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Author Archive: July 2017

How to Support a Loved One in Recovery During the Holidays

December 21, 2021
As you think about how to support loved ones this holiday season, make sure to give extra consideration to those in recovery from substance or alcohol challenges. This festive period can be especially stressful for those committed to maintaining their...
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Loneliness: How to Cope During the Holiday Season

December 14, 2021
The holiday season is here. For some, that means cherishing time with family and friends, but for many, especially those who feel emotionally distant or isolated from others, it’s a time of year that leaves them particularly vulnerable to feelings...
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tMHFA Taught Me How to Take Care of My Own Mental Health

December 7, 2021
Everyone faces stressors in life, especially in high school. Things like forgetting to do a school assignment, being late for work, having a messy room or an argument with a family member can build up and contribute to what’s going...
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Five Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

November 29, 2021
We all feel stressed from time to time during the holiday season – there is pressure to attend social events, give gifts, travel and more that can take a toll on one’s mental health. In fact, a poll conducted by...
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Coping with an Eating Disorder During the Holidays

November 22, 2021
The holiday season is most often associated with traditions that may include traveling, spending time with family or friends, and tempting feasts. While these traditions can elicit feelings of anticipation and joy, they can also provoke stress, anxiety and loneliness...
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Talking to Your Teen About Mental Health

November 16, 2021
As conversations around mental health become more common, it is increasingly important that we consider the mental health of everyone – especially teens. Half of mental health challenges begin by age 14, so it’s crucial to start these conversations early...
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How to Support Military Members and Veterans During COVID-19

November 9, 2021
It has been nearly two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and communities across the country continue to face COVID-19 cases and changing vaccine and mask mandates, all which impact how we live, work and learn. This has...
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How tMHFA Can Help During and After COVID-19

November 2, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, the effects on our teens are far-reaching: Many have had extracurricular activities changed or cancelled, classes may be online and opportunities to be social have lessened. Those day-to-day changes have had an impact, according...
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How to Help a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

October 25, 2021
Bullying is not an unfamiliar concept, especially for nearly 20 percent of students aged 12-18. According to the Mental Health First Aid curriculum, one in five American high school students reports being bullied at school each year. In addition, nearly...
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Five Tips to Turn Around a Stressful Day

October 19, 2021
It’s impossible to avoid stress. Whether it’s impending deadlines for school or work, a packed to-do list or an argument with a loved one, everyone experiences stress from time to time. How you handle the stress is what makes a...
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Bipolar Disorder: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

October 12, 2021
Bipolar disorder has gained its share of notoriety, being  featured in TV shows, movies and books; but in some cases, this complex condition has been broadly reduced to extreme changes in mood and behavior. According to the National Institute of...
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Pledge to Move Forward Together on World Mental Health Day 2021

October 6, 2021
With World Mental Health Day 2021 fast approaching on October 10, pause, breathe, and ask yourself: How am I doing? Be honest. If you’re struggling, you are not alone. Mental health and substance use challenges are not uncommon, insurmountable or...
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