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anxiety disorder
06
Mar

Campaign To Change Direction, Give An Hour and Easter Seals

Are you ready to join the Campaign to Change Direction? Click to Enlarge This week a number of people and organizations are talking about the Campaign to Change Direction. According to the website: “The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together...
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20
Feb

Sibling Bullying May Blur Perceptions

Take a few minutes and think back to your own childhood… As we mature our perceptions of our “growing up” years are distinctly our own. Try a little test the next time you are with your sibling(s). Ask what they remember about a specific event that you all attended during your childhood years. You might...
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14
Jan

Guilt And Mental Illness – Could There Be A Link?

“The human capacity for guilt is such that people can always find ways to blame themselves.” Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design Longitudinal study examines excessive guilt  Researchers at Washington University of St. Louis have been conducting a 12-year longitudinal study to determine if there is a connection between childhood guilt and eventual onset of mental...
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28
Nov

New Study: Is There A Connection Between Sitting Down On The Job And Your Mental Health?

What is your work environment about? This might seem like a mundane question, but in today’s world there are a lot of discussions about Life in a cubicle increasing the federal minimum wage, working conditions in general and this week the news media is covering the yearly story of how many American workers were asked...
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22
Oct

New Study: Examines Heart Attacks Followed By Depression And Anxiety

An overview of heart disease in the United States In case you didn’t realize it, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Here are the general facts, as the CDC outlines them: About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United...
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01
Aug

Therapeutic Photography: A Mindfulness Process

Do you remember the first time you used a camera? The other day we were having lunch with an associate and suddenly she said, “Wait, let’s take a photo…oh, OK, a selfie!” We obliged and had a good laugh at our many attempts to make ourselves look young and gorgeous! Afterwards we got to talking...
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19
Jun

Hurricane Sandy: Recovery In Many Ways Continues For Those Impacted

English: Ellis Island, seen from Liberty Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ellis Island is in recovery from Hurricane Sandy Have you ever visited Ellis Island? If not, put it on your “bucket list.” Ellis Island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument located in Upper New York Bay, the original island belongs to New...
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28
Mar

GAMIFICATION: A Popular Buzzword, Even In Mental Health

Candy Crush 抵達 350關 (Photo credit: kenming_wang) Do you like to play video games? To be clear, according to Wikipedia… A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a raster display...
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21
Mar

FACEBOOK: Check Your Newsfeeds ~ How Much Do You Learn About Childrearing?

Facebook logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What do you glean from FACEBOOK? You might think glean is the wrong verb to associate with FACEBOOK; however, we really do learn, discover, or find out about news or new ideas, usually little by little on FACEBOOK. Of course there are always the items that go “viral” – the...
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21
Mar

Collateral Damage: Our Childrens’ “War Torn” Mental Health

CBS News Sunday Morning (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you ever watch CBS News Sunday Morning? CBS News Sunday Morning actually debuted 35 years ago this past January. It has a 90 minute format and was designed to invite their viewers to sit down, relax and enjoy the broadcast as if you were reading a magazine....
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