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Mental Health

What Mark Twain and 20.9 Million Americans Have In Common

Depression isn’t funny whether it’s an occasional “blue” day or a life-long struggle. Author Mark Twain (born Samuel Clements) may have spoken and written some very funny words but few know that he suffered from depression and shares this medical condition with composers Cole Porter, Stephen Austin, and Kurt Cobain. Many more notable people have been affected …

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Sandy Hook Reminds Us More Needs to be Done to Help Mentally Ill

Sandy Hook Reminds Us That There is More to Be Done to Help Mentally Ill

I’m not sure when it all changed. I know it did for me in 1999, when I watched in horror as two students at a Denver High School walked in and killed 13 of their classmates and a teacher. The Columbine shooting has forever impacted my outlook on how safe we are at work or in public places, and how safe …

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Social anxiety disorder: Are you shy or is it something more?

Sweaty palms, an accelerated heartbeat and nausea. No, it’s not a heart attack. It’s what some people feel when they have to face a social situation. What you call shy, may actually be social anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 15 million American adults are living with social anxiety disorder.  …

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Don’t let the change of seasons change your mood

While some people may be excited about cooler temperatures, others may be slipping into a form of depression. As the seasons change, a number of people suffer from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It is common to have a slight change in habits with each new season. As the weather cools …

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