Coping with Body Shaming – A Guide for Parents

By February 4, 2019 0 Comments

No matter how much you strive to teach your child that bodies come in all shapes and sizes—it’s likely they will be body shamed at some point. How do you help your child deal with this form of bullying?  Having a good body image helps kids feel confident. Children with a poor body image don’t…

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Don’t Miss This Exciting Event: Reverse Raffle, Dinner & Dancing on April 5

By February 1, 2019 0 Comments

Join us for an event unlike any other on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Restaurant in Orange Park. Someone will leave with $5,000 from our Reverse Raffle! Tickets are $100 and proceeds benefit local families served by Clay Behavioral Health Center and Kids First of Florida.  Tickets include dinner and dance…

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How to talk to someone who has depression

By January 28, 2019 0 Comments

What Not To Say to a Person Experiencing Depression If you have a friend or loved one with depression, you might be left wondering how to talk to him or her in a comforting and helpful way.  It helps if we first briefly discuss what depression is. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a…

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Suffering from anxiety and depression? How to successfully set New Year’s Resolutions.

By January 2, 2019 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again. Out with the old, in with the new. Time to welcome 2019 and embrace the opportunities associated with a brand-new year.  Living with anxiety and depression this time of year can be particularly difficult. There’s a lot of pressure to “start over” or “begin again” or revamp how you…

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Holiday eating anxiety – tips on how to handle the holidays

By November 28, 2018 0 Comments

Don’t let the holidays eat at you. The holidays are here – a time of joy and celebration, spending time with family and friends and eating a little more than usual. But if you suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, the holidays can be torture bringing tremendous stress, anxiety,…

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Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

By October 22, 2018 0 Comments

It’s hard to imagine a world without social media. According to Social Media Today, the average person spends at least three hours on social media every day – almost as much time spent on eating and drinking, socializing, and grooming! All this social media time can negatively impact on our mental health causing anxiety, feelings…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – More Than Just the Winter Blues

By September 27, 2018 0 Comments

Fall is officially here. It is that pumpkin spice time of year, the weather is getting cooler, and the days are getting shorter. Many people find their mood changes as summer ends. According to the National Institute of Health, almost 20 percent of people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression. And,…

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Ways to Deal With Insomnia (Naturally)

By July 30, 2018 0 Comments

5 Natural Remedies For Insomnia Insomnia is one of the biggest problems facing people today, with 30% of the population reporting some symptoms according to a National Sleep Foundation survey. Insomnia can increase anxiety and depression, reduce your productivity, and cause serious health problems over time. Getting to sleep can feel impossible for some people,…

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Hot Thoughts: What Are They And How Can You Handle Them?

By June 7, 2018 0 Comments

Changing How You Think Can Change How You Feel In cognitive therapy, the belief is that altering your thoughts will change the way you feel. After all, for better or worse it’s a person’s thoughts that govern the way they perceive the world. Hot thoughts are classed as instant negative reactions to perceived threats or…

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The Warning Signs of Alcoholism

By April 12, 2018 0 Comments

Alcoholism: When Drinking Stops Being Fun It’s your second hangover in three days and you haven’t even gotten through the workweek. Monday morning you laughed it off as the results of a Sunday night get-together that had gone on too long. Now you have no real excuse.  Your head throbs. Your hands shake. Your stomach…

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