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January 1, 2018
by Alex Moore

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Mental Illness Will Still Challenge Relationships in 2018

January 1, 2018 11:03 by Alex Moore

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Having a spouse, relative, or significant other with a mental illness is a common reality that brings with it a number of unique challenges. Today, more people than ever face an uncertain future in their relationships due to both misunderstanding and overlooking the plight of a mental illness in their midst. [More]

December 28, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Putting the Spotlight on Mental Illnesses

December 28, 2017 01:43 by Tracey Block

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Long before movies like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" first hit theatres in 1975, films and TV programs have depicted stereotypes of people with mental illnesses, psychiatric wards and the professionals therein. But slowly, the pictures are changing to represent the real people struggling, surviving, and succeeding with mental challenges as part of their daily realities. And so, the Oscar goes to . . . [More]

December 28, 2017
by Tracey Block

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The answer may be just below the surface

December 28, 2017 01:04 by Tracey Block

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For some sufferers of chronic depression, medications and psychotherapy bring no relief. For those people, researchers are looking at a completely different kind of treatment. And while drilling a hole into the brain may sound like something out of science fiction movies, it just might be the answer. The treatment requires a very small hole in the brain—but, it has been showing big results. [More]

December 25, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Make Mental Health a Priority in the Last Days of 2017

December 25, 2017 23:34 by Tracey Block

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The last week of December rushes past in a whirlwind of remembering gifts, managing party schedules, and recalling recipe ingredients. Sometimes in the haste of it all, we forget what is most important--our mental health. Professionals suggest managing mental health issues as well in the last week of December as in the other 51 weeks of the year. How can you prevent one week of festivities from undoing all your hard work? [More]

December 24, 2017
by Theravive

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New Years Resolutions

December 24, 2017 16:17 by Theravive

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A New Year has arrived and with a New Year comes new hopes and dreams just bursting to be fulfilled. Losing weight, quitting smoking, and getting healthy are by far the most popular resolutions. And yet the attainability of a resolution has become virtually impossible to achieve for most people. Breaking down goals into pragmatic parts results in more successful outcomes. [More]

December 22, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Could it be more than just the ‘winter blues’?

December 22, 2017 00:42 by Tracey Block

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It isn't unusual to feel a little more tired--maybe even a little depressed--during the winter months. The long, dark, cold nights and brief hours of sunlight can ruin anyone's mood. For some, however, the effect is more serious. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) causes a host of debilitating symptoms in sufferers, but research is finding ways to help. [More]

December 21, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Therapist Heal Thyself

December 21, 2017 01:10 by Tracey Block

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Would you go to a mental health professional who publicly admits a personal struggle with mental illness? Researchers are finding that as long as the professional is stable, patients are buoyed by a therapist's example of success. Do counsellors with first-hand knowledge of mental illness elicit better results in their patients? [More]

December 19, 2017
by Tracey Block

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This is Your Brain on Exercise

December 19, 2017 00:15 by Tracey Block

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We are well aware of how important exercise is for our bodies. But how can we keep our psyches in shape? Researchers are finding there really is a connection between mind and body. Exercise may not only improve mood and reduce anxiety, but it just may help prevent and treat some mental illnesses. [More]