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Mental Health

How to talk to your doctor about depression

When you’re experiencing a mental health concern like depression, it may seem overwhelming, especially if you feel like you’re in crisis. It can be hard to know where to turn for help or what your next steps might be—depression medication? Counseling or therapy? A great place to start is with your primary care provider. You …

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Preventing suicidal depression: How to get help for thoughts of self-harm

Depression is considered the most common mental health disorder. It’s important to understand that when people experience depression, it’s more than just feeling sad or having a bad day. Suicide, the most serious consequence of depression, is a leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, nearly 46,000 people died by suicide—roughly one …

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Digital wellness: 4 ways to improve your digital well-being

We are in a relationship with our technology. We take it with us everywhere we go, we work with it, we relax with it, we sleep with it and we wake up next to it. The truth is that, ultimately, we need technology. However, just like any relationship, our interactions with technology can carry some …

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4 mindful money habits to help you achieve your financial goals

“Mindfulness” is a word we seem to see everywhere lately, but what is it really? Dr. John Kabat-Zinn, one of the lead researchers in the field of mindfulness, defines it as “awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment.” Have you …

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How to make new friends and expand your social network

We know that having strong, supportive social relationships positively affects our health and well-being, and that both the quantity and quality of our relationships matter. Yet for many, maintaining our relationships remains a challenge. The idea of making new friends can seem like an impossible task. As we grow older, life changes such as marriage …

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Messy house, messy brain? How spring cleaning can boost your mental health

We’ve all been there. The dust has been building up for months, your desk is cluttered with random pieces of paper that were relevant to you once, and your favorite comfy chair has become a convenient place of storage. We may have that moment where we look at our clutter and think to ourselves, “what …

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Building resilience: 6 ways to be a more resilient person

How do you react when something goes wrong? Maybe it’s a small disappointment like being passed up for a promotion. Maybe it’s something that hits deeper like a failed relationship or sudden health diagnosis. Or maybe it’s the often-overwhelming chaos of the world around us. What makes the difference in life’s trying moments is resilience. …

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Dispelling five myths about PTSD

Nearly everyone experiences a range of emotions after going through a shocking or life-threatening event. Most people recover naturally from these initial symptoms, but others who may feel worse as time passes may be at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Consider these statistics from the National Center for PTSD: About six out of …

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How to help someone struggling with anxiety

It can be difficult to discuss anxiety with someone, especially someone you love. Many people still see mental health as a taboo topic and may be uncomfortable sharing their personal struggles, but support of a loved one can be extremely helpful in coping with anxiety. By making sure your loved one feels heard and supported, …

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