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How Virtual Reality is Improving Care for Mental Health Disorders

The use of virtual reality in mental health care is growing. It offers new ways to approach both diagnosis and treatment of certain disorders.
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Can Journaling Improve Your Mental Health?

Journaling can help you alleviate mental health issues like anxiety and stress, improve your cognitive and emotional power, and explore your full potential.
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4 Mental Health Challenges College Students May Face

College is a stressful time of life with a change of home, new people, demanding tasks, fear of failure & other factors that can lead to mental health issues in students.
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An Election Day Reminder: Vote Like Your Life Depends On It

Politicians are fanning the dark side in America giving rise to entrenched divisions. But pulling away to our corners while insulting, demonizing, and dehumanizing people who look or think differently is a formula for national disaster.
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What You Need to Know About Eating Disorder NOS

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) doesn't meet criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder but is common & has serious consequences.
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Want to Be Happier? Think with Your Senses, Feel with Your Mind

By noticing what you sense organically, you can expand your brain and focus your mind. Sensual thinking is being in step with timing, purpose, and love. It's a good choice!

The Fascinating History of the Color Red

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
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Why Alumni Support is Vital to Addiction Recovery

Data suggests that alumni programs & ongoing services are tied to reductions in substance use & ongoing psychiatric symptoms as well as higher completion rates for rehab.
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If You Believe These Addiction Myths, You Are Part of the Problem

Hyper-vigilant finger-pointing creates a culture that makes it hard for people to recover from addiction and reenter society without the permanent stigma of addiction hanging over their heads.
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We Need a Focus on Mental Health, Not Just Violence in Schools

The more we focus on mental health as a cause of violence — a conclusion not supported by any current medical evidence — the more we alienate the victims and everyday people who rely on mental health support services.
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Who Really is the Enemy of the People?

HIstory (from Nero on) teaches us that we should be alarmed about President Trump's escalating rhetoric about the media being the enemy of the people.
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Adult ADHD? Here are 6 Coping Strategies That Actually Help

Older individuals with ADHD are challenged because they're expected to have gained control over their behaviors. Here are 6 coping strategies that actually help.

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