Mental Health

Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness March 18, 2020

Look out for These Signs of Extreme Stress in Your Emergency Responders

Clarissa S., Editor

Stress is a state of physical and mental arousal that is a normal part of life, especially for emergency responders. In fact, it can even be positive. For instance, stress can help them deal with challenges on the job. However, at times it can bec...

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Health & Wellness January 7, 2020

Overcoming Anxiety: Top Tips for a Calmer 2020

Amanda S., Editor

If you feel anxious or worried from time to time, you're not alone. These nervous feelings can be brought on by a multitude of things, such as work, relationships, health issues, finances and much more. Regardless of where it comes from, overcomin...

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Health & Wellness December 5, 2019

Taking Charge of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Seasonal affective disorder is no myth – the cold, dark and gloomy fall and winter months lead many people to develop symptoms of depression that even the joyful holiday season can’t help. Inform your community or patients about the realities o...

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Health & Wellness June 13, 2018

Be the Reason Someone You Know Seeks Support: Speak Openly About Suicide and Learn the Warning Signs

Erika S., Editor in Chief

People rarely talk openly about suicide. But talking openly and honestly about emotional distress and suicide is OK. It will not make someone more suicidal or put the idea of suicide in his or her mind. Suicide is a serious public health proble...

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Health & Wellness May 15, 2018

Can't Seem to Shake Off the Blues? Watch Out for These Red Flags of Depression

Katherine E., Editor

We’re all familiar with the ups and downs of life, being in a bad mood and the feeling of sadness. But when feeling down won’t go away and your everyday life is impacted, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a common, serious illnes...

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Military Life April 5, 2018

Anxiety in Service Members: 9 Steps to Battling Panic Attacks

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Everyone’s felt it – racing heart, clammy hands, quick breathing… Anxiety and panic affect everyone at some point in their lives. And while experiencing some anxiety is a normal human reaction to any stressful situation, excessive recurring anxiet...

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Health & Wellness October 12, 2017

Healing from Depression: Are People in Your Community Familiar with the Treatment Options?

Heather M., Editor

You may be aware that depression is a common disorder, but did you know that of the 19 million adult Americans affected by it, only about one-third get the necessary treatment? Don’t let people in your community slip through the cracks – teach the...

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