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What is a Coping Kit and How Can It Help

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the country, affecting 40 million adults in the U.S. each year. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in … Read more

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Why Does Mental Health Awareness Matter?

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness It is estimated that in the United States alone, 19% of the general population, 46% of teenagers, and 13% of children suffer from some form of mental illness each year.  However, a majority of those suffering from mental illness do not seek treatment, largely because of the social stigma … Read more

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10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Did you know your mental health can affect your physical health? It might explain chest pain, stomach aches, dizziness, and even more, you feel when experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, paranoia, and more. There are just as many benefits to taking care of your emotional health as there are to taking care of … Read more

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Taking Care of Yourself and Your Mental Health

When was the last time you had a self-care day? Took a bath, meditated, journaled, etc? If it has been longer than your mental health needs, it may be time to sit back and reflect on why that is.  Life is hard, no matter what you are going through and we get that. But in … Read more

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Top 6 Signs You May Have a Mental Health Disorder

As the world grapples with a public health crisis and rising political tensions, it is perhaps no surprise that some people are feeling a little uneasy about the state of the world at the moment. The truth is that stress is normal and appropriate as a response to stressful situational triggers such as the COVID-19 … Read more

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Positive Health Effects of Human-Animal Interactions

There is nothing like a loyal companion to welcome you home from a long day at work or keep you company during lonely nights. Besides being a joy to be around, pets provide unconditional love and support that can go far beyond just keeping you company. The presence of pets may also improve children’s emotional … Read more

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Creating a Mental Health Journal

There is a good chance you kept a diary in your teenage years. It was a place where you could confess your worries and struggles without fear of judgment or punishment. After getting all of your thoughts and feelings down on paper, you probably felt better. After that, you probably felt more at peace with … Read more

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10 Types of Mental Health Disorders

People of all sexes, ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic groups can suffer from mental health disorders. Many factors can trigger illness, and illnesses can range from mild to severe. In general, people with mental disorders find it difficult to cope with everyday life because of their altered thinking, moods, or behaviors.  The Centers for Disease … Read more