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Girl with Seasonal Affective Disorder looking out winter window

Depression During the Holidays

December 01, 2017

Every winter, a common myth surfaces stating that suicide rates increase during the holidays. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this notion is not only false but also hinders suicide prevention.1 In addition, this rumor takes away attention from a real issue that occurs during this time of year: seasonal affective disorder.
Two women with bikes practicing self-care

5 Tips to Practice Self-Care

September 26, 2017

Most people experience stress in life, whether it is related to positive events, such as being nervous about starting a new job, or negative events, such as recovering after a natural disaster. Stress is not always a bad thing. When a deadline is coming up, it can sometimes help you focus on the task at hand. Other times, when stress is prolonged, interferes with your daily activities, or makes you feel like you have lost all control, it can be harmful to your health. It is easy to prioritize work projects and taking care of your families and friends, but it is just as important to take care of ourselves.