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Blog Entries - 'Depression'

Does a loved one have a mental disorder?

How do I know it's a mental illness

How Do I Know if My [Parent, Child, Sibling, Friend, Co-Worker] Has a Mental Disorder? Many people with mental health disorders and their loved ones know that May is Mental Health Month and this year marks its 70th

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Anxiety

Help! Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

March 4, 2019  |  Anxiety, Counseling, Depression, Recovery, Treatment

A Gallup poll taken several years ago reported 8 in 10 Americans encounter stress in their daily lives. While stress is not always a bad thing, it still leads many people to wonder—at what point is “feeling stressed

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calm christmas

Wishes for a calm Christmas

It's hard to believe, but here we are - Christmas is approaching, as is the New Year. Lots of parties and family get togethers are on the schedule between now and January 1, and many people will be eager to get to those

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suicide prevention

Waynesville High students shine light on suicide prevention

Some students at Waynesville High School are on a mission of caring. Working with Guidance Counselor Cathy Joefreda, the kids set out to help their classmates learn to identify signs of suicide and how they can talk

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Peer Supporter Sarah Neff talks about her work

I know what it's like: a walk with a peer supporter

NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about peer supporters and their work with individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health issues.   There's no mistaking Sarah Neff's enthusiasm for her

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stop bullying

Kindness and other things to prevent bullying

Even though it's been years, I remember the punches like they just happened. I was in the fourth grade, and it was the last day of school before summer break. It was also my last day at this particular school, because

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