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January 20, 2018

We have been scouring the web and other sources for new and interesting research developments on a variety of mental health topics. Our theme this month is “Who Knew?” – A few articles on unexpected treatment options for common mental health concerns.

The Psychiatric Drug Hiding in Plain Sight

Recent research has shown that Acetaminophen (commonly known as Tylenol) can be effective at reducing the pain of social rejection. This research shows that, not only is there a potentially untapped source of treatment for mild forms of depression, but there is a more definitive connection between physical and emotional pain than many may assume.

Read more: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797610374741

Light Therapy – not just for SAD anymore

                  Many people struggle with an increase in sadness and even depression during the colder,...

April 3, 2017

“Focusing is about saying ‘no'." -Steve Jobs

“I can't tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”

-Ed Sheeran

Requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, or in person. Somebody invites you to do something that you really don’t want to do and you begin searching for excuses. But did you know that ‘No’ is a complete sentence?

Thinking you are a bad person for saying no is a symptom of people pleasing. One of the quickest ways to feel overwhelmed, resentful, and depleted is to mindlessly say yes to every request. Saying yes when you need to say no causes burnout. To stay productive, and minimize stress, you must learn the Art of Saying No.

When I suggest people simplify their life by saying No, people often say, “But I’d rather say Yes!”

Of course — saying Yes sounds so much more positi...

March 20, 2017

While we admit technology is more than amazing, we also have come to realize that even more amazing is the life we may be forgetting to live.

We tend to see our computer screen more than we see the faces of those we love. We text, we email, we update statuses and browse the web, but we forget to schedule time to turn it all off and just connect and decompress. Unplugging is the act of creating space between you and your electronic devices to feel relaxed and clear-minded.

Being away from the technological world for a while may feel uncomfortable, but with intention, it doesn’t have to feel that way. As we realize the importance of unplugging, it becomes much easier and actually enjoyable.

Consider just some of the important reasons to turn it all off and breathe…

Lowered Stress Levels- Being available anytime, anywhere can take a toll on your mental...

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