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young man of age six to eight sitting on a bean bag, looking quizzically at his therapist - child mental health
Your Child and Mental Health “It’s just a phase.” The phrase “It’s just a phase” must rank particularly high on the list of parental diagnoses of their children’s behavior. If you have children, the odds are pretty good that you’ve said it. If you were a child (and you were, weren’t you?), the odds are...
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young man sitting on grassy hill outside enjoying nature - spirituality
Spirituality and Your Mental Health In Douglas Adams’ beloved novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a supercomputer by the name of Deep Thought spends seven and a half million years calculating the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.” The answer, as it would turn out (SPOILER ALERT!), is 42....
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female soldier at cemetery filled with large American flags - mental health for vets
Mental Health for Vets We all know that the people who put on the uniforms of the various branches of the United States military face many dangers. It is easy to think of those dangers as primarily physical. After all, in combat situations, service members face weapons that are designed to do them physical harm—to...
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small pile of Vicodin tablets on a white glossy table
What Is Vicodin? Vicodin is a commonly used pain medication. It’s made up of hydrocodone (a type of opioid) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most of the time, it is given to relieve acute pain, such as after surgery or a significant injury. It works well to reduce the function of the pain signals going to the...
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Abusing Drugs or Alcohol Generally speaking, very few people are fond of change. Our lives tend to acquire a certain shape, and we settle into that shape. We have our routines, our social circle, our ways of thinking about the world. Without a serious nudge, we are unlikely to make significant changes. After all, change...
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handsome Black male basketball player holding a basketball and looking down, against a black background - athletes and mental health
Sports are a huge part of American culture, and the athletes who compete are often held up as heroes (or villains if they play for a rival) who are larger than life. They are in peak physical condition, they are adored by their fans, and at the top levels of the most popular sports they...
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happy dog running toward the camera while playing outside with its owner - pets
Pets Are Popular There is a good chance you have a pet. About a 70 percent chance, as a matter of fact. According to the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership has risen from 56 percent in 1988 to 70 percent in 2020—a 14 percent increase. Dogs are the most popular pets, while cats and...
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middle age man sitting on dingy steps looking fearful and distracted - post traumatic stress disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with military service. Those who serve in the armed forces often have experiences that are difficult for them to come to terms with. Frequently, for example, troops returning from combat duty find that they have great difficulty putting those experiences behind them. But...
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bird's eye view of holiday feast on table with people's arms reaching to serve themselves and each other - the holidays
The big year-end holidays might also be called “big food holidays.” Between the baked goods and the turkey dinners and all the other treats (including all that leftover Halloween candy) and meals that tend to be part and parcel of this time of year, the last two months of the year can go by in...
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