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Taking Away The Stigma Of Mental Illness


Ah, it’s February. The month of red roses, pink hearts, frilly Valentine’s Day cards, and dreary weather. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it always seems to feel like that “in between” month. Will it snow? Will it rain? Will it be 50 degrees and sunny or 32 degrees […]

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How To Beat SAD When You Work From Home


I love my life. I love my work. I’m known for my cheery disposition and incessant optimism. And yet a couple of weeks ago, as I opened my laptop for the working day ahead, all I wanted to do was crawl into a hole and hide. Worse still, this sudden and unexpected slump into depression […]

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How To Make Myself Happier


Q: How can I make myself happier in the new year? A: People can make plans to become happier and mentally healthier and can be very successful in doing so. Here are some resolutions people can utilize to improve their mental health and quality of life. º Make a plan to be happy. Wake up […]

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In The Midst Of A SAD Season


With many of the perks of the winter season over — from the holidays to increased time with family and loved ones — it is time to wait out the cold, gray days until spring arrives. For those living with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), waiting for the much-needed reprieve of spring may be a little […]

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Light Therapy Can Help Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder


With longer nights and cloudy days, many people feel depressed this time of year. But when does that depression become more than just a case of the winter blues? Doctors call it Seasonal Affective Disorder. About five percent of Americans get the seasonal depression every winter. It can often feel like major depression. The symptoms […]

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