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Words Matter: How the Words You Use Can Decrease Anxiety

A healthy concern for your well-being can make you more likely to anticipate and effectively head-off possible threats. But taken to excess, worrying can make your days filled with anxiety and stress. What is a person to do?


One of the most effective ways to combat excessive anxiety is to build confidence in yourself. There will always be unexpected, difficult elements of life that you can’t change, like a sudden death in the family...
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As Research Advances, Treatment for Depression Keeps Getting Better


As Research Advances, Treatment for Depression Keeps Getting Better

Have you ever felt like you were at the bottom of a deep hole with no way out? One of the most characteristic effects of depression, a mental health condition that affects some 22% of Americans, is a feeling of exhausted sadness towards the present and hopelessness that things can or will ever get better. Given our advancements in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, this condition has never been so treatable; so why...
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You Can Do It! Four Ways to Help Your Kids Avoid Depression and Addiction

You Can Do It! Four Ways to Help Your Kids Avoid Depression and Addiction

Giving our kids the best is relatively easy when it means choosing between premium products, setting a bedtime schedule or picking out new clothes for their first day of school. However, giving them the best also entails emotional and intellectual support, not just giving them a roof over their heads. Here are four ways you...
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Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical


Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical

While domestic violence is often thought of in its physical forms, emotional and psychological abuse can be just as devastating, with a much longer timeline for recovery. Experiencing trauma also draws on our most intensive coping mechanisms, sometimes causing survivors to turn to substance abuse or other harmful behaviors as a way to process their experiences. Here are five forms of non-physical abuse commonly found in abusive relationships that you should always be...
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