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February 27, 2018
by Tracey Block

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A healthy diet may promote mental health

February 27, 2018 17:17 by Tracey Block

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The importance of a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is well known, but researchers have recently studied the effect of healthy eating on one's mental health--with the possibility that foods that are good for the body may also be good for the mind. [More]

January 28, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Are children too quickly diagnosed with ADHD?

January 28, 2018 00:06 by Tracey Block

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The behaviors characteristic of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness. But these symptoms are characteristic of a long list of other possible physical and mental health issues--such as vision or hearing loss, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. As the number of cases in North American children continues to rise, researchers are beginning to wonder if ADHD is too often being misdiagnosed. [More]

January 25, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The pressure for perfection can be devastating

January 25, 2018 17:04 by Tracey Block

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While aiming high and setting goals is encouraged in 21st century society, for many, perfectionism has become an obsession. Recent research indicates Millennials, in particular, are suffering challenges to their mental and physical well-being in the pursuit of ultimate perfection in education, professional work and in their own physical images. Can anything be done to help reduce the burden young people feel in their quest for the perfect life? [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]

November 29, 2017
by Tracey Block

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ADHD and college success. No longer an oxymoron.

November 29, 2017 23:09 by Tracey Block

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The stress is palpable. Deadlines are looming for students in colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. The end of November means final exams are just around the corner; term papers are due. Add a disorder like ADHD to the end-of-term pressures and survival may seem uncertain. Can students with ADHD succeed in post-secondary studies? [More]

October 30, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Research Shows Screaming May Reduce Stress

October 30, 2017 23:35 by Tracey Block

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The results of a Washington Post-UMass Lowell poll—about screaming—were released this month. With so many options to help one alleviate daily stress, there might be one helpful activity that's easily overlooked. No app required. No special workout clothes either. [More]

October 26, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Working Hard for Mental Health and Wellness

October 26, 2017 06:00 by Tracey Block

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Did you celebrate World Mental Health Day? Is it still taboo to talk about mental health in the workplace? Globally, World Mental Health Day aims to educate, encourage and shine a light on improvements in mental health options, advocacy and recognition of the need to remove the social stigma surrounding mental health subjects. This year’s goal—how to improve the workplace to promote the mental health and wellbeing of all. [More]

March 13, 2017
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 13, 2017 08:00 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Elizabeth Glaser, Dolzura Cortez, Marvelyn Brown, Rebekka Armstrong, Kimberly Bergalis, Criselda Kananda, Lesego Motsepe, Musa ‘Queen’ Njoko (Gospel Artist), and Amanda Blake. What do these individuals have in common? They have a few things in common. First, these individuals are all top celebrity females. Second, these individuals are all women. Third, these women contracted HIV. March 10, 2017 was National Woman and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. [More]