle in, you […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder

July 10th, 2017

She’s crazy… He’s unstable… She must be bipolar… In our society, we are quick to label people with diagnoses that we may know very little about based on the behaviors we think we understand. On the news we often hear people debating the mental status of a person after a tragic event has happened. Even in […]

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The Link Between Depression and Obesity

May 15th, 2017

Depressions and obesity are two complex health issues. Much research has been conducted on the connection between the two, and it may come to no surprise to you that the two conditions often occur together. According to the US Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 10 Americans suffers from depression (Source: everyday health). Of those […]

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What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

May 9th, 2017

Dos and Don’ts On any given day, there are a plethora of factors that could play into one’s mood: The weather, the holidays, Monday mornings, and so on. It is normal to feel circumstantially sad or to end up with a case of the winter blues. But how does this differ from clinical depression? According […]

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What is dysthymic disorder?

April 10th, 2017

Dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh) is persistent depressive disorder. It is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. Dysthymia affects approximately 3 million people in the US each year (Source: Mayo Clinic). It is defined as a low mood occurring for at least two years, along with at least two other symptoms of depression. Examples of symptoms include: […]

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