National Childhood Obesity Month

photo-1563263427-708318a97183Childhood obesity is considered to be a major public health problem because of the recent increase of obesity in children. There are steps that families, providers and communities can take to support healthy growth in children and work to decrease the rate of childhood obesity. Parents are encouraged to be aware of their children’s growth as well as provide healthy meals and be ...

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Positive Thinking, It’s for Everyone!

photo-1561377330-ec7bfc35c780Eye roll, right? Another article that’s going to tell you about how amazing positive thinking is, and if you could just think more positively you’ll be cured of your depression and anxiety. I get it. It can seem really condescending when you’re struggling and someone tells you that you just need to be more optimistic. Positive thinking is not ...

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Adding Mental Health to your College Student’s Checklist

photo-1484480974693-6ca0a78fb36bIt’s the summer between high school graduation and freshman year in college and your young adult has passed the test.  They have done everything required to earn their high school diploma.  They are headed to college and the mad dash begins to get X-Long Twin sheet, towels, toiletries, books, supplies, a backpack and clothes, but what about the non-tangible items?  Mental health is ...

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International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31st, 2019

photo-1539541417736-3d44c90da315August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day and it is a global event that began in 2001. It aims to raise awareness of the impact overdosing has on our country and families across the world, as well as reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths. International Overdose Awareness Day hopes to spread the message that overdosing is preventable. Substance abuse does not discriminate and ...

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Suicide in Teens

photo-1492045227812-30e5649087d2Suicide tends to be a taboo subject, and can be scary to talk about. Suicide in teens can be an even more difficult topic to broach. It is, however, important if you have teens of your own or work with adolescents to be aware of the signs of suicidality in teenagers and know what you can do if you notice these signs.

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Technology Innovations in Mental Health

phoneThe use of technology today has far surpassed just daily phone calls and text messages; we now use our phones to track daily life activities and can even use them to better our mental health. Technology can be extremely beneficial in many different ways and is constantly expanding. For instance, mental health apps, blogs, podcasts and online assessments have been developed ...

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Journaling for Your Mental Health

journalMaybe you kept a journal when you were younger. You would write down your deepest, darkest secrets, or just what happened that day, and for some reason after journaling you would feel better. There’s a reason that so many people find journaling to be relaxing. Research has found that journaling can boost your mood, enhance your sense of well-being, reduce symptoms of depression, ...

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Check-in to Check-up

docYou feel good, so you believe that all is well.  Since you believe that all is well, you think that making an appointment to visit your primary care doctor, dentist, therapist, eye doctor or other specialist is not necessary.  It is important to consider that things aren’t always what they seem.  There are multiple benefits to routinely seeing your health care providers.  The ...

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LGBT Pride Month

qBeginning June 1st, join us in celebrating LGBT Pride Month in honor of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall riots were prompted by a raid that took place at Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. These riots were in protest of the raid and called for the establishment of places that gay and lesbians could go and be open about their sexuality. The Stonewall uprising was an important ...

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Yoga and Your Mental Health

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June 21st is International Day of Yoga. Most people know what yoga is and have even attempted to go to a yoga class or two. It can seem like a series of impossible moves in which you bend your body this way and that. However, research has shown that not only is yoga a great way to exercise, it ...

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