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Archives for Mental Health

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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HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

by Louise December 15th, 2016 | Health Observance, Mental Health
December 1st marked the beginning of Aids Awareness Month in the U.S. The negative side effects of HIV/AIDS  are generally thought of just as physical problems, which makes some sense because those symptoms are part of the diagnosis. However, HIV/AIDS is such a devastating illness that it can often have repercussions on mental health. According to AIDS.gov, people who are living with HIV/AIDS often end up with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, or mania. Because mental health disorders are not as obvious on the surface level, it makes it that much more important to watch out
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The Arts and Alzheimer’s

by Louise November 10th, 2016 | Mental Health
There are many ways that an Alzheimer caregiver can help enrich the life of an affected person, whether it is helping with daily planning, communication, or food and eating. Did you know that music and art are great care tools for people living with Alzheimer's disease? Music and art are unique activities, because they allow self-expression and engagement. Both of these factors can truly help enrich the life of someone living with Alzheimer's disease, even throughout the progression of dementia, when self-expression and engagement can become more difficult.

First, consider music. Music has been shown to improve some of the
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Dealing with Anxiety

by R. Carnavale October 8th, 2015 | 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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