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Archives for Mental Health

All Natural Ways to Relieve Stress

by Editorial Team October 13th, 2017 | Mental Health
There is no doubt that we live in a stressful world. At any given time there are an estimated 3.3 million adults in the United States that are on anti-anxiety medications. Here are a few of the factors that contribute to the stress the current generation faces versus the generations of our parents and grandparents.

  1. To make it financially, most families require both parents to be employed.

  2. Children have a heavier academic load than ever before.

  3. Social demands for each member of the family can be difficult to schedule.

  4. We live with a higher crime rate than past generations.

  5. Lack
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Dealing with Anxiety

by R. Carnavale October 6th, 2017 | Mental Health
Maybe you're about to take a test or go on a first date, or often feel a little bit uneasy, or you remember an unpleasant person or event -- whatever the cause, anxiety is not a welcome addition to your emotional palate. Anxiety, a low-level fear response, can range from being worried about something to experiencing panic attacks on a daily basis and the disorder can be experienced in conjunction with phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). There's lots of ways to deal with anxiety so that you feel calm and relaxed again and
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College and the Long Distance Relationship

by Mackenzie M. August 31st, 2017 | Mental Health
The mental health of college students is often sorrowfully neglected. It is time to address one issue concerning a student’s mental health that can distract from homework, friends, family, and life goals in general: the long distance relationship. I have seen the mental health of my peers deteriorate in a matter of days, due to the stress and struggle that long distance relationships can put on them.

Let me explain my viewpoint.

In my dorm hallway freshman year, five of the twenty people began their year involved in a long distance relationship. First, there was Gracie. Gracie had been dating the same
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Cope With Post-Commencement Stress Disorder

by Mackenzie M. March 30th, 2017 | Mental Health
As the college graduation season draws close, many students are getting excited to receive their degrees and move on with their lives. Other students, however, are absolutely terrified of what lies ahead. In fact, these fears are not completely unfounded due to the poor job market and the incredible amount of alternative opportunities outside of the work force to choose from. While most people are mildly nervous about what the future holds, many graduates experience a phenomenon known as post-commencement stress disorder. Stress is normal at graduation, but too much stress can have detrimental effects on health, happiness, and
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Choosing a Therapist

by Jessica B. January 19th, 2017 | Mental Health
The key to successful mental health treatment can be choosing the best therapist for you. This is not an easy task, but having a therapist you feel comfortable with can really make a difference in your treatment. Here are a few tips for choosing a therapist that can provide you with what you need.

1) Covered by insurance – If cost is an issue, your starting point for choosing a therapist should always be your insurance list of providers. If cost is not an option, you have a broader scope to choose from.

2) Title – Therapists have a
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