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.

October

Community Education

Following guidelines to keep yourself and your loved ones physically healthy can seem isolating and take a toll on your mental health. Rosean Bishop, a Mayo Clinic Health System psychologist, will discuss ways to maintain good mental health while navigating changes to normal life during a pandemic.

The Speaking of Health series is a partnership with VINE Faith in Action.

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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5 tips to keep burnout at bay

We aren't programmed to go through life without rest, solitude or downtime. With everything going on, it’s easy to get blindsided by stress and burnout. Here are 5 tips for keeping burnout at bay.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper October 8, 2021
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Could you be depressed?

Do you always feel tired or not like "you" anymore? Have you lost interest in hobbies that you used to love? Learn about depression, and get tips to help you feel more like yourself.

Daniel Lynch, L.P.C. By Daniel Lynch October 7, 2021
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Helping people, changing lives: 3 health benefits of volunteering

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of others, but did you know that volunteering can benefit your health? Learn about 3 physical, mental and social benefits of donating your time and talents.

Angela Thoreson LSW By Angela Thoreson September 16, 2021
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What parents need to know about college students and depression

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

September 7, 2021
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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