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Reducing Holiday Stress

Reducing Holiday Stress

December 4, 2023
A recent study found that 88% of Americans say the holidays are the most stressful time of the year.
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Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

November 13, 2023
Choosing to be kind has a positive effect on your mental health. According to psychology today, kindness involves selfless actions and a mindset that places compassion for others before your own interests.
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Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day

November 10, 2023
First let me thank every one of you who has selflessly served our country by being a member of our armed forces. Your service and sacrifice do not go unnoticed.
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November is Homelessness Awareness Month

November is Homelessness Awareness Month

November 3, 2023
Peter Tarr, writing for the Brain and Behavior Foundation says, “most researchers agree that the connection between homelessness and mental illness is a complicated two-way relationship.”
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ADHD

ADHD

October 23, 2023
The most common behavioral health diagnosis in children ages 2-17 is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known by its acronym ADHD. According to the CDC 9.4% of children ages 2-17 are diagnosed with ADHD. 
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Safe Schools Week

Safe Schools Week

October 16, 2023
This is Safe Schools week and I want to talk about bullying. The CDC defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance, and is repeated multiple times. It results in physical, psychological, social, or educational harm on the targeted youth.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 6, 2023 Jerry Strausbaugh
In Ashland County and everywhere victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, every age, background, education levels, economic levels, cultures, ethnicities, religions, all lifestyles. It is essential that we believe and support individuals in domestic violence situations. If you find yourself in a relationship like this, you are not alone, reach out for help. 
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Frustration

Frustration

October 2, 2023
Being frustrated with something or someone is a common experience. It is important that we learn to recognize and manage frustration, so it doesn't become the feeling that is driving all our decisions or actions.
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September is both Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Awareness Month

September is both Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Awareness Month

September 18, 2023
When we experience abuse or neglect it is easy to believe we cannot overcome what happened. That is not true. You are resilient and can overcome and recover. The truth is we are all loveable, forgivable, and changeable.
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Tools for Positive Mental Health

Tools for Positive Mental Health

August 7, 2023
Joseph Campbell writes, “We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” To grow in joy, take time every day to count your blessings.
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Sense of Awe and Wonder

Sense of Awe and Wonder

July 31, 2023
Awe is the feeling we get in the presence of something vast that challenges our understanding of the world, like looking up at millions of stars in the night sky. 
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July is National Anti-Boredom Month

July is National Anti-Boredom Month

July 24, 2023
According to Columbia University: People who are bored easily are susceptible to depression, anxiety, anger, academic failure, poor work performance, loneliness, and isolation. Boredom is a top predictor of addiction relapse. Work at staying ahead of boredom. 
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Recent Updates

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and I want to highlight important ideas from Black leaders that support your mental health. 

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter weather?

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National Optimist’s Day

National Optimist’s Day

Today, is National Optimist’s Day. Research indicates that optimists tend to have more positive mental health.

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