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31 Mental Health Hacks to Relieve Your Holiday Anxiety

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Anxiety. It’s a totally natural, normal, expected response to the dizzying blur of activities that happen each holiday season. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less painful or convenient. But with an arsenal of grounding exercises under your belt, you can bring down your anxiety to a manageable level before the point of no […]

How to Manage Stress: Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks

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During this time of year, it is normal and common to feel an increased level of stress.  Some things that can contribute to this include the holidays, finals at school, deadlines at work, and traveling to see family. While a low level of stress can be healthy to accomplish tasks, projects, and assignments, high levels of […]

Is Thanksgiving Good For Your Teen’s Well-Being?

Teen Thanksgiving

It’s a wonderful time of the year. Thanksgiving. One of my favorite holidays. It means lots of family around the dinner table. It means terrific food that we only eat once a year.  It means different pies for an unlimited dessert. It means watching the NFL all day. And for teens, it means a long weekend of […]

Changing of Seasons and Mental Health: What’s The Link?

October is now here and we are quickly approaching the end of the year!  With Fall and Winter upon us, the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. While there are many people who love the changing of seasons, there are also those whose mental health is impacted by this change. Seasonal […]

Avoiding Those Teen Summertime Blues

how teen mental health is impacted by covid 19 pandemic quarantine and lockdown

In just a few weeks, the 2020-2021 school year will end.  Most teens have barely had time to socialize with peers in meaningful ways. Without a doubt, this past school year has been the most difficult for teens in more than a generation. Because of COVID-19… We asked them to stop spending time in person […]

Why You Feel Sad During Winter (And What to Do About It)

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It’s to be expected that we all feel more cheerful during the summer months when the weather is nice, rather than during the grey and dreary months of winter. But can the seasons really affect our mood and behavior? The science says Yes. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? If you’ve noticed the following symptoms […]