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Help for the Holiday Blues
The unrealistic expectations of the season, time and financial pressures, missing loved ones and reflecting on past events as the year comes to an end all contribute to the blues.
Helping a Friend With an Addiction
When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs, it's hard to know what to do or say. Here's how to help.
Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
How to Control Your Temper
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren't good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
How to Juggle Demands at Work and Home
Juggling the demands of work and home can be quite stressful. For your health and well-being, it is important to find a good balance between work and home responsibilities
How to Make a Budget
There is peace of mind that comes with making and keeping a budget. These tips and resources will help you make a realistic budget, and direct you to financial assistance options.
How to Quit Smoking, Again
Follow these suggestions to help you kick the habit, again--this time, for good.
Is Your Teen Abusing Drugs or Alcohol?
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teens taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger, and changes in sleep patterns.
Jot This Down: Journaling Could Boost Your Well-Being
Research shows that regularly writing down what’s on your mind can help you release emotions and make sense of what’s going on in your life. It can also help improve your relationships with others, lower your blood pressure, and decrease symptoms of depression.
Journaling for Mental Health
If you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.
Keeping Envy and Jealousy Under Control
When someone gets a raise or a special perk, can you say congratulations and mean it? Or do you seethe inside and think, That really should have been mine?""
Keeping Party Drinking Under Control
The holidays can be enjoyed without drinking alcohol. But if you choose to drink, there are responsible ways to consume alcohol.
Maintaining Weight Once You've Quit Smoking
People sometimes gain weight when they stop smoking. But you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds. You just need to take steps to prevent it.
Major Depression in Teens
Major depression goes beyond the day's normal ups and downs. It involves a teen's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
Medicines to Treat ADHD in Children
Children who have ADHD are often given medicine as part of their treatment plan. The type of medicine most often chosen is a psychostimulant. Read on to learn more.
Men and Mental Illness
Mental illness can cause different symptoms in men than in women. So some disorders in men may be harder to recognize. Here's what you need to know.
Men: Get Ahead of Stress
Men are less likely than women to talk about their feelings or be concerned about the effect stress is having on their health.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
Older Adults: Preventing Falls
Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.
Overcoming Gender Identity Harassment
Gay and lesbian teens are often targets of bullying, harassment, and aggression. Anti-gay bullying can range from verbal abuse, such as name-calling, to life-threatening physical assault. Here's what you need to know.
Prescription Drug Addiction
Three kinds of prescription medicines are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants. Here's what you should know.
Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome
While being a new mom brings lots of joy, it also brings stress--something a crying baby can make worse. Having a better understanding of why your baby cries can help you deal with this stress in a healthy way and help you avoid the most common form of child abuse: Shaken baby syndrome.
Primer: Smokeless Tobacco
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. But just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
Proven Ways to Kick the Habit
Although kicking the habit can be challenging, it is very possible. The key is to have a plan.
Purrs, Snuggles, Tail Wags: Just What the Doctor Ordered
Bonding with pets does much more than make us happy—it can also have positive effects on our physical and mental well-beings.
Q and A: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This Q&A will help you understand OCD, and the obsessions, compulsions, and rituals that are part of it.
Quit-Smoking Tools: Help for Kicking Your Habit
As you likely already know, quitting smoking isn't easy. But millions of other people have done it—and you can, too. Here are some things that can help.
Raising Kids with Self-Esteem
Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink, compared with children who grow up without much sense of self-worth.
Recognizing Domestic Violence
Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, is when someone you're in a romantic relationship with tries to control you through fear and threats. Read on for detailed information.
Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year, most often fall or winter. Here's what you need to know.
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