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The Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Signs that a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect are not always obvious. Unexplained bruises and marks raise red flags. However, not all signals that a child is in harm’s way are immediately evident. Add in the …

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The Impact of Students’ New Normal

Active shooter drills occur in over 95% of American K-12 schools today. Due to vigilance about possible gun violence and the urgency to be proactive, school administrators and communities around the country have implemented these drills so children and educators …

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Being Kind Can Boost Your Mood

For this National Random Acts of Kindness Day, we’re exploring how being kind to others can boost your own mood. So, grab an extra coffee for your coworker, take baked goods to the neighbor, or surprise your family with a …

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Escaping Dissociation

We all daydream. When work feels dull or the car ride home is quiet, many of us drift off into a zoned-out world where we can think of better things or not think at all. But for some, “zoning out” …

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The Dark Side of Dieting

A healthier lifestyle never hurt anyone—quite the opposite, actually. But there’s a distinct difference between taking care of yourself and putting yourself on a diet. Today’s culture equates the two, but it’s important to know their differences and how to …

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Reaching Out to Loved Ones Who Self-Injure

Each year in the United States, around 2 million cases of self-injury are reported. However, this number is likely lower than the actual rate of self-injury because sufferers often keep their habit a secret. As a loved one, friend, partner, …

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December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

During the month of December, awareness is being built around seasonal affective disorder. Also referred to as SAD or seasonal depression, there treatment is available for this disorder and hope can be found for the 16 million Americans struggling through …

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The Stress of Returning to Routines

We’ve all experienced upheavals in our schedules since COVID-19. Although it isn’t easy, and some days are better than others, most people have become accustomed to their “new normal” during the pandemic. Now, many of us face a new challenge: …

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Infant Mental Health

During the first year of a baby’s development, over 1 million neural connections form each second within their brain. Babies master developmental milestones like rolling over, holding a bottle, and pinching food with their fingers. While developing physically, their minds …

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The Key Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

One in ten Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. These serious mental and physical illnesses strike people of every age, race, gender, and body shape. They can be rooted in internal trauma, external …

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Companion Animals and Mental Health: A Reflection on Pandemic Pets

“Sometimes, the best medicine is unconditional love from your pet.” — Anonymous  When COVID first began to spread across the globe, people around the globe began to experience varying hardships in terms of their health, relationships, and financial well-being. So …

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E-Mental Health Continues to be a Promising New Field

While “e-mental health” is a relatively new field, it shows great promise. Fuelled by the recent pandemic, more and more digital tools and resources are becoming available. As reported in a recent AMA survey of 1,300 physicians, physician use of technology has …

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Could COVID-19 Cause Long-Term Mental Health Effects?

COVID-19 has created a wave of psychosocial considerations, leaving mental health experts concerned about the future — especially among those who are most vulnerable. Researchers believe that the impact of lockdown measures and COVID-19 itself may cause long-term mental health …

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The Importance of Optimal Nutrition During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence. All parts are interconnected.” — Dr. T. Colin Campbell, American biochemist and nutrition expert As stated in a recent article, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, to enhance …

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Mental Health is Just as Important As Physical Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

Since COVID-19 attacks the lungs, and scientists are now also seeing evidence of heart injury as well, many are deeply concerned about their physical health. Although symptoms of COVID-19 appear to be physical in nature, there’s another side to the …

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5 Ways to Beat Coronavirus Anxiety Through Alternative Socializing

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on every aspect of public life, but few people realize the disastrous effects the pandemic can have on mental health. Social isolation is essential for avoiding illness, but it can also be detrimental for …

Social Distancing Depression? Overcoming the Coronavirus Blues

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing anxiety on a global level, but for many individuals, feelings of stress on an individual level can be even worse. That’s because following recommendations for social distancing to avoid the coronavirus can cause or …

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1 in 3 Women, 1 in 6 Men: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

This April marks the 19th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), and there’s no better time to reflect on the definition of sexual assault, learn the statistics, and make it all a thing of the past.  First, …

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How taking a bath can benefit your brain

We all know that taking a bath can be relaxing on your muscles after a long day, but research shows that a good bath can also have a significant impact on your mind.  People have appreciated the practice of bathing …

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Lifting weights might lift your mood

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Reduce PTSD Symptoms through Lifestyle Changes

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Running Reduces PTSD Symptoms

People who ran prior to therapy reported fewer symptoms compared to those who underwent therapy alone. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, is published in the April-June issue of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Runner’s World included the unpublished results from …

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Meditation and Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD

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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD in the military

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Natural remedies for treating bipolar disorder

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Schizophrenia Treatment and Self-Help

Schizophrenia recovery is possible. These treatment and self-help tips can help you to manage symptoms, live and work independently, build satisfying relationships, and enjoy a rewarding life. Schizophrenia: New hope for recovery Getting a diagnosis of schizophrenia can be devastating. …

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6 Ways to Support Self-Care for Someone With Schizophrenia

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Illuminating 13 Myths of Schizophrenia

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How Exercise Works Like A Drug for ADHD

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Exercise and the ADHD Brain: The Neuroscience of Movement

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ADHD and Exercise

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Treating anxiety without medication

If you suffer from anxiety, the constant, nagging feelings of worry can be troubling and hard to control. These feelings are usually intense and out of proportion to the actual troubles and dangers in your everyday life. They can make …

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Feeling Anxious? 7 Natural Remedies for Anxiety That Work Really Fast

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Herbal Treatment for anxiety: Is it effective?

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Anxiety and stress weighing heavily at night? A new blanket might help

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How Can OCD Be Prevented by Diet?

Certain dietary factors are believed to have an impact on the development or exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. OCD is an anxiety disorder that manifests in obsessions, or repetitive, intrusive thoughts and compulsions, or repetitive, uncontrollable behaviors. According to …

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Tips for Living With OCD

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Ten Things You Need To Know To Overcome OCD

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How Nutritional Therapy Is Helping People Overcome Alcohol Addiction

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Can exercise help conquer addiction?

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Using Exercise to Aid Alcohol and Drug Recovery

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Yoga for anxiety and depression

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7 Ways Creativity Supports Addiction Recovery

Creativity can play an important role in addiction recovery. A novelist in recovery said he believed drinking made him a better writer. He followed in the footsteps of literary heroes who drank too much and justified their habit by saying alcohol or …

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How can prescription drug addiction be treated?

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How Exercise Can Help You Beat Addiction

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Blurt It Out