Posts Tagged: mental health

Depressed senior woman at home feeling sad. Elderly woman looks sadly outside the window. Depressed lonely lady standing alone and looking through the window.

Mental health

Older adults have an increased risk for mental illnesses because of the losses that can accompany the aging process. Many older adults have lost their independence, friends, family members and social roles. Even with this increased risk for mental health challenges, many older adults do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma of…
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Pretty biracial teenage girl is smiling and looking at the camera. She is sad or depressed and is sitting outside a public high school. Student is wearing a backpack and classmates are sitting behind her.

Tips for school anxiety

The new school year has started. Although a new year is often an exciting time for families, school can be very stressful for both parents and children. Here are some tips to help. Coping strategies for children who experience school anxiety (test, social, refusal): 1. Parents should show excitement and interest while being supportive and…
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Depression in teens: What you should know

Being a teenager is stressful. Teenagers today have to ensure that their schoolwork is completed, that they are meeting expectations from their family, and that they have time to communicate with their friends, all while balancing hormonal changes and societal pressures. That’s stressful enough. But what if a teenager is being bullied on social media?…
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Bipolar Disorder – The Roller Coaster

There was once a man who led a life with many interesting pursuits. Over time, he began drinking heavily. This continued through his early 30s. One day his wife had enough and said the time for drinking was over. What came after was something she could never had expected. He wore a trench coat, held…
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There is hope for recovery

September is National Recovery Month. It’s sponsored annually by the government agency Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Recovery Month celebrates recovery from mental illness and addiction. How do we define recovery? SAMHSA has identified four dimensions of recovery: 1. Health 2. Home 3. Purpose 4. Community Health The ability to manage one’s disease…
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