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mental health in schools
19
Aug

The Importance of Mental Health Education in Schools

Often, mental health issues begin during the school years. It may seem logical that mental health education should be a vital part of the curriculum and to begin at an early age, yet that is not the reality in most schools. Stigma and misconceptions are prevalent, and knowledge lacking. Yet, since children spend much of...
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mental resilience
01
Aug

How to Nurture Your Mental Resilience

Mental resilience is trending, and for good reason! Resilience, or the ability to adapt and bounce back during difficult times or trauma, makes us better able to handle challenges that happen during our lives and remain strong. Often, resilient individuals have already overcome difficulties in their lives and are better equipped to face challenges when...
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mental health for minorities
18
Jul

Disparities in Mental Health Care for Minorities

In the U.S., we’ve recently seen mental health issues coming to the forefront of conversations, especially as these issues present themselves in diverse ways. These conversations are still uncomfortable, but we must have courage to talk about these issues with our family and friends. Yet stigmas and disparities surrounding mental health issues often prevent mental...
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people pleasers
15
Jul

What to Do if You’re a “People Pleaser”

Do you feel guilty for saying no? Often those who feel this guilt fear rejection, disapproval, blame or criticism. They may feel a lack of recognition. These fears are irrational beliefs and often become worse while under stress. These feelings don’t need to be your normal. People-pleasers are fearful of saying “no” due to a...
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mens mental health
08
Jun

How to Support a Partner with PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that is usually diagnosed after an individual experiences symptoms beyond one month following a traumatic event. PTSD symptoms may not show up until months, or even years later. There are three main types of symptoms that appear prior to being diagnosed: Difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating,...
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mens health
06
Jun

Self-Care Tactics for Men

In today’s stressed out, burnt out society, it’s no wonder that self-care is trending. Self-care is the practice of taking care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health by improving your overall wellbeing. Consistent self-care practice has been shown to build confidence and self-esteem, improve productivity, and be able to more easily cope and adapt...
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OCD in students
08
May

Taking on too much responsibility can increase your chances of developing OCD

Assuming too much responsibility could increase your chances of developing OCD and anxiety. Researchers from Hiroshima University surveyed American college students about their feelings related to three types of responsibility: responsibility to prevent or avoid harm, responsibility for negative results, and responsibility to resolve a problem. The team found that participants who felt strong feelings...
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depression man
08
May

Depression, Anxiety Tied to Worse Outcomes in Heart Patients

Heart failure patients who suffer from depression and anxiety are at greater risk of progressive heart disease and other adverse outcomes, according to a new study published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. In addition, healthy individuals with depression are more likely to develop heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart can’t pump enough...
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06
May

These Are Not Emotional Problems…

They Are Problems With Negative Emotions Attached to Them. By Audrey Sherman, Ph.D. Do you sometimes feel like you must have something terribly wrong with your brain, that you respond to things inappropriately or with too much intensity when others seem to blow right through those same problems? Does your head spin with the seeming overwhelm...
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