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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.

In The News

La Crosse to light campus green for Mental Health Awareness Month

La Crosse will light its Cancer and Surgery Center on West Avenue green on May 25 to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 24, 2021

From The Blog

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Managing anxiety: Making the COVID-19 transition

The COVID-19 pandemic upended daily activities and may have caused anxiety about your safety. Get guidance on making a new start so you can move ahead.

YaserDorriPhD By Yaser Dorri July 23, 2021
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11 tips for coping with an anxiety disorder

People with anxiety disorders experience frequent, excessive anxiety, fear and panic in everyday situations. These 11 lifestyle changes and strategies can make a difference.

Siri Heille CNP By Siri Kabrick July 20, 2021
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Eating disorders complicated by COVID-19

Like so many aspects of life, COVID-19 complicated the relationship with food, body image, exercise routines, self-care and social media. Learn about the effects of COVID-19 and what to do if you're concerned about your eating patterns.

Sarah Stinson By Sarah Stinson June 18, 2021
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Discovering calm in the chaos

How do you find calm and prioritize well-being in the midst of chaos? Watch a video presentation of two experts giving practical strategies to help you take a well-deserved break from stress, and discover calm and peace.

June 10, 2021
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Caregiving, self-care during, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers can take a collective deep breath and begin to take advantage of the return of supportive services. Use these tips as you navigate this time and your role.

Sarah Cormell, L.C.S.W. By Sarah Cormell June 1, 2021
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Brushing off the 'social rust'

You may feel excited, yet awkward, about a return to interacting with others after the COVID-19 pandemic. Get tips for regaining your comfort and confidence in social situations.

May 25, 2021
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5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

How much time do you and your family members spend on a screen? Are you missing out on something else important to you? Learn about the many benefits of cutting down on screen time.

Mysoon Ayuob MD By Mysoon Ayuob May 21, 2021
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Overcoming pandemic procrastination

If you find yourself surfing the internet or binge watching movies instead of focusing on work, you're not alone. Learn why you're procrastinating, and get tips to help you stay on task.

YaserDorriPhD By Yaser Dorri May 6, 2021
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How to create happiness

Happiness is a choice, and there are many ways to create it. Consider these questions and activities to boost your happiness.

Sissy Yang NP By Sissy Yang April 26, 2021
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Infants have mental health needs, too

The mental health of infants is as important as physical health. Early intervention is essential to preventing mental health disorders. Learn about warning signs and when to seek help.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar April 20, 2021
John Zadroga DO By John Zadroga April 20, 2021
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Tips to keep stress from hurting your heart

Stress. It can wreak havoc on your health, including your heart. Use these tips for reducing stress with the added benefit of improving your heart health.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty April 13, 2021
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Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?

"Gratitude opens the door to...the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude," said Deepak Chopra, well-being pioneer. Learn how it can open the door to better health.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann April 8, 2021