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4 Mental Health Resolutions for the New Year

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: December 29, 2021Updated: December 29, 2021Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Why not make good mental health practices top on your list? By actively working to improve your mood and care for your mental health, you can bring…

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Physical Effects of Seasonal Depression in Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: December 21, 2021Updated: December 21, 2021Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is the same as depression, except its onset follows a seasonal pattern. It is most common in fall and winter when days get…

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3 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: December 11, 2021Updated: December 8, 2021Cheer is not always the prevailing emotion at the holidays. Many people experience serious holiday blues that are more than just an isolated bad mental health day. Getting out of that rut or avoiding…

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Avoiding Anxiety Triggers on Thanksgiving

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 25, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Thanksgiving is a time to gather and celebrate with family and loved ones. In theory, it allows people to reflect on what they are grateful for while enjoying some good food. However, Thanksgiving can…

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Ways Yoga Can Improve Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 23, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Yoga is a holistic treatment that can help those in recovery heal both their mind and their body. Yoga involves breathing exercises, postures, guided imagery, and meditation to enhance overall well-being. The…

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Addressing Your Disordered Eating Before the Holidays

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 20, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Holiday festivities often encourage eating and drinking alcohol in quantities that would otherwise be discouraged. Those with disordered eating likely feel a great deal of stress and anxiety leading up to these events as…

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Dealing with PTSD Triggers

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 21, 2021Updated: August 31, 2021Whether you participated in combat or are a victim of abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder can develop in individuals who have experienced some form of trauma in the past. Unfortunately, the effects of PTSD can impact each area…

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How Aftercare Can Support Your Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 10, 2021Updated: August 31, 2021Those who have an aftercare program as part of their recovery are three times more likely to stay off alcohol and drugs than those who don’t have a post-treatment plan in place or decline to take part…

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 1, 2021Updated: August 31, 2021People observe World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10 of each year since its inaugural year in 2003. It is a collaboration between the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and…

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Finding Anxiety Treatment Centers for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2021Updated: August 13, 2021Anxiety is one of the most misunderstood disorders, affecting more than 40 million people each year. It is the most common mental illness in the United States and comes in many forms, each with its own path…