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Christmas and Pleasing Others

The holiday season can be the busiest time of the year. Holiday parties, gift exchanges, family gatherings, celebratory dinners, and decorations...

The Stress of Holiday Event Planning

Table settings, invitations, planning the menu, the entertainment, and the preparation are just some of the major tasks in planning an...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of depression that comes and goes with the changes in seasons. The “winter blues” typically...

Top Reasons to Focus on Mental Health Treatment This Winter: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

1. Be Aware of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Substance Abuse. Get Treatment Now if You Need it.  For some lucky...

Finals: Coping with Stress and Supporting Others

Pumpkin spiced lattes, colder temperatures, holiday decorations, and snow, are not only festive signs of the holiday season but also represents...

Substance Abuse in the Indigenous Community

The indigenous population in the United States is considered at risk as many of them live in poverty, are uneducated, have...

Mental Health and Shopping

The holiday season often goes hand in hand with shopping. Shopping for gifts, shopping for holiday décor, and shopping for the...

Coping with Family Gatherings

The holidays can be a wonderful time of the year. Visiting with friends and family, attending gatherings and celebrations, enjoying all...

Black Friday and Anxiety

Going shopping on Black Friday can be sensory overload. People waiting in line for that “I just have to have it!”...

World Survivors of Suicide Day

With more than 800,000 lives lost to suicide across the world each year, “survivors”, the name given to those who have...

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