Stress vs. Anxiety: Why You May Be Confusing Them & How To Treat Each

Life is peppered with moments of overwhelm. You wouldn’t be alone in trying to find a balance in your work life, relationships, and hobbies. In addition, being an adult requires a level of upkeep and responsibility most people can’t prepare for or don’t know is coming.  When struggling with overwhelming feelings, most people want to…

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Understanding the Difference Between Depression and Anxiety

Perhaps the two most common mental health issues nearly everyone will experience in their lives is depression and anxiety. Often, the two conditions lead to the other. But depression and anxiety aren’t the same even if their symptoms may overlap. Knowing the difference between depression and anxiety is vital to maintaining and improving mental health.…

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School’s Out: Coping with Anxiety While Classrooms are Closed

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students and educators alike barred from entering classrooms. We do this to adhere to social distancing guidelines and slow the spread of the deadly virus. However, while beneficial to overall physical safety in our education system, it brings its own set of stressors. For instance, college students, in particular, face…

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6 Ways to Manage Anxiety Around Your Child Going Back to School During COVID-19

If you are a parent, you may be wondering how your kid can return to school safely in the Fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both children and parents are feeling the major disruptions COVID-19 has caused in their daily routines. Face-to-face learning is critical in maximizing learning opportunities for children. However, with social distancing measures…

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How to Be a Supportive to a Partner Who has a Mental Health Condition

Mental health conditions can take a toll on any marriage or relationship. Sometimes when we are with a partner who has a mental illness, it can seem overwhelming and emotional. Studies have shown that couples with a partner who has a mental illness can harm their spouse’s mental health. At times in a relationship, both…

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How Teachers can Manage Anxiety on Returning to School After COVID-19

The first day of the school year always brings butterflies for teachers, students, and parents. Teachers are typically eager to meet their students for the first time, but due to COVID-19, many teachers have expressed their concerns about returning to the classroom. School districts are being presented with new social distancing challenges that they never…

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The Effect of Anxiety on your Relationships

It’s not uncommon for there to be anxiety in relationships. However, when anxiety grows beyond ordinary worry it can become a serious issue that affects the mental well-being of those involved. If you suffer from anxiety, you are probably no stranger to the effects this mental health condition can have on your relationships. Living with…

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How to Deal with the Disappointment of Canceled Halloween Events and Safe Ways to Celebrate

Halloween activities bring joy to children and families across the United States each year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some Halloween traditions to look different this year. The CDC released new guidelines indicating that some Halloween activities may not be safe during the pandemic. For many adults and children, Halloween has a special place…