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December 14, 2017
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Divorce and MENtal Health

December 14, 2017 00:31 by Tracey Block

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Divorce. The end of a marriage can be devastating to both partners in the breakup. But research shows not enough has been done to help men through the initial grieving process. And even after the grieving, statistics indicate some men never recover. [More]

December 10, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Is Nomophobia ruining your life?

December 10, 2017 23:03 by Tracey Block

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Nomophobia is becoming more widespread in this 21st century era of smartphone technology. Do you suffer from it? Answer yes or no to the following: I obsessively check my smartphone for missed texts, emails or social media updates. I constantly top up my cell phone’s battery charge. I cannot leave a room without my smartphone. Using these kinds of questions and more, researchers believe it’s time to start taking the condition more seriously. [More]

December 8, 2017
by Tracey Block

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The Anxiety of a Generation

December 8, 2017 00:38 by Tracey Block

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More than any other generation before them, Millennials are stressed out and anxious. According to researchers, they are the generation at the highest risk for mental illness. How did this happen? And can the results be reversed? [More]

December 4, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Toddler tantrum or mental illness?

December 4, 2017 10:00 by Tracey Block

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How young can your child be to receive a professional diagnosis, and treatment, for a mental illness? From birth to age 6, children develop very quickly, both mentally and physically. As a result, it is hard to tell if a new or questionable behavior is fleeting and nothing to worry about—or something that will become problematic for life. Specialists and researchers are finally starting to recognize the importance of the early years in mental health intervention and support. [More]

December 2, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Mental Health Care for Seniors in Long-Term Care

December 2, 2017 00:25 by Tracey Block

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It's a fact--humans are living longer. In only a few decades, one-quarter of North America's population will be over age 65. The decision to move a parent--or spouse--into long-term care can cause anxiety, depression and guilt. What about the mental health of seniors moving into care? Challenges to their psychological well-being occur before, during and after relocation. Can excellence in mental health care for seniors in long-term facilities be guaranteed? [More]

November 27, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Technology is Reshaping Mental Health

November 27, 2017 08:00 by Tracey Block

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Mental health therapy. The words conjure images of a patient lying on a couch while a Freudian-looking therapist sits in an adjacent chair, notebook and pen poised to write. But in the 21st century, there are powerful new mental health options: digital tools. What are they and which ones would you trust with your mental health? [More]

November 25, 2017
by Tracey Block

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The Dark Side of Black Friday

November 25, 2017 01:05 by Tracey Block

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Are we paying the price for Black Friday sales? Rather than a day to relax after the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday has, for many, become a day of stress and anxiety. Some see it as a challenge to find the best bargain. Others see it challenging their mental health and well being. How about you? [More]