a young adult struggles with social anxiety disorder

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder in a Loved One

Feeling anxious about meeting a new person or speaking in front of others is not unusual or unhealthy. Yet, for some people, social interaction is complicated and, in some ways, debilitating. This condition, also known as social phobia, a person with a social anxiety disorder has an intense fear of judgment or rejection from other…

a man struggles with the signs of seasonal depression

Understanding the Effects of Seasonal Depression

Perhaps you find yourself experiencing bouts of sadness or feelings of moodiness during certain times of the year. If so, you may be experiencing seasonal depression. What you’re feeling may be more than just the winter blues. If you’re tired of dealing with these feelings each year, you may want to look into getting professional…

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Anxiety in Men: More Common Than Many Believe

When people think of anxiety and depression, they may not always immediately think of men. Yet men struggle with mental health issues frequently. However, culturally, anxiety in men is often not allowed to be expressed in healthy ways leading to both substance use and other mental health issues. Unfortunately, this high level of stress may…

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Talking To A Young Adult About Drugs

According to studies researched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 43.5 million people in the United States used marijuana in 2018. In contrast, close to 9.9 million people tried prescription medication without a prescription in the same year. With numbers this large, it is essential to take the time to discuss…

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How to Deal with FOMO

Do you ever experience “FOMO,” or the “Fear of Missing Out”? This phenomenon, defined as ‘‘the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you’’ – impacts nearly three-quarters of young adults. What is FOMO?…

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Five Anger Management Techniques

Many people live for family get-togethers, especially around the holidays. But for many, these times generate anxiety and frustration. You may even turn to substances to ease the tension. However, when you learn simple anger management techniques, you’ll find any event can be much more enjoyable for you and your family. 1. Apply the Five-Second…