Category Archives: Mental Health

Effects of Lack of Sleep and Exercise on Teens

We as parents are used to being warned to watch out for the warning signs that our teens might be abusing drugs and alcohol as well as the negative effects these substances might have on their mental health.  A new … Continue reading

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College Health and Safety

The holidays are over.  That means that all of the college students that have been off for the last few weeks are headed back to campus. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) have put together important information to keep college … Continue reading

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Depression and the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, but it’s also a time stress, loneliness, and there is an increased vulnerability to depression. The Cleveland Clinic mentions these risk factors for the holiday blues and provides … Continue reading

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Dealing with Grief

With the happiness of the holidays it’s easy to forget those who are dealing with loss.  According to SAMHSA “grief is a normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confusion that comes from losing someone or something important to you.”  Grief is a … Continue reading

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Bullying

Bullying is a serious problem.  Can you think of a time when you were either bullied or a bully?  Children today are have to deal with bullies face to face and in the virtual world. The Department of Health & … Continue reading

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Depression Hurts

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control nearly 1 in 10 U.S. adults reports some form of depression. This study found the following groups to be more likely to meet criteria for major depression: persons 45-64 years of age … Continue reading

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I’m Blogging for Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month. Did you know that 1 in 4  American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition?  Mental Health Month began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all.  There’s no need … Continue reading

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