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24 May 2016
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MAY: Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

After having their baby, new moms may experience intense feelings of long-lasting sadness, or postpartum depression. Postpartum Depression isn’t synonymous with being a weak or bad mother. It is a medical condition and, like other medical conditions, can get better with treatment. Remember that many new moms experience a range of emotions from excitement and joy to fear […]


31 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 31st

Don’t go it alone. Tell your goals to someone you trust and ask them to help you stick with a plan. Studies show that social support helps you achieve your goals.


30 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 30th

Take a few minutes to breathe deeply – in through your nose and out through your mouth. Try this technique: Pretend you’re taking a giant whiff of a bouquet of flowers, then pretend to blow out a candle.


29 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 29th

Take a break from social media. Looking at social media can raise your levels of anxiety.


28 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 28th

Give yoga a try. Stretching and other forms of exercise help relieve tension caused by stress.


27 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 27th

Give yourself a break! Take 10 minutes out of your day for a walk. Small breaks (and exercise) improve your ability to deal with stress.


26 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 26th

To deal with a difficult task, write out steps you can take to complete it. People facing stress feel less depressed after problem-solving.


25 May 2015
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Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 25th

Enjoy Memorial Day! Make sure to enjoy 15 minutes of sunshine, and apply sunscreen. Sunlight synthesizes Vitamin D, which experts believe is a mood elevator.   (This was made without knowing it would be raining all day!!!)  Happy Memorial Day.

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