Mental Health

Is COVID Bringing Your Teen Down?

Living with the fear and restrictions of COVID-19 is enough to bring anyone down, but teens may be especially affected. They may be missing friends as well as major events like prom, sports or graduation. It's normal for your teen to feel sad during these times. But how can you tell if they need a little extra emotional support? The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP suggests you look for these signs that your teen is struggling: • Unusual changes in mood or behavior. Is your teen irritabl...

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2/3/2021 2:50:00 PM Comments(0)

Care for Your Emotional Health

We're coming off a bad year. There's no question that 2020 left a lot to be desired. That's why it's important in this new year to make a resolution to care for your emotional health as well as your physical health. When you're emotionally healthy, you feel good about yourself. You have good relationships. You're aware of your emotions and know how to deal with them. You can cope with stress, anger and sadness. And you're not afraid to get help from a medical professional when you need it. Here ...

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12/18/2020 10:47:00 AM Comments(0)

Take extra care of your mental health

You're preoccupied and having difficulty focusing. Your sleep isn't great, and you aren't eating as well as you know you should. You may be stressed out by COVID-19. It's not unusual to be anxious during a disease outbreak—especially a pandemic like this one. But chronic stress isn't good for your body or mind. It might be time to take some steps to ease the pressure on yourself. How do you know if your mental health is suffering during this outbreak? You may be feeling stressed if you're ...

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8/14/2020 2:06:00 PM Comments(0)

Anger Management 101

Who hasn't felt their temper rise in a traffic jam or their blood boil in a heated argument? We all get angry—a normal, often healthy reaction. But if you find yourself blowing up all the time, it may be time to assess your anger meter and whether you have a short fuse. Too much anger can be bad for you. It can harm everything from your relationships to your health and happiness. Managing anger, on the other hand, has plenty of benefits. Here are a few strategies experts suggest, incl...

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8/29/2018 11:44:00 AM Comments(0)

When worrying becomes worrisome

We all worry. We worry about our finances. We worry about our children. We worry about the weird noise our car started making yesterday. It's normal to worry from time to time. But how can you tell if you're worrying excessively? However, an inability to turn off your worrying could have a severe impact on your overall state of mental health. In turn, this can lead to a series of chronic conditions that can further endanger your health. Here are some steps you can take to get yo...

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4/25/2018 11:25:00 AM Comments(0)