Health Topics

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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

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

Preserving pandemic positives

Throughout the pandemic, people adopted strategies that strengthened relationships, improved self-care and slowed down daily life. What are the positives worth preserving?

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 27, 2023

How youth marijuana, alcohol use impacts life

Talking early with your children about the risks of marijuana and alcohol use may prevent the first use. Get tips to start a conversation about avoiding substance use.

Pravesh Sharma, M.D. By Pravesh Sharma January 17, 2023

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.

Nicole Sobkowiak LPC By Nicole Sobkowiak January 13, 2023

Seasonal affective disorder: Not just the winter blues

Shorter days and cold weather may leave you feeling depressed. If symptoms persist, it may be more than just the winter blues. Learn how to recognize SAD and get easy coping strategies.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette January 5, 2023

Need motivation to tackle your New Year's resolutions?

If the busyness of your schedule has left you wondering if you can tackle New Year's resolutions, don't worry. Consider these feel-good elements of motivation.

Kayla Wojciechowski, L.I.C.S.W. By Kayla Wojciechowski December 28, 2022

George Hite's journey through addictions, weight loss

George Hite is happy and engaged in life. But that wasn't always the case. He battled addictions to opiates and food. But thanks to lots of hard work and bariatric surgery, he is a changed man.

December 22, 2022

Supporting a loved one experiencing depression

When a friend or family member experiences 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.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf December 16, 2022

What to know, do if your teen experiences dating violence

Every year, millions of teens in the U.S. experience dating violence, which can lead to lifelong effects on health and well-being. As a parent or caregiver, here's what you need to know.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette December 15, 2022

Coping with holiday stress: Keeping realistic expectations

For many people, this time of year brings hopes of beautiful moments with family and friends. For some, it also may be the start of the "season of stress." Get tips to set realistic expectations.

Kayla Wojciechowski, L.I.C.S.W. By Kayla Wojciechowski December 9, 2022

Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?

Studies show that feeling grateful improves health, but the brain is designed to problem-solve rather than appreciate. Learn how to reap the benefits of gratitude with a daily activity.

Amanda Logan CNP By Amanda Logan December 6, 2022

Supporting children through times of grief

Like adults, children vary in expression and experience of grief. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Learn how to talk to children about grief and model healthy ways of grieving.

Sarah Cormell, L.C.S.W. By Sarah Cormell December 2, 2022

Resilience: Prepping for a busy holiday season

It's easy to get overwhelmed with the stress and chaos the holiday season brings. Get tips to make this year's season relaxing and enjoyable.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty December 1, 2022