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May is Mental Health Month: Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

We must acknowledge that there are still various communities with cultural stigma and bias towards mental health. The negative beliefs make it difficult for those who are suffering to receive the necessary support needed. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. However, people experience symptoms…

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Dealing With Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

The countless feelings you may go through when diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. You may ask yourself, “How will my family and I get through this?” or “How much do I tell my children about my illness?” While there are many developments being made in cancer treatment, it is understandable that you and your family…

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Suicide Awareness in the LGBTQ Community

Did You Know? Suicide attempts among LGBTQ youth are 20-40% higher than non-LGBTQ youth. Suicide attempts are four times greater for LGB youth and two times greater for questioning youth than that of heterosexual youth. Each time LGBT victimization occurs it increases the likelihood of self-harming behaviors by 2.5 times on average. Almost half of…

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What You Should Know About Living with PTSD

Are you aware of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Is it affecting someone in your family who you are close to and you’re not sure how to handle the situation? PTSD is ongoing, so it’s good to be informed, recognize the symptoms and other problems that may arise, and the recommended treatments. The information below…

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May is Mental Health Month – Spread the Word!

Research shows that 1 in 4 adult Americans live with a diagnosable mental health condition. Up to 50% of those people living with a mental health condition never seek or receive help due to stigma, lack of information and/or cost or lack of health insurance coverage. Many people may be reluctant to ask for help…

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Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called or referred to as “Winter Blues” and “Hibernation Reaction,” is a type of depression that commonly begins and ends, recurs, during the same time yearly for those who are affected by the symptoms. There is a tendency for the symptoms to occur as the days shorten and the sun…

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