The Link Between Poor Sleep and Mental Health

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We’ve all had those sleepless nights where we toss and turn, counting down the hours until the alarm sounds. It’s easy to brush off one or two nights of poor sleep, but chronic sleep deprivation can have lasting negative effects on both physical and mental health. In this blog post, we’ll explore the link between…

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Imagine, for a moment, the heartbreaking reality of a child too afraid to go to school because of bullying. The month of October, recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month, serves as an important reminder that this is not just a hypothetical situation. It is a daily struggle faced by countless children and young people worldwide.…

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We Need to Talk About Suicide

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If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away. Call 911 for emergency services. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Call or text 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional…

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What to Do When Your Depression Affects Work Productivity

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 20 million adults in the United States have experienced at least one major depressive episode. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, and people throughout the world struggle to manage the symptoms and side effects. A few of these side effects, such as low…

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First Time Therapy: What to Know Before You Go

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Struggling with mental health issues is a complex journey, and seeking professional help is a big step towards your healing process. Therapy can be a life-changing experience. However, it can also be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time meeting with a mental health professional. It’s normal to feel nervous or unsure about what to…

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6 Tips to Manage Summer Sadness: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Summer is officially here. For many people, that means fun-filled days of sunshine, warmth, and adventure. However, for those that experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the warmer months, it can mean another season of depression, anxiety, and distress. Seasonal Affective Disorder is often associated with winter, but it can also affect certain people during…

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How to Help Reduce the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we’d like to take a moment to talk about why it’s important to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month (and Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs this year from May 15 – May 21) is a time when individuals and organizations worldwide come together…

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Four Ways to Manage Your Anxiety in Public

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Anxiety can be a debilitating feeling, and it may seem to amplify when being around people. Although public anxiety is something that millions of people suffer from, it can be a challenge to manage it effectively. If you’re struggling with anxiety, you might find comfort in knowing that there are techniques that can help manage…

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5 Tips for Establishing a Healthy Relationship with Your Partner

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A healthy relationship between two people has shown to offer multiple benefits. It can reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve your overall physical and mental health. It won’t always be easy, but the work it takes to establish a solid romantic foundation will set couples up for success in the future. Whether you’ve just entered…

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Dancing with Local Stars: An ALL-STAR Evening

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Cornerstone celebrated our 13th annual Dancing with Local Stars on February 3rd, 2023. It was a night to remember as seven duos came together to compete for the ALL-STAR title. From hip-hop renditions to rock musicals, these teams showed off their dancing skills for a good time and a good cause. The fabulous teams that…

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