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December 22, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 22, 2016 23:55 by Hilda Huj

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It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]

January 22, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Get the Sleep You Need for Better Memory & Better Mental Health

January 22, 2015 05:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Sleep shouldn’t be a luxury that we only grant ourselves on Saturday mornings. It’s a necessity if we want to have a healthy mind and body. Sleep gives us a chance to recharge, heal, and process our experiences. Lack of enough good quality sleep not only makes us grumpy, but it can also negatively impact our memory, our mood, and our overall health and well-being. [More]

December 11, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Does Sleep Affect my Mental Health?

December 11, 2014 02:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Sleep. Sleep is something that many of us admit that we want to get more of, but most of us don't. As I write this, I've been struggling with my sleep patterns for a couple of weeks at this point. We all go through times like that, but did you know that, if you are not getting enough sleep, you can actually be negatively affecting your mental health? It's true. Getting good sleep and feeling well rested is absolutely vital when it comes to taking care of our mental health. Why? We're going to take a closer look at that and how you can be sure to get better sleep. [More]

November 4, 2014
by Caleen Martin

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The Invisible Disease: Best Tips for Surviving Fibromyalgia

November 4, 2014 02:55 by Caleen Martin

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Your doctor informs you that you have an invisible disease which causes debilitating pain throughout your body. You may lose your job, have to fight for benefits. You have to deal with doctors who think you're lying about your condition and symptoms and become a guinea pig in order to find the most effective medications and therapies. [More]

August 14, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Evaluation of Sleep Disorders as They Relate to Mental Illness

August 14, 2014 02:55 by Cathy England, MA

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Sleep disturbances are common in the United States population. Harvard Health Publications (2009), estimate that sleep problems are prevalent in at least 50% of patients receiving psychiatric treatment. This can be compared to the general population in which about 10% report sleep problems. What is not entirely clear is whether or not sleep disturbance is a symptom or a risk factor for mental health presentations. [More]

August 9, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Why Can't I Sleep?

August 9, 2014 02:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Sleep is one of the most important things that we have to do, because our body does a number of important functions during sleep. It recuperates from injury, helps the body to rest, metabolizes food and such from throughout the day, and more. Because of this, it's important that we get a sufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis. But some of us have some major issues with sleeping, and because of this, we don't exactly know how to take care of it. [More]

June 18, 2014
by Caleen Martin

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5 steps to rid yourself of the uncomfortable feelings of extreme self-care.

June 18, 2014 02:55 by Caleen Martin

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Why is it that we are so good at caring for others and so dysfunctional when it comes to caring for ourselves? Our culture has trained us to be givers, not takers. The problem is that being the proverbial 'good girl/boy' will literally rob us of our lives. We find that we never seem to have time for ourselves, our relationships become one-sided and we become more resentful towards others over time. [More]