Ways to Reduce Back to School Anxiety

12Entering the Fall typically consists of many new beginnings. One in particular being returning to academia. On a normal school year, returning to school can be stressful, as students are usually focused on school supplies, clothing and making sure they signed up for the right classes. However, due to Covid-19, this school year seems a little different and has many people experiencing a ...

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International Friendship Day

2In 1958 the first World Friendship Day was proposed and in 2011, July 30th was declared International Friendship Day. Some countries do celebrate a few days later in August. But no matter, there is a week where the world takes a moment to stop and appreciate the love and unique bond between friends. When looking deeper at International Friendship Day, I found that ...

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April Showers…

1In times of hardship and difficulty, we may become discouraged to seeing the bright side—or even acknowledging that it even exists. We have all heard it before: “April showers bring May flowers”. But how many of us have actually understood it? Yes, April is typically the rainy month that helps bring the May flowers into bloom—but what it’s really ...

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Kale Found to be Linked to Poor Mood

1Here at Capital EAP we take pride in being able to share knowledge about mental health topics that we think may be of interest to our readers, whether it be related to mood, self-care, depression, anxiety, relationships, and even what we consume and put into our bodies. A very recent study has shown that a very popular green you can find in your ...

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Tips for Saving Money around the Holidays

photo-1513885535751-8b9238bd345aIt’s that time of the year again! All the excitement around the holidays is just beginning but for many, there is increased stress around spending and budgeting. According to ABC News, the average American will spend $700 this year on holiday gifts and goodies. Rather than worrying about your budget, we want you to enjoy the holidays with limited stress. By saving and ...

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

pBreast cancer is the biggest killer of women in America, but we can take action toward kicking some cancer butt! 💪 According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 90 percent of these women are able to prolong their lives another five years or more. Also, physicians and healthcare practitioners are finding it easier now more than ever to identify breast cancer.

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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.

As we ...

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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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