Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

Setting Seasonal Goals to Boost Productivity and Reduce Anxiety

Setting Seasonal Goals to Boost Productivity and Reduce Anxiety
Now that the holiday season is officially here, are you finding yourself thinking, “I wasted my whole fall!”? Or maybe it was the summer, or even the entire year. The idea of time wasted can feed anxiety and panic symptoms....

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles and making difficult decisions on behalf of a family member are hard to handle. That’s…

Six Steps to Living Well with Diabetes

Six Steps to Living Well with Diabetes

Diabetes is an increasingly common disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20.9 million Americans were living with diagnosed diabetes in 2011, up from just 5.6 million in 1980. And an estimated seven million more people had…

Your Checklist for Preventing the Winter Blahs

Your Checklist for Preventing the Winter Blahs

Just because the weather is colder and you’re going to be indoors more doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with family and friends this winter! Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, shares tips on lessening the negative mental health impacts of winter.

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares
When children wake from nightmares, the images are fresh and seem real, so it’s natural for them to feel afraid and need comforting. Try these steps for helping your child overcome nightmares. Reassure your child you’re there Knowing you’re there...

Recognizing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Recognizing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a treatable serious mental illness. It can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, mood and overall functioning. Formerly known as manic-depression, bipolar disorder is marked by dramatic shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. People with this disorder…

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable….

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression is a top reason for absenteeism, presenteeism and disability. A serious medical illness, it affects a person’s mood, concentration, activity level, interests, appetite, social behavior and physical health. Although very treatable, a person with depression symptoms may need encouragement to seek treatment. Learn the warning signs and what you and your organization can do to help.

Supporting Women During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Supporting Women During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) affect up to 20 percent of pregnant women and those who have recently given birth. In fact, postpartum depression is the most common complication following childbirth, affecting 1 in every...