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Annual Mental Health "Check-Ups": The Wave of the Future?

We as a society are aware of the need to be preventive with many aspects of our health. We know that we should be going to the primary care physician minimally once a year for a check-up. We go to the dentist every six months to prevent tooth decay. But when it comes to our mental health, we tend to reject the idea of professional help as only necessary for “really bad” problems.

Radical Acceptance: It Is What It Is

It is what it is. This is a commonly accepted phrase nowadays, but it has a deeper meaning than what it may imply. "It is what it is" is not to say that you agree with "what it is," or that "what it is" does not have an impact on your life. It simply means you have accepted what it is and moved past it.

5 Things to Know About Tai Chi

Tai chi is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Several clinical trials have evaluated the effects of tai chi in people with various health conditions.

Spring Cleaning Your New Year's Resolutions

Did you make a resolution for 2017? How are you doing with it now that spring has arrived? Are you off to a good start? Are you keeping up with it? Does your goal need a review?

Start the New Year Off Right

Not sure what goals to choose for 2017? Experts suggest planning manageable positive lifestyle changes for the new year instead of major life overhauls that set you up for disappointment. People who make realistic resolutions are more likely to keep those promises throughout the year.

Controlling Media Exposure During Crisis

Many people are unable to resist news coverage of traumatic events, such as disasters and terrorist attacks. As horrific as they are to watch on video or even read about, many still find it nearly impossible to turn away. It is difficult to know why the information is so hard to resist for so many. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the effects on the community that this type of exposure may have.

How to Make Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions — they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last? Here’s help with making – and sustaining -- healthy changes.


Group Therapy: Helping to Break the Stigma
Self-help groups have been known to provide emotional, social and practical support to individuals. In a self-help meeting, you might find that you can begin to restore your self-esteem, sense of dignity and understanding of a problem through the group’s dynamics.
Spring Cleaning Your New Year’s Resolutions

 

Did you make a resolution for 2015? How are you doing with it now that spring has arrived? Are you off to a good start? Are you keeping up with it? Does your goal need a review? Here are some tips for taking steps toward a happier, healthier you.

 

Positive Psychology: The Study of Happiness
While research suggests that happiness is influenced by genetics, people can learn to be happier by developing optimism, gratitude and altruism. There is a form of psychology that focuses on helping people live happier lives. It is called “positive psychology.”
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