Category: Mind Fullness: A Resource for Behavioral Health News & Information

Holiday Blues: Coping with Holiday Expectations

The holidays are a time for making memories, but sometimes those memories aren’t pleasant or joyful. As a child, I remember counting presents to make sure I had more than my twin brother on Christmas day. It was frustrating having a birthday near Christmas and getting gifts with a tag…

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National Coming Out Day: Being Your Authentic Self

October 11th marks the 35th anniversary of National Coming Out Day (NCOD). Activists Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary created the celebration in 1988 to acknowledge, honor, and support the LGBTQ+ community and give encouragement to those who wanted to “come out” and reveal their sexual orientation to someone. NCOD is…

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Chronic Pain

Researchers have found that there is an overlap between physical pain and mental health problems. People living with chronic pain are at an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety, and people with depression, anxiety, or a history of trauma are at an increased risk of experiencing chronic pain. Pain…

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Promoting Responsible Social Media Use for Youth

As a therapist working with young people, I see the powerlessness parents and guardians face when trying to referee their children’s screen use. Battles are fought, lost, and sometimes won, over the seemingly simple task of trying to get their children’s attention back to the “here and now”. Over the…

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