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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal? The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes self-esteem, relationships, resilience and more. If you're struggling with these or other things, we are here to help.

In The News

Webinar to focus on strengthening youth mental health

Attend "Empowering Families: Strengthening Youth Mental Health" at a free webinar on Sept. 14 from 6-7 p.m.

August 31, 2022
Psychologist provides tips for coping with the 'COVID limbo' and 'panger'

Research has shown an increase in frustration, agitation and anger throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic anger, or "panger," is a real mental health concern many people are deali...

June 14, 2022

From The Blog

Boost your brain with boredom

A little boredom can be a good thing. It can simulate creativity and problem-solving, while recharging the brain. Get tips to give your brain a boost and overcome feeling uncomfortable being bored.

Ashok Seshadri MD By Ashok Seshadri September 14, 2022

Parenting a child, teen with ADHD

Parenting a child or teen with ADHD can be difficult. However, behavioral parent training — a technique that uses positive reinforcement — can help.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier September 13, 2022

Awareness, intervention help prevent suicide

Risk factors don't cause or predict suicide, but identifying risks brings awareness of warning signs. Read four interventions you can do to help someone who is feeling suicidal.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf September 2, 2022

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

ADHD affects roughly 5.7 million children ages 6–17 and may lead to struggles with anxiety or depression and behavior problems. Learn the different types of ADHD and when to consider evaluation.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf August 26, 2022

Coloring is good for your health

Coloring is a new craze, especially for adults. Learn about the therapeutic effects that take place when you sit down with some colored pencils and paper.

Joel Bobby LICSW By Joel Bobby August 15, 2022

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you feel sluggish or unmotivated? If so, it's time to develop an energy management plan to live a happier, healthier and more productive life.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson August 9, 2022

The W-Curve Model: Understanding a new college student’s experience

Freshman year of college is known for new experiences, but it also presents challenges. The W-Curve is an emotional pattern incoming students find themselves experiencing their first year in college.

Reese Druckenmiller LICSW By Reese Druckenmiller August 8, 2022

Suicide crisis: How to develop your safety plan

A three-digit number — 988 — provides immediate help during a mental health crisis. While the hotline helps those in crisis get support, a crisis safety plan can help identify the warning signs.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette August 2, 2022

How to support a loved one with depression

When a friend or family member has depression, it's difficult to know what to do or say. Here's how to offer support and understanding —and help your loved one get the resources they need.

Erik Wing, Ph.D. By Erik Wing July 29, 2022

Can massage relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress?

It's impossible to avoid stress. Find out why massage therapy isn't just for pampering and can help your body and mind find relief.

Amy Marsolek By Amy Marsolek July 20, 2022

College students and depression: A guide for parents

Many college students struggle with depression or anxiety. As school resumes, talk about these conditions with your student, and brush up on symptoms and warning signs so you can step in with help.

Reese Druckenmiller LICSW By Reese Druckenmiller July 19, 2022

What's your family's digital diet plan?

Technology has changed how we live, interact and communicate — all of which have significant health consequences. Get tips to be intentional with screen time and create healthy media habits.

Adam Anderson Ph.D. By Adam Anderson July 11, 2022