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The Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes Connection

by Mary Joye, LMHC Forgetfulness happens to all of us at some time in our lives. We all have trouble finding our keys and glasses. Many of us walk into

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

By Mary Joye, LMHC We probably all agree there needs to be more than one month set aside for suicide awareness. Statistically and tragically, there are on average, one-hundred-twenty-one suicides

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Mental Health Moment: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, the question of nature versus nurture has been debated.  So, which is it?  The best answer I ever heard from a professor was,

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Mental Health Moment: Recognize and avoid narcissistic abuse

NARCISSISTIC ABUSE is one of the most prevalent reasons people seek counseling. Because we live in a society that has an underpinning of encouraging narcissistic traits in the form of

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Can giving a compliment impact my confidence?

IF YOU NEED CONFIDENCE, one of the quickest ways to achieve it is to look for the good in others and compliment them. Sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? How could that

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Mental health on the brain: Recent mental health reform brings more awareness

Plus: Local resources for depression, bipolar disorders, suicide prevention, and more INCARCERATION, VIOLENCE, HOMELESSNESS, suicide; these are the results of untreated mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental

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Think of your vacation as a vaca-shun

THERE’S A REASON PEOPLE need vacations and recreation. Vacate and re-create! Think of it as a vaca-shun. Shun the things that bother you. Take in the new. When you’re away,

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Mental Health Moment: Isolation is alienation

Get out and about or stay in and be grim! WE USE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT to punish people. In fact, we put a limit in this country to how long we

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Editor’s Dose: Four things to help you reduce anxiety

BETWEEN WORK AND FAMILY, I think you’ll agree when I say it’s easy to feel the stress. When to-do lists are growing faster than you can cross off the items,

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Mental health moment: Meditation is medication

IT’S TRUE. Certain kinds of meditation may work better for you than others. If you’re anxious about the future, a guided imagery meditation — about visualizing what you want —