The Ultimate Benefits of Pets List

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There’s nothing quite like coming home to a furry friend after a long day at work. If you have noticed that you tend to feel happier in the presence of your pet, you aren’t alone. Pets offer a whole host of benefits, many of which positively affect your mental health. While some breeds and species […]

The Hidden Side of Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are serious conditions characterized by unhealthy patterns of food consumption – typically either eating too much or too little. Contrary to what the name suggests, however, these disorders are about much more than food. In this article, a local expert explains why there is more to eating disorders than meets the eye.   […]

Bipolar 1 vs. Bipolar 2

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Two Sides of the Coin Bipolar disorder is a commonly known condition, but not many people know about the differences between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2, which are separate diagnoses. Unfortunately, this can prevent some people from recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder that they may be presenting, often leaving them to go untreated. Here, […]

Grieving Later in Life

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How Elderly People Experience Loss Differently It is an unfortunate fact that the longer a person lives, the more loss they will experience, but grieving the loss of a loved one never gets any easier. In fact, research shows that it can be significantly more difficult for the elderly. Here, we explore the many ways […]

The Truth About OCD

OCD – which stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder – is perhaps one of the more misunderstood mental health disorders. Colloquially, many people believe it to simply refer to extreme organization or perfectionism; but in fact, the scope of the disorder extends far beyond those traits. Read on to learn the truth about what it’s like to […]

Imposter Syndrome

Understanding and Overcoming False Feelings of Inadequacy Anyone who’s ever experienced a high-pressure situation is likely to be familiar with the gut-twisting feeling of self-doubt. In those moments, when success is more or less demanded, people who lack a strong internal sense of value may conjure up intrusive thoughts like, “Am I qualified?” or “Do […]

You + Social Media: 6 Healthy Boundaries

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Relationship Status: It’s Complicated For better or worse, the emergence and rapid evolution of social media have changed society as we know it. In real-time, users can post statuses, share photos, videos, blogs – you name it, and there’s probably a specific platform for it. These spaces were built to foster creative expression, community building, […]

Taking a Mental Health Day

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Burnout and declining mental health is becoming more and more prevalent in the United States at a troubling pace. In 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health reported that nearly 51.1 million U.S. adults live with a mental illness. In 2020, that number increased to 52.9 million. Unfortunately, stigmas surrounding mental healthcare prevent many from […]

Keeping Your Mind Sharp As You Age

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Getting older is a blessing. Aging means that you get decades of life to enjoy the world around you, grow as a person, and watch your loved ones grow as well. To make sure that you get the most out of your golden years, it’s important to keep not only your body in tip-top shape, […]

Maintaining Mental Health as You Age

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Annual Aging Well Section Growing older is a gift, but as you grow into your golden years, it’s important to stay on top of your health. Being mindful of health and wellness changes eases the aging process and prevents unnecessary worry so you can fully enjoy this season of life. Here, we talk to experts […]