How Pet Therapy Can Help Autism

Man’s best friend can truly be your child’s best friend, according to some studies on the interaction between pets and autistic children. Many parents are surprised to see the connection between their autistic child and animals. You might see it happening...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2018 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During DVAM, victim advocates, allied professionals, survivors of abuse, their loved ones, and the surrounding community come together to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the progress that...

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Cultivating Happiness

We all want to be happy. The right to pursue happiness is even written into our country’s bill of rights. But how does one do that? Is it even possible to become a happier person? And if so, what’s the best way to go about it? Researchers in the field of positive...

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Halloween and Mental Illness

This time of year is known for beautiful fall foliage, apple picking, and Halloween. Many people spend time stocking up on candy, decorations, and maybe even planning a party or scary costume. Take a moment to think about types of popular frightening costumes. What do...

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How to Stop Worrying

Everyone worries. Worrying can even be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Unrelenting anxious thoughts and fears can be paralyzing. They can sap...

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Depression in Women

Depression can drain you of energy and hope, leaving you feeling empty, sad, and helpless. And, for women, depression is complicated by many factors―from reproductive hormones and social pressures to the unique female response to stress. No matter how bleak things...

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The Benefits for Play for Adults

In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. When we carve out some leisure time, we're more likely to zone out...

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Traumatic Stress

The emotional toll from a traumatic event can cause intense, confusing, and frightening emotions. And these emotions aren’t limited to the people who experienced the event. Round-the-clock news coverage means that we’re all bombarded with horrific images from natural...

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