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Irish singer Brian Kennedy says depression is isolating

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Depression can be isolating. This is true whether you’re a housewife in Shaker Heights or an international celebrity. Irish singer Brian Kennedy has been very open about his struggles with depression, and in an interview with SundayWorld.com, he said, “I think any person I’ve ever met in my life has known depression in some way.” Here’s an excerpt from the [...]

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Study Shows That Stress Can Predict MS Flare-Ups

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Stress is a challenge for a lot of people, but for those dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, it can be especially detrimental. A new study shows a direct correlation between stress and MS flare ups– and that “Being in stress management therapy reduced the development of new brain lesions.” Here’s an excerpt from the article, and if you’re dealing with MS or [...]

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What to Do When Good News Makes You Anxious

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Does your list of New Year’s Resolutions include overcoming “irrational” anxiety? According to the Harvard Business Review, your anxiety might not be that irrational after all. Do you find yourself becoming anxious in response to “good” news? Promotions, accolades, raises, recognition or rewards? You’re not alone! Each rung you climb on the career ladder comes with new opportunities and new [...]

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Anxiety about certain things can be hereditary

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In the good news/bad news file today is news that the field of epigenetics seems to be proving that the behavior of your parents can affect you and your future choices/responses at the genetic level. This might be good news to some, offering a new explanation for certain addictive behaviors, anxiety or depression issues or other apparently psychological phenomena. It [...]

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Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share (A TED Talk)

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One of the many challenges of depression is how isolating it can feel. But if you’re suffering from depression, you can take comfort in the fact that you are definitely not alone. There are professionals like me whom you can talk to if you’re feeling depressed, but there are also millions of people around the world who are dealing with [...]

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Raising Awareness for Child, Teen Grief Awareness Day

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Grief and loss are always trying, but they can be especially impactful in young people. Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day, which occurs each November, is one opportunity to acknowledge this, but the holidays are another time to be sensitive to it. If you know a child working through grief or loss in the greater Cleveland area, and you believe [...]

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Promote a Stress-Free Workplace During the Holidays

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It’s easy to get caught up in our own feelings of stress during the holidays, but it’s worthwhile to take a moment to consider how our actions (regardless of our intentions) might be contributing to the stress of others. If you’re an employer in the greater Cleveland area, thinking about this when planning holiday festivities for your employees could contribute [...]

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Tips for Reducing Stress as We Enter the Holiday Shopping Season

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Family issues, divorce, loss and grief aren’t the only stressors during the holiday season– additional financial pressures come into play as well. Here’s an excerpt from a great article by Hersh Shefrin for the Huffington Post offering tips for reducing stress related to finances during the holidays. Couple his suggestions with finding someone safe to talk things through with, and you’re [...]

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Pamela Stewart: Holiday Grief

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The Holidays can be a joyful time when family comes together to celebrate, but they can also be a time when the absence of loved ones who have passed on or moved on is keenly felt. Is grief over loss coloring your outlook on the holidays? Pamela Stewart offers some good insight into holiday grief and some excellent tips from [...]

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