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How Summer Camp Benefits Children’s Mental Health

Summer is officially here, and with it, the decision to fill your children’s days with activity or not. Choosing to send them to summer camp, whether it is a day camp or a sleep-away camp, can provide a variety of enrichment activities and many other sometimes surprising benefits. In fact, allowing your children to remain […] Read More

The Quiet Debate About Gaming Disorder

Video games and “screen time” have been areas of controversy in society today as technology becomes more and more entwined in our everyday lives. Some families opt for a zero-tolerance policy on screens until children reach a certain age and yet other families opt for an approach that allows kids to determine their own limits […] Read More

Summer Reading and Mental Health

When I was younger, summer reading usually meant reading books from the school-issued list, then writing the mandatory book report or project. As the years passed though, reading became an activity that I did on my own. Summer provided the free time to read whenever. Nowadays, the “real world” doesn’t have a summer break, but […] Read More

Young Men and Mental Health

Mental illness affects both men and women, but men by and large are less likely than women to talk about their feelings and are often more resistant to getting help. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health diagnoses. However, these conditions often appear differently in men than they do in women. […] Read More

PTSD Awareness Day

National PTSD Awareness Day is recognized annually on June 27. This day was initially recognized by the United States Senate in 2010. The Senate designated the entire month of June as PTSD Awareness Month in 2014. The purpose of PTSD Awareness Day is to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and its effective treatments. Organizations […] Read More

Smiling Your Way to a Healthier Mind

Being happy makes you smile, but does smiling make you happy? A study published in the Psychological Science Journal shows that a smile, even when it’s forced, can bring down stress levels. When participants were forced to hold a smile with a chopstick in their mouth while multitasking, their heartrate as well as self-reported stress […] Read More

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