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quitStart

“The important thing is to keep trying to quit, until you quit for good.” – American Lung Association quitSTART is a free app made for teens who want to quit smoking, but adults can use...

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No Need to be Embarrassed

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in America.  The condition affects 40 million adults in the United States.  That’s 18 percent...

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How to “Do” Self Care

Well, you’re not alone.  Self-care can look like so many different things, and can be different for different people.  Try to keep in mind that what works for one person may not work for...

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The 5 Signs

The five signs of suffering are: withdrawal agitation hopelessness a decline in personal care a change in personality. Someone may exhibit one or more signs when they are suffering. Perhaps you’ve experienced these yourself...

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Coloring Books for Mental Health

How do you cope with depression and anxiety in the moment?  Recently, there has been a movement in adult coloring books!  Many people find the details of the images in the coloring book to...

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Social Media Image

One thing that can be really tough when you have a mental illness is feeling like you are less than. Especially when you see stuff stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like.  It...

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Firework

Music has the ability to leave us feeling more positive.  Plus, according to this HuffPost article, music can impact us by: Reducing stress and anxiety Decreasing pain Improving immune functioning – or protecting us...

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What is Depression?

Depression can be a confusing illness. We often think having an illness means you have a runny nose, a stomach ache, or some part of your body is in pain. Usually you take some...

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Self-Care: Taking Care of YOU!

Sometimes the hardest thing to do when coping with an illness is to take care of yourself. Or as many call it “Self-Care.” Self care is not about indulgence, it’s about self-preservation – Audrey Lorde...

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HeadSpace

Have you heard of Headspace? Headspace is both a website and an app that helps promote mindfulness in everyday living. We like Headspace because it breaks meditation and mindfulness practices down into easy to digest...