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Mindfulness

Everyday mindfulness can be as simple as stopping to smell the flowers while walking to the mailbox, observing the clarity in the blue sky above, or even just becoming aware that you are day-dreaming mid-conversation. When we bring mindful awareness into our daily...

How To Control COVID-19 Stress

Can the COVID-19 outbreak cause stress? There's no denying that the coronavirus outbreak has caused feelings of stress, anxiety, and fear among us all, as it turned our whole lives upside down in a short space of time. Since the World Health Organization declared the...

Stress Effects On The Body

Stress Effects On The Body The gut has hundreds of millions of neurons, which can function fairly independently and are in constant communication with the brain, explaining the ability to feel “butterflies” in the stomach. Stress can affect this brain-gut...

SUICIDE

SUICIDE: An uncomfortable conversation that can save a life Why talk about suicide? Suicide is preventable Connections to family and friends or to health professionals keep people alive Crises pass Most people who are suicidal do not actually want to die. They only...

Bipolar I vs. Bipolar II Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme high and low moods that can be intercepted by periods of symptom-free, “normal” mood. Symptoms can occur between the two poles of depression and mania:...

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