Health Topics

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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. 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 issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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In The News

Fairmont welcomes new behavioral health provider

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

December 7, 2018

From The Blog

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun, easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because younger kids are joining in, it's important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks. Learn how to keep your children safe on social media.

Karen Hall MS LPC By Karen Hall August 2, 2020

Emotional exhaustion during times of unrest

2020 has been a year full of change and trauma. You may be wondering what's next. As events unfold, you may begin to feel irritable, struggle to motivate yourself or just feel stuck. You're emotionally exhausted. Learn what it is and what you can do regain a sense of well-being.

July 30, 2020

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

Fostering resiliency in kids

Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

July 13, 2020

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you wake up feeling sluggish most mornings? Have caffeinated beverages become a necessity to help power you through the day? If this sounds familiar, it's time to ditch the quick fixes you rely on, and develop an energy management plan.

July 8, 2020

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

Are video games and screens another addiction?

In our digital world, most of us own electronic devices with screens. As a parent, you may worry about the impact of your and your children's screen use. Find out what you can do.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham June 10, 2020

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

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness often is simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle May 29, 2020

9 ways to tame anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

For some people, anxiety is high as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about its symptoms, and get 9 tips for building your resilience.

Linda Hubbard, L.M.F.T. By Linda Hubbard April 8, 2020

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

Helping your teen with social distancing

How do you help teens cope with cancellation of activities due to COVID-19? We'll show you ways to acknowledge feelings and give you 10 coping strategies.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty March 25, 2020