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Understanding Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is formally known as a neurodevelopmental disorder; this means that the differences in the brain structure, activity, and function occurred sometime during development causing abnormalities in the central nervous system. ADHD does not develop from environmental factors like excess sugar intake, poor parenting, head injuries, or food additives, as has been […]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an international acknowledgement of the variety of mental health issues that are prevalent across the world, and how extensively they can affect our population, productivity, and health. This is a pertinent reminder that mental health is an issue on an international level and that we should think about […]

October 2nd is International Non-violence Day – A day to talk about bullying

October 2nd is international non-violence day; a day to spread awareness of bullying and how to address bullying in all of its contexts. Bullying is very common, especially in schools where approximately 46% of children report having being bullied. With the spread of social media, it has become even easier for people to become victims […]

Tips for personal self-awareness

Self-awareness has become a common concept in our modern society, but what is it and how can it help us in our day-to-day lives? Self-awareness can be integral to maintaining our personal happiness and mental health, and it has been found that those who are more self-aware tend to be more effective leaders, as they […]

September is National Recovery Month

September is the National Recovery Month for Substance Use. The highlight of this month is to recognize the importance of mental health and the possibility of recovery for many individuals. It is a time that is dedicated to reaching out to individuals who might need help, and recognizing the hard work of treatment providers. Of […]

Suicide Prevention Week – Awareness and Prevention

The week of Sept 10th is National Suicide Prevention Day, and the week of Sept 10th is suicide prevention week which is dedicated to helping spread awareness and resources to the broader community. Suicide rates have been slowly climbing in recent years and is overall the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. […]

Six Different Manifestations of Depression

Although depression is a common diagnosis, it is a very complicated disorder. The single word “depression” can refer to a variety of different manifestations of the same disorder. There are many different ways that people might express depression and the diagnoses changes depending on the symptoms that they are exhibiting, how long they have been […]

How to Befriend Stress. Part 3: Choosing the difficult, but more purposeful life

In Part 1 of this series on befriending stress, I described the “fight or flight” response to stressful situations. In Part 2, new approaches and attitudes towards stress were encouraged to recruit our stress response to be on our team, rather than working against it. In Part 3, I will discuss why it is important […]

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