Recognizing Depression in Children and Teens

Your 11-year-old is the class bully. Your 15-year-old daughter exhibits frequent sudden bursts of anger. Normal signs of childhood development or early warning signs? Depression is a serious problem in both children and teens, and learning to recognize the symptoms early can help prevent future episodes and set them up for behavioral health success. What…

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The Truth About Anxiety Disorders

By January 21, 2015 11 Comments

Learn About Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America, affecting about 20% of the population at any given time. Sadly, some people do not seek treatment for their illness because they aren’t sure they have a problem or that their problem can be successfully treated. Or they’re just too embarrassed…

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10 Myths About Mental Illness

By January 7, 2015 3 Comments

  Myths About Mental Illness Are Common With one in five American adults having experienced a mental health issue, a lack of understanding of mental illness can have profound consequences for millions of people in our nation. Misconceptions, or myths, about mental illness are widespread and contribute to an age-old stigma, leading many to withdraw…

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5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail (And How to Make Sure Yours Won’t)

By December 29, 2014 2 Comments

Do you find yourself making the same New Year’s resolutions year after year–lose weight, stick to a budget, declutter the house?  You join a gym, buy a book about organization…but by February you are still living paycheck to paycheck, the new book has disappeared into the paper pile on the dining room table, and you…

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Avoiding Thanksgiving Stress

By October 19, 2014 0 Comments

Does the Thanksgiving weekend bring memories of fun times with family, playing football outside in the crunchy leaves and shopping until you drop? Or is it more like a nightmare of tipsy relatives bickering and complaining? Does preparing the Thanksgiving meal give you enjoyment or is a herculean task that has you stressed from Halloween…

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