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Six Tips to Deal with Stress This Thanksgiving

11/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time when you are truly pressured to perform. As a host or hostess, you challenge yourself to have the perfect Thanksgiving, forgetting the difficulty of family holiday cooperation. However, stress is nothing short of normal; sometimes this holiday can seem to be more of a kin collision course than a time of familial thankfulness. Nonetheless, those who are prepared achieve Thanksgiving triumph. We have a few tips that you can use to be a little more thankful and a lot less stressed…

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How to Tend to Your Loved One’s Mental Health

11/14/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Mental health disorders affect millions of U.S. adults each year. Some disorders are mild. Others are more disabling and require intensive management and care. If your loved one has a mental health disorder, it can require just as much of your attention and energy as a physical health problem. Here’s how you can make a difference in your loved one’s treatment and recovery: Get the facts. Learning about your loved one’s specific mental health problem, including the symptoms and treatment…

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Five Things to Avoid if You Have Anxiety

11/06/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Whether you live with an anxiety disorder or only experience anxiety sporadically, you know how greatly this state of mind can affect your life. For many, anxiety can be reduced quickly if the correct actions are taken. However, most people who live with anxiety engage in activities that only increase the negative feeling, without even realizing what they’re doing. Though anxiety can seem difficult to overcome and may even be something you’re uncomfortable addressing, the best way to…

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When to Call the Doctor: Depression and Anxiety

11/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Occasional sadness and feelings of stress are part of life. It is normal to feel sad or overwhelmed, especially during life changes or times of high stress; however, if you or a loved one has persistent depression and/or anxiety, it may be time to seek professional help. Depression and anxiety are closely related. An estimated 35 to 85 percent of patients with one condition will show symptoms of the other as well. Experts say treating both disorders as one illness leads to better outcomes for patients.…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

10/16/2014 | Mental Wellness

There are more than 2.3 million American veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and at least 20 percent of these veterans are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Veterans are not the only sufferers of PTSD, anyone who has been through a traumatic event may suffer from the condition. What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? A mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatizing event with symptoms including severe anxiety, nightmare and flashbacks is categorized as…

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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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