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Girl's head held by many different hands to symbolize the many facets of delay to mental health care

Suicide, Stigma and a System Delaying Mental Health Care

Lauren Delisle · September 10, 2019

In January, 17-year-old Melody Saenz attempted suicide. Her experience with New York mental health services epitomizes the difficult journey to seeking mental health care, as pervasive stigmas, ill-equipped emergency departments and financial burdens add complex layers to finding treatment and recovery.

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Girl's head held by many different hands to symbolize the many facets of delay to mental health care

Suicide, Stigma and a System Delaying Mental Health Care

Lauren Delisle · September 10, 2019

In January, 17-year-old Melody Saenz attempted suicide. Her experience with New York mental health services epitomizes the difficult journey to seeking mental health care, as pervasive stigmas, ill-equipped emergency departments and financial burdens add complex layers to finding treatment and recovery.

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Kelly Noonan Gores film Heal addresses the power of the mind with narration from Kelly

Friday Film: Heal, a Documentary on the Power of the Mind

Lauren Delisle · August 30, 2019

Combining her loves for filmmaking, yoga, meditation, and spiritualism, Kelly Noonan Gores set out to talk with some of the world's most renowned alternative medicine healers. Though "Heal" is a bit limiting in its condemnation of Western medicine, its message on the power of the mind is notable.

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A close-up photo of the eyes of two girls standing side-by-side, representing suicide as a potential side effect of LASIK surgery.

Is Suicide an Adverse Effect of LASIK Surgery?

S. Nicole Lane · August 20, 2019

Sudden and tragic deaths following a popular eye procedure may indicate that suicidality is an adverse effect of LASIK surgery. Many doctors now believe that the procedure may cause neurological issues that lead to suicidal ideation. Patients experiencing complications feel they were not properly warned.

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A photo of an older woman holding a piece of fruit, working with her husband to treat depression with diet.

Food and Mood: How to Treat Depression With Diet

Tess Francke · May 29, 2019

In the average lifespan, 60 tons of food will pass through the GI tract along with microorganisms from the environment. The gut has a big job, so it's no wonder diet can drastically impact wellbeing. Recent science suggests it's a perfectly effective regulatory solution to treat depression with diet.

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Woman Kicking Her Heels Up To Depict How Creative Women Conquer Stress

How 5 Creative Women Conquer Stress

Lauren Delisle · May 7, 2019

So often, it’s easy to forget that our mental health is just as important as our physical well-being. Here are helpful tips from creative women on how to manage stress.

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A photo of a young girl sad on her iphone to demonstrate how social media affects mental health.

How Social Media Affects Mental Health

Emma Schkloven · April 23, 2019

After recent studies indicating a rise in diagnosed and reported Major Depression among adolescents, many question the cause. With average daily time spent online on the rise, it's not surprising more and more people are noticing how social media affects mental health.

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A photo of a man stretching on his deck because physical movement is a one tip for how to reduce stress.

5 Tips for Relieving and Reducing Stress

Lauren Delisle · April 22, 2019

Common symptoms of chronic stress include emotional reactivity, memory loss, changes in appetite, and decreased sex drive. By implementing practices that reduce stress, we can learn to combat those invasive health impacts of stress and lead calmer lives.

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A photo of a woman's feet on the beach, as she learns how to take vacation more seriously.

Taking Vacation Time a Little More Seriously

Ashley Lombardo · January 10, 2018

We work hard and we play hard. But do we vacation well enough? We offer advice on making the most of your time away from the office.

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