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5 Simple Things To Do At Work To Ease Anxiety

09/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Many people experience anxiety at work. From putting in extra hours to meet a deadline, to dealing with a new supervisor, to simply commuting to and from work each day, workplace stress is an incredibly common cause of anxiety in today’s busy world. Stress can have serious health consequences over time–heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and a weakened immune system are proven health effects of long-term stress. Fortunately, if you are experiencing stress at work, there are…

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Six Pet Problems and How to Solve Them

09/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Pets can add an extra ounce of love to any home. Whether you are a dog, cat, lizard or gerbil lover, your pets are often seen as another member of the family. A dog, for example, can be a good friend for your children and can give you a reason to exercise and be active when you take your dog for a walk. Pets can also fill a special role in the lives of seniors by providing them with stress relief, nurture and unconditional love. While pets can be a very loving addition to any home, they also…

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Four Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Suffering From Depression

09/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Depression is a complicated disorder, and it affects everyone differently. While some people may communicate openly about feeling depressed, the symptoms of depression can often be quite subtle. The following four warning signs are easy to overlook, but they may indicate that your loved one is suffering from depression: Changes in energy level. People who are depressed often experience fatigue or decreased energy. If your loved one seems sluggish or tired, or if he or she is complaining about feeling…

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Are Your Loved Ones Causing You Anxiety? How To Deal.

09/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Family members, friends and loved ones can often be an important source of support for those suffering from anxiety disorders. But what about when those very loved ones are a direct cause of anxiety? If this is the case, you may need to re-examine your relationships with loved ones for the sake of your own mental health. Recognize the symptoms. If you consistently experience anxiety when driving to your mother’s house, it may be your mother causing it rather than the long drive or the traffic.…

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How To Deal With Public Speaking Anxiety

09/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Public speaking is one of the most common fears and phobias. While many people try to manage their anxiety by avoiding public speaking altogether, there are some situations where you will not be able to avoid public speaking. Whether you have to do a big presentation at work or give a toast at a wedding, these tips can help: Avoid negative thinking. When you are dreading an upcoming public speaking endeavor, it can be easy to get stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts – “It will be a disaster,”…

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End of Life Conversations

09/04/2014 | WellnessMental Wellness

Why should I have end of life conversations? Although it can be a difficult subject to address, it’s important to let your loved ones know what your wishes are for the end of your life. This is an opportunity to talk about how much artificial life support you desire, what quality vs. quantity means to you, or how involved you want your loved ones to be. Difficult choices are not easily made; by discussing the burden and benefits of life support with your provider and family, you are empowering…

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Tips for Breaking Your Social Media Addiction

09/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Do you ever find yourself up at night, lying in bed, scrolling through social networks on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? According to News Medical, social networking late at night can cause sleep deprivation due to exposure to the bright light from smartphone and computer screens just before bed. While social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest can be fun, engaging and connect you to with others, they can also be the cause of anxiety and apprehension. Constantly checking…

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Is Social Media Causing You Undue Anxiety?

08/29/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

If the first thing you do each morning is reach for your smart phone to check social media channels, you might want to rethink your routine. Research shows that social media can have a direct effect on our emotional well-being. Stuides are being done on everything from how Twitter can affect your marriage to whether or not Facebook can cause bad moods. The fact is, many people enjoy logging on to social media. Whether its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat or Pinterest, social media…

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Four Resources To Help A Loved One Struggling With Substance Abuse

08/21/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Drug and alcohol abuse can have serious consequences, including addiction. Addiction means losing control over whether you are going to use the drug, or losing insight into knowing how, or when, to stop. Addiction can be physical, meaning a person's body becomes dependent on the drug, nee substance-abuse-resourceding more and more of it to get the same effect. When a person with a physical dependency stops using the drug, he or she may develop withdrawal symptoms. Addiction may also be psychological,…

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Make Your Break Count: 5 Ways to De-stress During Lunch

08/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Even if you love what you do, some degree of workplace stress is inevitable. Whether you struggle occasionally with the acute stress of an impending deadline or you have to constantly deal with frustrating clients, job-related stress goes along with any and every job. When dealing with stress at work, a lunch break can sometimes seem like a mixed blessing. Lunch provides an opportunity to take a mental break between tasks, but it can be frustrating to break your work flow if you’re accomplishing…

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