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Archives for Mental Health

Cope With Post-Commencement Stress Disorder

by Mackenzie M. March 29th, 2019 | 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 18th, 2019 | 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 14th, 2018 | 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 9th, 2018 | 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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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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