Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.


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.

Classes & Events

Mankato, MN
6-8 p.m.

In The News

Fairmont welcomes new behavioral health provider

Cathleen LaLonde, Ph.D., to practice at Fairmont hospital.

December 7, 2018

From The Blog

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

Tips to help ease anxiety

Anxiety is often described as sustained and excessive worry that a person cannot control and is many times related to the anticipation of a future threat. Most everyone has had anxiety surrounding a stressful situation. However, anxiety becomes an obstacle for a happy, healthy life when it impacts our day-to-day lives.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen October 3, 2017

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.

May 24, 2017

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

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 1, 2015

Coping with holiday stress — Keeping our expectations realistic

The holiday season is just weeks away. For many of us, the holiday season brings hopes of beautiful times spent with family, friends and loved ones. But for some, it's the start of the "season of stress."

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham November 10, 2014

National Bullying Prevention Month: Educating children and ourselves

Bullying is any behavior causing physical or emotional harm to another person. Learn more about the forms it takes and what you can do to help prevent bullying.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham October 17, 2014

Understanding Anxiety

Having occasional feelings of anxiety is a normal part of life. But people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and excessive anxiety, fear, terror and panic in regards to everyday situations. Learn more in this blog entry.

August 22, 2014