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3 Ways to Minimize Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short, is a form of depression that typically impacts people during the winter months when exposure to sunlight and temperature changes naturally occur. Research indicates that about six percent of the American population, primarily those people living in northern states, suffers from SAD. It is

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How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Anger

  Anger is a normal emotion; one that everyone experiences from time to time, and one that’s healthy when expressed appropriately. However, for some people, anger is an emotion they express far too frequently, and in harmful and hurtful ways. Their anger gets out of control and begins to seriously affect their life negatively. If

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5 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of them, you know how difficult your life can feel most days. When anxiety strikes, the world around us can become a sort of funhouse, only not that much

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Why Did I Feel Fine Yesterday? The Causes of Depression

With 322 million people suffering from depression worldwide, it’s not surprising to learn that in America, depression is among the most common mental disorders. The cause of depression is often simplified as a chemical imbalance in the brain, but the reality is that the disease is far more complicated. Scientific research has yet to completely

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5 Signs Financial Stress Is Causing You Anxiety

Posted by: Chris Rancourt,LMSW Money is a great motivator in life, but it can also cause a lot of stress. Unfortunately, sometimes that financial stress can lead to anxiety. If you’re consumed with financial stress, you might start to experience signs of anxiety that take over other areas of your life. Understanding this “trigger” can

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3 Keys on How to talk About You Maternal Struggles

  While having a baby can be the most exciting and joyful time of a mother’s life, that doesn’t mean you have to feel happy all the time. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects more women than you might think. Close to 20% of new mothers are diagnosed with PPD, and up to 80% tend to have

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