Family Feud

photo-1561152665-da051f68abc8Ah yes. The holidays are quickly approaching; another season of joy-filled days, cozy nights by the fireplace, and plenty of time with family and friends. For many though, family can be a problem. Maybe you have a grandparent who keeps bringing up various political topics, maybe you have an uncle who likes to get a little too tipsy, or ...

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Are you Afraid of the Dark?

hwIt’s that time of the year again. The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing and ghosts, witches and ghouls are starting to appear. As a child and even now into adulthood, fall has always been one of my favorite seasons and Halloween one of my favorite holidays. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the crisp air, the ...

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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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PTSD Awareness Month

qAccording the American Psychiatric Association, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

Individuals of all ages can have PTSD and about 8 out of every 100 people (or 8% of ...

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April is Stress Awareness Month

picStress Awareness month first launched in 1992 and has taken place every April since its inception. The goal throughout the month of April is to raise public awareness about stress, including the causes, the effects it has on the mind and body and how to cope with it.

Stress is a normal, natural part of living. In fact, some stress is ever ...

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15 Quick Tips for Beating Holiday Stress

holiday stressThe holidays really are the best of times and the worst of times. Our tidings of comfort and joy can so easily be devoured by the insatiable stress to do it all, be it all, and buy it all. Despite its devastating consequences, stress is often something that is overlooked and ignored, especially during the holiday season. Stress not only increases your ...

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Understanding Stress: What’s Happening and Making a Change

Seutah-mizushima-26887tress is a medical term for a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological, which can cause a physiological response called the general adaptation syndrome. General adaptation syndrome, or GAS, is simply a term used to describe the body’s short-term and long-term reactions to stress.

Stressors can include physical stressors such as starvation, being hit by a car, or suffering through severe weather. Additionally, people can suffer such emotional ...

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Mental Illness vs. Mental Health: The Difference and Why it Matters in the Workplace

Mental health vs mental IllnessThe terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ are often though of and used interchangeably. Unless you are a psychotherapist or some other practitioner in the field, you probably don’t think much about the difference between the two or aren’t even aware that there is a difference. But when it comes to how well we work with others, our productivity, and ...

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