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Kids, Teens & Depression  Your 11-year-old is the class bully. Your 15-year-old daughter exhibits frequent sudden bursts of anger. Normal signs of childhood development or early warning signs? Depression is a serious problem in both children and teens, and learning to recognize the symptoms early can help prevent future episodes and set them up for…

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The Three Types of Anxiety Disorder It is normal to feel anxious from time to time – everyone does. Looming deadlines, tax season or first dates can all cause a little anxiety. But there is a significant difference between  occasional stress and tension and the mental health problem we call Anxiety Disorder. There are three…

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In today’s world of hustle and bustle, it’s hard to keep a clear head. But clarity can be key to success and well-being–and it may be just a closet away. If you’ve got jigsaw puzzles stacked up inside, pull them out. They’re not just for fun; they can be an effective tool for improving mental…

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The holiday season is upon us, and for many, that means spending time with family, enjoying holiday parties and seeing old friends. But the holiday season can also trigger symptoms of anxiety and depression. Decreased sunlight in the winter months, overscheduling and unrealistic expectations about our holiday season experiences are just a few things that…

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The Many Faces of Mental Illness Mental illness is everywhere—affecting one in five adults every year (National Alliance of Mental Health – NAMI), and one in 20 people copes with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.  It’s time we stop sweeping the issue under the carpet and learn to recognize it so we…

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