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Stuff – A poem

50 milligrams of sumatriptan succinate to unscrew the vice from my head Then 20 of that other stuff for 12 hours of stability From dawn to dusk I am medicated I think I need...

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Fear of asking for help

When you feel anxious, some things that are not challenges to others can seem like huge mountains for you to climb. It can seem like it is ridiculous that you are worried about this...

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The back-to-school transition

August is upon us and that time of the year is quickly approaching!  Stores are already advertising “back-to-school” sales on all the products to prepare you for the new school year.  However, what does your mental...

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I Am A Witness

More than one in four children experience bullying in a year. And now the first ever emoji created for a social cause is trying to help prevent it.  The campaign – “I Am A...

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Would you just stand there?

The other day I was in the university bakery and someone started to have a panic attack. Once you are practicing medicine for a while, telling between “sick” and “not sick” becomes an instinct....

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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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Antidepressants

For those coping with depression, antidepressant medications may be a very effective way to ease feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Antidepressants work by managing your mood through your brain’s circuitry. Your brain uses chemicals called...