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Farmers Face Hard Work, Determination, and Depression

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is talked about more and more these days, whether it comes to children, struggling millennials, or the elderly, but have we stopped to consider those of us that don't fall into the norm? What about those of us that live outside city limits? That work hard every day to provide food, not only for themselves, but for a whole nation? What about them?

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How to be Mentally Healthy in 2019

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How did you feel last year? Do you wish you had been better able to handle the stressors that life throws at you? Maybe you struggled with your feelings or had to cope with a difficult situation. You are determined to improve your emotional well-being. Here are some ways to nurture your mental health in 2019.

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Wildfire Survivors May Experience Mental Health Damage

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most often associated with veterans and those who have been in combat. This serious mental health disorder can also be found in victims of natural disasters. When Camp Fire burned through California in 2018, killing 86 people and destroying 13,972 homes, it left in its wake many homeless evacuees suffering from mental trauma and illness.

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Getting Your Groove Back Through Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Depression is a major mental health issue all across the world. Here in America we spend $71 Billion treating it and much of that expense is for medications. Primary care practitioners routinely refer their depressed patients to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. In the recent past, medical professionals are looking to other specialties to help alleviate the symptoms of depression with a goal to decrease medication and alleviate the condition itself.

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Outsmart Anxiety in 5 Steps for Better Sleep

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Difficulty falling and staying asleep is an all-too-common complaint. What many don't realize is how often sleep problems may be related to anxiety. Maintaining good sleep hygiene and managing anxiety don't always go hand-in-hand, leaving many feeling tired and frustrated in the morning.

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Kids in Crisis - Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety, depression, behavioral problems and other mental health issues are becoming more prevalent in emergency rooms across the country. From 2012 to 2016, the rate of children seeking urgent care treatment for mental health issues increased by 55%, states a study headed by Anna Abrams, M.D., resident physician, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C. 

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Smartphones Can Cause Anxiety in Toddlers and Teens

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimates that children and teens spend an average of five to seven hours on smartphones and tablets per day. Scientists warn that parents should limit their toddler's playtime on smartphones and tablets. A groundbreaking study found children are at risk of developing a mental illness if they spend too much time on electronic devices.

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The Impact of Social Interaction on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many people take social interactions for granted. While staying connected is effortless for some, there are many people who feel lonely and/or unmotivated to socialize. Mingling with others is more than just a good time; it is associated with many positive mental health outcomes. It's time to make socializing a priority.

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How Green Space Affects Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

To take a space that is vacant and unused and turn it into a mini outdoor refuge can be the difference in the balance of positive and negative energy in a person. "Greening" as it is sometimes called has been shown to elevate moods in whole neighborhoods. It turns out that a little bit of green goes a long way.

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Down with Depression - But Not Out - With Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When a friend shares with you that he or she is feeling depressed, your first inclination may be to suggest meeting with a mental health counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist. But new inroads in the treatment of depression are possible with Occupational Therapy.

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