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Tracey L. Kelley
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29
Jul

Holistic Tips for Insomnia Relief

You hear it everywhere: get better sleep, and all is right in the world! But what if sleep is eluding you for one reason or another? Here are some natural solutions to improve sleep hygiene and overcome insomnia. Wait—What Is Sleep Hygiene? According to the Sleep Foundation, sleep hygiene is the foundation of daily routines...
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20
Jul

Why Being in Nature Is Good for Mental and Emotional Well-being

There are few shortcuts to achieving better health, but one constant that repeatedly proves itself is how being in the natural world influences a more positive state of being. You don’t even need to be a grand adventurer to reap the benefits of being in nature: a daily 20-minute walk to get fresh air, see...
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29
Jun

Styles of Meditation

While there are numerous methods of meditation, sometimes it’s a challenge to know which meditation styles could be the best for you. Fortunately, it’s easy and free to try as many forms as you like until you find the right fit. Why Meditate? The benefits of meditation differ for each person, but scientific study of...
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young Black man doing yoga on mat - thoughts and emotions
08
Jun

How Yoga Helps Control Your Thoughts and Emotions

Because of certain media depictions of yoga, many people think it’s a little too esoteric for them, or they’re not thin enough to practice, or it’s simply weird! But understanding yoga from a physiological perspective reveals benefits accessible to everyone. An Uncomplicated Look at Yoga For a moment, let’s forget about all the typical Western...
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27
May

Deciding on Residential Treatment for Mental Health Issues

There are moments in life when you simply have to write out a pros and cons list when making a major decision. If you’re at a crossroads about how to improve wellness management but have never tried residential treatment for mental health issues, we’ll provide some facts to help your thought process. Peel Back the...
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14
May

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

Although anorexia nervosa—also referred to as anorexia—seems like a modern disorder, physicians published papers about a form of the disorder in the late 1800s. However, in all this time, the definition has changed considerably. A Brief History of Anorexia Some researchers claim that doctors were trying to understand “a nervous consumption caused by sadness and...
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29
Apr

Understanding Causes of Depression

Everyone has periods of sadness or feeling blue. But not all people receive a diagnosis of depression. Understanding the causes of depression and the viable treatment options helps reduce the stigma of the disorder and enables individuals to live full, rich lives. What Is Depression? Before we look at any causes of depression, let’s first...
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15
Apr

COVID and Mental Illness

The impact of coronavirus is more than just physical or economical. Mentally and emotionally, most people feel the strain of the pandemic in numerous ways. The question now is, how do we heal from it, and where do we turn for help? COVID Simply Isn’t Over Yet As of this writing, there are nearly 30...
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28
Mar

Facts About Antidepressant Withdrawal

Many physicians prescribe antidepressants for individuals with mood disorders such as anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. In certain circumstances, medication is only necessary for a short time, while other diagnoses might require a change in the prescription dosage or a different type as part of effective long-term treatment. If you need to stop taking antidepressants,...
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18
Mar

Helping Veterans With Mental Illness

According to the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH), approximately 30 percent of U.S. reserve and active military personnel—roughly 730,000 women and men—returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have mental health conditions requiring treatment, including PTSD and depression. However, less than 50 percent receive the care they need. Why? The Hidden Culture Within American military ranks...
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