Items Tagged ‘Mental Health’

April 14, 2017

Stress Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Stress. Who needs it? Managing stress can feel overwhelming, but there are simple relaxation techniques doctors recommend. Whether that’s a yoga class or a long walk after work, your body and mind need time to relax. What’s your best tip to relieve your stress?

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Tags: Healthy Living, Mental Health


January 3, 2017

Young Adults with Disabilities Find Meaningful, Hope for a Future Through Work Project SEARCH

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

Jakob Erickson, who has autism spectrum disorder, was part of the first group of interns to participate in the Project SEARCH High School Transition Program. The program helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. Jakob says the program has had a profound impact on his life, as his confidence […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Mental Health


December 23, 2016

Learn the Signs for Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

Winter can be a very common time for symptoms of seasonal affective disorder to start kicking in, like moodiness, low energy and irritability. The lack of sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin and disrupt your sleeping patterns, as well as your internal clock, which can cause feelings of depression. But you’re not alone and brighter days […]

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November 9, 2016

National Family Caregivers Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

When a loved one becomes ill, it’s part of our instincts to give up our entire world for them, but don’t forget that YOU matter, too! November is National Family Caregivers Month, and it’s important to know that caregiver stress is very real and can impact your emotional and mental state. Fortunately, there are many ways you […]

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November 3, 2016

What Stresses You Out?

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Whether it’s the stats of your Fantasy Football team or the approaching holiday season, feeling stressed is not good for your health. Managing stress can be tough, but a few relaxation techniques will help you feel better. Common relaxation methods include meditation, tai chi and yoga, but there are more active ways of achieving your […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Mental Health


October 21, 2016

National Bullying Prevention Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Many of us can look back at our memories of grade school or high school and remember that one kid that made it their job to torment us. It may have seemed like a rite of passage in the past, but bullies today are more relentless and have more outlets than ever to bully their […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Mental Health


October 6, 2016

Depression Screening Day

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Depression is more common than you think, as more than 350 million people globally suffer from it. National Depression Screening Day is a time to spread the word to reduce the stigma on mental health. Learn more and join the discussion on Mayo Clinic Connect.

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September 14, 2016

College depression: What parents need to know

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Most teenagers can’t wait to start college and live on their own, but while it may seem like they’re sprinting for the door, it’s important to know that their demeanor may change over time. Your teen could be susceptible to college depression, a mood disorder that hits when they begin college and have new pressures […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Mental Health


July 13, 2016

Could You Be Going Through a Midlife Crisis?

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

As we get older, it’s easy to look back on the years and wonder where the time went. One minute you’re graduating college, the next you’re sending your child off to college. Especially after major life transitions or events, it’s even easier to reflect and begin questioning what your next step might be, but it’s […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Mental Health


April 21, 2016

Nobody’s perfect, so give yourself a break!

By Tameka Davis davistameka

Nobody’s perfect, so give yourself a break! Negative thoughts feed pessimism and create major stress. If you’re putting yourself down, think of something you’re good at – we know you have tons to choose from! There really is power is positive thinking!

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Tags: Mental Health