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Grief is a natural reaction to a severe loss, like the death of a friend or relative. It is an emotional process you go through when you are adjusting to death, but grief is not reserved just for the loss of a person. For instance, when you get divorced, you may need to mourn the loss of your marriage and the ideals or potential that is gone. Various types of trauma may trigger the grieving process as well. Working through the emotions following an accident or serious physical injury can…
The long months of winter sometimes seem to have no end. The sun rarely peeks out from behind an oppressive shroud of clouds, and temperatures force us to bundle up and rush from one indoor sanctuary to the next. You have probably heard people talking about SAD — an apt acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder — during the winter. SAD is a type of depression tied to the seasons. The darker and colder months of the year can disrupt your sleep schedule, cause your serotonin levels to drop and put…

Are You Affected by Bipolar Disorder?

Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:30  by Taylor B.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by severe changes in mood, usually changing from extreme depression to mania. Bipolar disorder may make you feel out of control and isolated, but you are not alone – many people suffer from this disorder. Approximately 2.8 percent of people in the United States have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is equally common in men and women, and the median onset age of the disorder is 25 years old. While bipolar disorder is a serious condition, people affected by it can get effective treatment.…
Anxiety often comes on slowly, but it can become a debilitating issue and a heavy burden to bear alone. One of the most common types of anxiety is Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. Although people with the disorder may feel alone, Generalized Anxiety Disorder actually affects over 6 million people in the United States, or around 3% of the adult population. What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by six months or more of persistent worrying, along with other symptoms of GAD,…

Tips for Living a Balanced Life

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:00  by Ann T.
Life is all about balance. It is easy to lose sight of this important principle and become overwhelmed with your daily responsibilities at work and at home. When you spend an excessive amount of your energy on one aspect of life, others may suffer. Finding balance in your life is essential to finding internal peace and happiness. Why Living a Balanced Life Is Important One of the largest struggles many women face is finding an ideal work-life balance. An imbalance in these aspects of life often leads to stress and…

Anxiety: What Is Panic Disorder?

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 06:00  by Taylor S.
Anxiety is not just something you experience before making a big presentation at work or attending a high-profile social event. Some people experience anxiety when they are not at great risk of injury or embarrassment, and it can cause them to change the way they live their lives. When anxiety or panic attacks become frequent, debilitating and life-altering, there could be an underlying mental health disorder. What Is Panic Disorder? Panic Disorder is a form of anxiety that manifests in the acute onset of physical and emotional symptoms. An overwhelming…

Tips for Staying Organized at Work

Monday, 15 January 2018 06:00  by Anna R.
Staying organized at work can improve productivity and reduce stress. Here are some of the best ways to stay organized at work. 1. Organize Your Office Getting organized at work starts with your physical space. Whether you have an office, a cubicle or just a desk, keeping your workspace neat will help you stay organized and increase your efficiency. The key is to only store supplies, items and files you use frequently within reach. Things you only need occasionally can be kept in a closet, file drawer or other space…
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has several types within the overarching disorder. Although people may use the term “personality disorder” to mean different things, the clinical definition and diagnosis are based on the idea that an individual displays patterns of behavior that make it difficult or impossible to get along with other people. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is just one classification of personality disorders. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that is characterized by unstable behaviors, moods and relationships. This serious mental illness…

The Benefits of Being Neat and Organized

Thursday, 04 January 2018 05:45  by Taylor S.
It’s easy for your life – at work and at home – to quickly become messy and unorganized. Unfortunately, this can lead to added stress in your life and make your day to day activities less efficient. Thankfully, messiness is not a character trait, it’s a habit – and the good thing about habits is that they can be changed! By taking on the responsibility yourself and getting things neat and tidy, you can reap the benefits, including: 1. Saved Time Maintaining order in your life is much easier than…

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Weight

Friday, 29 December 2017 05:00  by Courtney B.
Everything you eat and drink affects your body. Alcohol, especially in large quantities, can change your brain chemistry and have physiological effects as well. It can interfere with your cardiovascular system, alter your regular heartbeat and increase blood pressure. Other changes that alcohol causes in your brain can affect your weight, too. How Does Alcohol Affect Your Weight? When drinking alcohol becomes a habit, it starts to crowd other activities out of your schedule. You may find yourself spending more time each week drinking, and then drinking becomes a daily…
If you or a loved one are struggling with prescription drug abuse, you are not alone. In 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found 18.9 million people misused psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year, such as pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives. The number of prescriptions doctors are writing has skyrocketed in the past decade by as much as 400 percent. Prescription drug abuse often begins as a result of physical pain. An individual receives a pain medication for surgery or injury, but when they no longer…

Stress and Alcohol Consumption

Monday, 18 December 2017 05:36  by Rachel P.
Drinking is a common end-of-day activity and can be part of a daily relaxation routine. It can seem harmless, especially if everyone is doing it. Work can be stressful, so a drink or two might help you unwind and get ready for your evening. Drinking to relax is a habit that many people have, but is it a good idea? Having a drink may make you feel relaxed, but if you’re using it as a coping mechanism for stress then you could be headed for trouble. The Problems with Drinking…
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition commonly associated with military service, but PTSD is more wide-spread in our society. Anyone who has experienced trauma, from a car accident to a natural disaster, could be vulnerable to developing PTSD. In many cases, the trauma is not an isolated incident but an ongoing occurrence. The type of PTSD that often develops from domestic violence or child abuse is called Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD. What Causes C-PTSD? Experiencing a traumatic event, whether you are injured in the incident or…

Drug Abuse in College Students

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:00  by Anna T.
College can be a wonderful experience for students, both academically and socially. It is an opportunity for young people to explore new ideas and information in pursuit of a rewarding career. They can interact with people from different areas and backgrounds as they explore a greater portion of the world around them. College is also the first time many students are away from home and managing their own daily environment. The transition to making all of their own decisions can be bumpy for some students. Drugs and alcohol are often…
Allergies are a natural part of the immune system where it reacts to what it perceives to be foreign invaders. Many people suffer from allergies to food, pollen, dust or other substances they encounter in their environments. Some food allergies are severe and can be deadly. Other allergies are merely annoying with congestion, itchiness and even skin reactions like rashes and bumps. Suffering from allergies is a fairly common experience, although most people do not find them debilitating. There are also over-the-counter medicines that can help treat the symptoms. In…
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