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Talking with children/teens about mass violence

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your child about traumatic events. Tackling such conversations may not be easy, but when done in a proactive, positive manner it can help children feel safer and more secure. Here are suggestions on...

Misconceptions about OCD

There are many misconceptions about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that are simply not true. The term OCD gets thrown around a lot - most of us have heard someone jokingly say, “I’m so OCD”. OCD is not a personality quirk. It is a serious mental illness...

Anxiety and diabetes

Most people experience stress from time to time. While occasional stress is to be expected, prolonged or intense feelings of stress are cause for concern, especially if you suffer from diabetes. Stress can impact your blood glucose levels and as a result can exacerbate diabetic...

When should you seek professional help for anxiety?

  It can be hard to differentiate reasonable worry from an unhealthy level of anxiety. Everyone experiences periods of stress and worry at some point in their lives. For most people, worry is a normal and temporary reaction to a negative or stressful event. Although unpleasant,...

Understanding Panic

Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of overwhelming fear that last for several minutes? Does your heart pound or you feel like you can’t breathe or think? Do these attacks occur out of the blue with no obvious trigger, causing you to worry about the...

The Truth About Anxiety Disorders

There are many stories – some true, others not so true about phobias, panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. The Internet is one of the popular media used to disperse these ideas. When you are affected by chronic anxiety, resist the urge to try any...

Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of fear and apprehension which is quite normal. The holiday season tends to be filled with anxiety. If you have anxiety issues you may not be looking forward to the holiday season that is fast approaching. Even if you look forward...