Tag Archives: Mental Health

Divorce and Grief

Leaving, or being left – how divorce grief affects those going through a separation. Continue reading

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Anxiety Disorders Increase Risk of Substance Abuse and Suicide

Over one third of people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, reported Dr. Kirk Murphy at the 19th Annual David Berman Conference on Concurrent Disorders on May 25, 2011. Concurrent Disorders are what the mental health community … Continue reading

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Depression linked to genes in two studies

Depression linked to genes in two studies. Two new studies link Depression to chromosomes, supporting evidence of a genetic link for this disorder.  I hope that this research helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and assists people in … Continue reading

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New Anxiety Treatment Possible

New Study Identifies Biological Mechanism for Anxiety Research published last week in The Journal of Neuroscience identified a mechanism in the brain that controls anxiety.  The Victoria Times Colonist reports: New anxiety treatment possible.  While current medications do exist for treating … Continue reading

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Yoga Benefits Mood and Mental Health

Yoga tops walking, study finds. Exercise can improve your mood, and decrease anxiety and depression symptoms.  Studies have shown that even walking 20 minutes a day can improve your mood, leaving you feeling more calm and relaxed.  This new study, … Continue reading

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Six Easy Steps for Resolving Conflict

1.  PLAN FOR THE DISCUSSION DO *Let go of anger generated by trivial issues. *Deal with small but significant issues when they happen. *Be assertive; if it’s important to you, it’s worthy of discussion. *Deal with big issues as soon … Continue reading

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Bully-Proofing Your Child

No parent wants their child to be bullied in school.  Yet, almost everyone will recall being part of, or witnessing, a bullying incident during their school years.  In some ways, bullying can all too easily be accepted by our culture.  … Continue reading

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