10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Tips for boosting your mood, energy levels, and outlook when the temperatures may drop and sunlight is scarcer. Madeline R. Vann Dark mornings, darker evenings, and chilly gray days in between mean winter is here — and with the coldest season come the winter blues. There’s no clinical diagnosis for the “winter blues,” but experts […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

Are you extremely afraid of being judged by others? Are you very self-conscious in everyday social situations? Do you avoid meeting new people? If you have been feeling this way for at least six months and these feelings make it hard for you to do everyday tasks—such as talking to people at work or school—you […]

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6 Tips for Managing Family and Friends During the Holidays

BY LESLIE BECKER-PHELPS, PHDPsychologistDECEMBER 12, 2018 Feel the stress of the holidays yet? If not, consider yourself lucky… and prepare for the tension yet to come. While you might look forward to the obligatory family or friend gatherings ahead, you most likely also have some misgivings – most people do. Respecting your feelings (positive and […]

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National Alliance on Mental Illness National Convention

REGISTER TODAY The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States. Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join us as we embrace our theme — Together Toward Tomorrow — and celebrate NAMI’s 40 years […]

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Make a Difference! Learn how to help.

1 in 4 Adults will experience mental illness in their lifetime. 1 in 5 Adults will experience mental illness this year. The Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK), Recovering Hope Treatment Center, Crisis Text Line and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is hosting an additional Mental Health First Aid Training Certification Course […]

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10 Tried-and-True Methods for Diffusing Travel Anxiety

Love the destinations but not the process of getting there? Don’t give up the travel; learn to meet your anxiety head on. Any day waiting to board a plane, for me, starts with sweaty palms and a tight grip on my belongings. By Alicia Raeburn Anxiety is no stranger to travelers. Unusual scenery and food, […]

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How Grief Can Make You Sick

The loss of a loved one can impact survivors’ mental and physical health. By Dr. Sanjay Gupta “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear,” wrote author C.S. Lewis, reflecting on his wife’s death. Like fear, grief is a common human response with psychological and physical implications. Losing a loved one is […]

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How To Navigate the Holiday Season With Anxiety and Depression

Some helpful tips for getting through this hectic time of year. By Vanessa Paredes Nov 13, 2019 Statistics show that over 17 million adults experience depression, and more than 40 million battle anxiety disorder in the United States. For those dealing with either, or both—know that you are not alone. Many times, people suffering from […]

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