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National Depression Screening Day is October 11

National Depression Screening Day is October 11

With National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) coming up on October 11, we thought this would be an ideal time to talk about depression, raise awareness, and encourage people to get depression screening. National Depression Screening Day first began as an outreach effort to give people young and old across the nation access to important mental health education as well as connect them with the support services they need.

It’s Not Always ADHD

It’s Not Always ADHD

Some children really struggle to keep focused, follow instructions, remain seated, wait their turn, keep organized and finish tasks on time, especially at school. These are common symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

WHAT IS ADHD? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder featuring an on-going pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that can interfere with development or function.

The Secret Struggle of College Freshmen

The Secret Struggle of College Freshmen

Millions of college freshmen are moving in to school right now, flooding the nation’s colleges and universities to begin their studies. While this time is filled with hope, excitement and promise, it can also be fraught with anxiety and worry as first-years struggle to find their place in a totally new environment.

When we think of the college freshmen in our lives,

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is a month of transition for many. Kids are going back to school, parents are going back to work and everyone is gearing up for a new season. This is a good time to be mindful of depression and suicide, which can often take hold as these new transitions become the norm. From the pressures of fitting in to bullying to the rigors of overwhelming academic work,

Does Hypnosis Really Work for Mental Health Issues?

Does Hypnosis Really Work for Mental Health Issues?

You may have an image in your head about hypnosis from what you’ve seen in the movies or read in books. Some of it is accurate while some is not. It’s certainly not a sideshow act or a magic trick, even though it can be portrayed that way, such as with hypnotist comedy shows. But it’s actually a proven,

The Healthy Side Effects of Seeing a Counselor

The Healthy Side Effects of Seeing a Counselor

Whether you suffer from depression, bipolar disorder or are facing troubles in your marriage, seeking counseling is a wise decision. However, you may have tunnel vision in thinking counseling can only help you get better with your particular issue or condition. Yes, counseling can work wonders for your mental state of mind and relationships but it can do so much more.

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