Category: Mental Health

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Mental Health Comorbidity

What it is and What to do   You may have heard the term comorbidity when speaking of COVID risk in those with pre-existing conditions. Or you’ve heard a doctor refer to your grandfather’s heart disease and high blood pressure as comorbid diagnoses. Comorbidity is defined as two or more medical conditions in a patient. While

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Combating Seasonal Depression

7 Ways to Beat the Blues this Season   Winter is once again upon us. The days are shorter, the air is colder, and the streets are newly lined with twinkling lights. Yet the “most magical time of the year” can actually be the most difficult time for those living with a type of depression

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Why We’ve Gotten Addiction All Wrong

What is addiction?  The American Psychological Association defines addiction as “a state of psychological or physical dependence (or both) on the use of alcohol or other drugs.” Also commonly referred to as substance dependence.  For hundreds of years, society has taken slivers of definitions like this one and developed methods in an attempt to help

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Advantages of Teletherapy

What is Teletherapy? Technology is ever-changing. More services are being moved to mobile apps and web portals, and it’s no surprise that our health care is also! Terms such as telehealth or online counseling have exploded in the last few years. The terms teletherapy, telepsychology, telecounseling, and online counseling are often used interchangeably. Any therapy

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Tips To Form Healthy Habits

Forming a new habit is hard, but beneficial to your mental health.  Part of breaking bad habits is accepting that it’s time to change. Self reflection is about noticing the things we want to change about ourselves without being judgmental or harsh. Forming new healthy habits is beneficial to your mental health and well-being, which

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Tips to Manage Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? Also called social phobia, social anxiety disorder is intense anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment toward everyday interactions for fear of being judged or scrutinized by others.  It is common to feel nervous in social situations like job interviews, meeting new people, or giving presentations. However, avoiding social situations altogether out of fear

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