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Frontline Workers and Emerging Mental Health Issues
Andrew J. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D. presents "Frontline Workers and Emerging Mental Health Issues"
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Mental Wellness Month
Mental wellness is a broad term that goes beyond being mentally fit.
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How To Beat Anxiety In The Summertime
How To Beat Anxiety In The Summertime
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Top 5 Alcohol Related Health Issues
Top 5 Alcohol-related health issues, and options who need help
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Suicidal Thoughts? Symptoms, Help and Prevention Tips
Suicidal Thoughts? Symptoms, Help and Prevention Tips
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Understanding Depression
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Maternal Depression Awareness Month
Postpartum Support International, an organization dedicated to promoting awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide, has declared the first week in May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness week.
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Sending Your Child to College While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder
Most college students are excited to start a new year on campus with friends, while parents try not to shed tears as they watch their babies turn into adults before their eyes. Although college is portrayed in the movies as non-stop fun and excitement, that is not the case for everyone; especially for the 25% of U.S. college students who struggle with eating disorders. 
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Depression & Older Adults
If you are responsible for caring for an aging parent or older relative, you may grow accustomed to their occasional grumpiness or glass half-full attitude, but don’t be so quick to chalk it up to the typical aging process.
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Social Media and Mental Health
1 in 4 people use social media worldwide. Most people login to social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, multiple times a day. For some, it’s the first thing they see when they open their eyes in the morning and the last thing they see before bed. Although it seems harmless to scroll through your Facebook newsfeed to see what’s going on with your friends, it does come at a price. 
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Preparing our kids to confront the challenges of bullying.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and with good reason. Being bullied is linked to many mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even suicide. Cardinal signs of school bullying include school avoidance, academic difficulties, changes in sleep patterns and health problems. The impact can last a lifetime.
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Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know to Save a Life
Every forty seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. Approximately 105 Americans die by suicide every day. Suicide is a topic nobody wants to talk about; it seems scary and sad. Although it isn’t a pleasant subject, it’s important to know the warning signs. As we observe National Suicide Prevention Week, we encourage you to educate yourself so you are prepared to help a person in need. 
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Preparing Teens for College – Tips for Parents
Summer vacation is just beginning, but before you know it, it will be time for many teens to start a whole new chapter in their lives and leave home to begin their freshman year of college. A certain amount of stress and anxiety is bound to come with the transition to independence no matter how excited a kid is to leave the nest. 
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Exercise to Improve Mental Health
You struggle to get out of bed in the morning and then have all you can do to make it through your day once you get to work, so how can your doctor even think to suggest that you add exercise to your to-do list? It’s because research has shown there are multiple benefits for your mental health. 
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Understanding Depression: More Than a Bad Day
Everyone feels sad once in a while, but depression is more than normal sadness and doesn’t go away in a few days. It is a serious, yet treatable, illness that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. Depression interferes with a person’s ability to function and get through their daily routine. If left untreated, it can lead to extreme hopelessness and suicidal thoughts or actions. Depression is not caused by one single factor. While genetics can play a role in the cause of depression, it can happen spontaneously or be triggered by a life crisis, serious physical illness, childbirth or other major life events. 
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Depression in Teens and the Role of Stress
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 11% of teens have some kind of depressive disorder by the age of 18.  Many more teens have symptoms of depression that, when detected and treated early, may prevent the onset of a major depressive episode. 
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8 Tips to Beat the Pain
People often use the terms mental health and mental illness interchangeably, but just as with any other medical condition, you are healthy or you are ill. It is a serious mistake to call it a mental health issue when someone has a mental illness. They are sick. It is real, and because people do not understand the difference, it can interfere with proper treatment.
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Suicide Prevention: Educate Yourself & Save Lives
Suicide rarely occurs without warning. It is the final sad step in a life unnecessarily taken over by illness and despair. In fact, 90 percent of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable and treatable mental illness. In other words, suicide is very often preventable.
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Stay Mentally Healthy After Giving Birth
Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most exciting and happy times in a woman’s life, but depression can make this time very difficult and unpleasant. The dramatic changes in hormones following birth cause mood swings and up to 80% of women experience the “baby blues” However, having baby blues is different from clinically significant depression.
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Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents: Q&A with Dr. Aaron Krasner
1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder. Most of these disorders begin by the age of 14, but often treatment isn’t sought until years later. 
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Mental Illness & Substance Abuse in Veterans: Warning Signs & Resources
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Depression. Substance Abuse. Alcohol dependence. These are some of the disorders that many men and women who bravely serve in the military return home to face.
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9 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and it’s more important than ever to raise awareness of the horrible epidemic of bullying and cyberbullying. Although not every person shows signs of being bullied, many do. If any of the signs below are observed in your children, don’t ignore them.
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Typical Teenager or Problem Behavior?
For Children and adolescents, it is estimated that one in every five has a mental health disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and fully three quarters have begun by age 24. However, few receive appropriate psychiatric services treatment until years, even decades later. The reasons for this include stigma, lack of resources, and a dearth of trained professions.
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Mental Health and Older Adults
As people age many experience medical conditions that cause physical impairment, but mental health is often overlooked in the older population.
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Digging out of the Doldrums
You might be asking why Silver Hill Hospital is writing a gardening post in the middle of winter, but mid-winter weather is precisely why we are writing. Smelling a flower or feeling the dirt between your fingers may be just what you need to dig out of the winter doldrums.  
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