Someone with an eating disorder life’s prime focus is his or her weight. Everything they consume they look for calories, grams of fat and weight, which gives them a sense of being in control. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorders are three chronic eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is severe weight loss due to extreme…

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Signs and Symptoms People with anxiety disorders have difficulty with every day activities.  Signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder are very similar to regular anxiety that anyone can experience but to a greater extent. This includes a racing heart, a dry mouth and sweating. The feeling of dizziness and nausea are threatening to overwhelm you…

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Having a baby can bring on several emotions and it is natural for mom and dad to have mood swings. However, these mood swings, or the “baby blues” usually goes away shortly after birth.   If you notice your partner or loved one isn’t feeling better about a month after delivery, then they might have a postpartum…

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The New Baby The new baby has arrived and everyone around you is excited and wanting to see the baby.  You were expecting to have the baby blues and have some emotional times during the first few days, but what you didn’t expect was the lingering feelings of sadness. If the baby blues don’t go…

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Substance use can be fine for some people but for others it can cause problems at work, within relationships, at home or at schools. It leaves the person feeling isolated, helpless or humiliated. Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction such as how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can…

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Living With Series Over the next couple of months I will be posting blogs on a series called living with and supporting someone with mental health concerns. Information will include a description of the illness, signs and symptoms, what you can do to support that person and different treatment options that you can discuss with your…

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How do you react when you are faced with difficult situations? Are you consumed by negative thoughts about yourself? Do you find yourself shrouded by negative self-talk? If you find

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Suicidal Thoughts You may be surprised, but suicidal thoughts are not uncommon. These thoughts can be scary and overwhelming, but there are a number of ways we can cope with suicidal thoughts and steps we can take to keep ourselves safe.  Many people are scared

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