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The History of PTSD and Veteran Treatment

Today, medical professionals and laymen alike recognize the importance of preserving mental health when treating the whole patient. Yet mental disorders have a long history of stigma and misunderstanding that persists to this day. Despite its prevalence in modern society, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is especially notable in this regard. Officially recognized by the American […]

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How Having a Chronic Illness Complicates Retirement

Image Source: Pixabay There’s a reason they’re called “the golden years.” The post-retirement years should be, well, golden. After a long career and countless hours of hard work and sacrifice, retirement is what we have to look forward to.  We imagine it as perhaps the best time of our lives. Retirement is when we finally […]

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Daily Tea Rituals for Improved Health

Image Source: Unsplash Next to water, tea is the second-most widely-consumed beverage in the world. It has been enjoyed by different cultures for thousands of years, and many people still enjoy it as part of their daily routine today.  A tea ritual is much more than making a steaming cup on your way to work […]

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Protecting Mental Health in Times of Social Isolation

When 2020 began, few people guessed that it would be completely dominated by a small virus that had reportedly broken out in China late in the previous year. In the months that followed, as the coronavirus swept around the globe, it shut down countries, crippled economies, and sent billions of individuals into a state of […]

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The Rise of PTSD Among Younger Generations

Childhood is supposed to be a time of carefree innocence when the trials and tribulations of the adult world don’t enter your sphere of consciousness. For far too many children and teens, however, those precious years end much too soon if they ever occur at all.  The simple fact is that, no matter how we […]

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How Families Of Essential Workers Can Protect Themselves

Source: Unsplash How Families Of Essential Workers Can Protect Themselves Keeping your work and personal life separate has always been a good idea from a mental health standpoint. A stressful day at work should remain at work. Bringing your work problems home can affect your relationships with your loved ones. The same goes the other […]

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Healthy Spring Living Tips for Seniors

Health is always an essential consideration for a well-lived life. In this current day and age, however, it has become more important than ever. As the world reacts to the coronavirus by asking millions of people to shelter in place for weeks and months on end, it behooves seniors, in particular, to carefully consider how […]

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How to Deal With Being Stuck at Home During the Pandemic

The world is reacting to the coronavirus with a variety of different reactions and expectations. Some of these are simple, such as the perfectly reasonable request for everyone to properly wash their hands. Some require more work, such as social distancing and quarantining yourself if you’re sick. And then there are others that are nearly […]

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Teachers Are Bringing Mindfulness to the Classroom

You might think that children are carefree and happy all of the time. They don’t have jobs, bills, or others to care for, so what could they possibly have to worry about? Well, the truth is that today’s children are stressed and experiencing anxiety and depression more than in past generations.  What’s more, the Anxiety […]

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Avoiding an Ableist Mindset During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/sick-fear-illness-hospital-virus-4890118/) We’ve all seen the videos: split screens with coronavirus infection tallies and death tolls on one side and images of crowded beaches with hordes of oblivious spring breakers frolicking in the sun.  We’ve all heard the sound bites: desperate mayors of major cities and small towns pleading for every American to […]