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Feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood. We have the experts who can help diagnose and treat anxiety concerns.


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Runs June 1–July 31: As summer approaches, why not choose to make the most of it by living life fully — present and in the moment — when you don't need to be online. Don’t miss out on the fun and beauty that is happening all around you. Join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free virtual challenge to reduce your screen time so you can play, explore and connect more.

Complete 30 or more activities from a list of over 100 ideas. Complete them when it works best for your schedule, and check completed activities off the provided checklist for a fun way to track your progress. Ensure you follow COVID-19 safety recommendations when completing activities. Participate on your own or with family, friends or a group of students.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for many. Thankfully, digital tools have allowed people to work remotely, participate in school from home and maintain personal connections virtually. It's easy to understand why people are on their devices perhaps more now than ever.

Registration is required. Registrants can expect a few emails that will include the free printable/interactive digital checklist, bonus activities, motivational content and an event evaluation survey.

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Tips to help ease anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered worsening symptoms for many who are living with anxiety. Understand and combat anxiety with these helpful tips.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen February 10, 2021
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Building a community of caring: Youth and anxiety

When your children are struggling, you want to be able to help them sort through whatever it is that they need. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

July 20, 2020
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Use mindfulness to improve well-being

If you've heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you.

June 22, 2020
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5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Countdown to make anxiety blast off

Everyone feels anxious now and then. But there are things you can do to minimize those feelings.

June 6, 2020
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COVID-19 and spiritual life: What do we do now?

The "what comes next" question is important in our society today as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. So what do we do now? Here are three ways we can choose to deal with dubious times.

May 20, 2020
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COVID-19 and spiritual life: Controlling anxiousness in your family

Has the stress level risen in your home? Here are 3 spiritual health tips you can try to lower anxiety levels in your family.

April 28, 2020
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Self-care tips during the COVID-19 pandemic

Taking care of yourself is important so you are equipped to help your family through this time. Here are some tips.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert April 7, 2020

Addressing your mental health by identifying the signs of anxiety and depression

How you react to stress shapes your ability to cope with these and other similar events in the future. When you struggle to cope with stressful situations, depression and anxiety become more noticeable.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 22, 2019

Overwhelmed by anxiety?

Everyone worries sometimes. In fact, some worry and concern is good. But sometimes, that worry becomes anxiety, which can be debilitating.

Linda Hubbard, L.M.F.T. By Linda Hubbard May 15, 2017

Could you be depressed?

Do you always feel tired? Have you lost interest in hobbies that you used to love? Do you sometime think you don’t feel like you anymore? Learn about depression and get some tips to help you feel more like yourself.

Daniel Lynch, L.P.C. By Daniel Lynch March 1, 2017

Anxiety disorders — Is it really all in your head?

We all experience some anxiety at different periods in time. It’s the brain’s way of getting us ready to face or escape danger, or deal with stressful situations. But why does anxiety manifest with physical symptoms?

September 9, 2015

Answers about oft-questioned psychiatric medications

Taking medications on a daily basis can be a chore, but it becomes more challenging if there’s lack of understanding of or misconceptions about your medication. Many patients are skeptical about taking psychiatric medications. Here are the facts.

June 22, 2015