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Mental Health Resources

Learn the facts about Mental Health Disorders.

Articles

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging

In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.

Boosting Your Mental Health

Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.

Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life?

A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

Finding Support for Emotional Issues

How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?

Getting the Most from a Mental Health Support Group

Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

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.

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.

Journaling for Mental Health

Writing down your thoughts in a journal can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Smart Ways to Resolve Conflicts at Home

Conflict and anger are natural parts of family life. But how you handle them makes all the difference in having good relationships with loved ones.

Tips to Keep Your Anger Under Control

While getting angry from time to time is inevitable, the way you express it isn't. Control your anger in a way that's better for both you and the people around you.

Where to Turn for Mental Health

It's normal to feel stressed or anxious now and then. But it's time to call for help if emotional issues interfere with your life, your job or your personal relationships.

Quizzes and Assessments

Depression Quiz

Answer this one: Depression peaks at certain life stages. People in which group are likely to experience it most often?

Late-Life Depression Quiz

Older adults often suffer from depression needlessly because they fail to recognize its signs or are reluctant to talk with their doctor about it.

Stress Quiz

Stress is a fact of life for most of us. Too much stress can have harmful effects on the body, mind, and emotions. Learn more about stress and its effects by taking this quiz.

Stress Trigger Assessment

Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."

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