How To Know When Your Social Anxiety Is Keeping You Hidden Online

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The Internet is a great tool, allowing us to connect with other people, get a lot of necessary information, and order food whenever we want these things. However, when used excessively, the Internet can also cause us to have social anxiety – a complex disorder that can significantly interfere with our daily lives. This all …

Excessive News Consumption Can Lead To Stress & Anxiety

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Instead of feeling informed after watching the news, many people find themselves dealing with stress & anxiety. This is because images of devastation, hostility, and death become embedded in our minds day after day as tragedies play across our screens in real time. These are things that the journal Health Communication discovered in a recent …

6 Activities That Could Help Your Mental Health

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Millions of people suffer from mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. These common mental health conditions can impact daily life and cause people to feel worried, miserable, and hopeless. Fortunately, many people in Clearwater are able to manage their mental health by taking a series of steps, including regular activities that can be …

How Smoking Affects Your Mental Health

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It takes a monumental effort to quit smoking. Along the way, you’ll experience feelings of anxiety and depression. You may even have problems with your relationships. However, the health benefits (e.g., reduced risk of lung cancer and a healthier cardiovascular system) far outweigh these short-lived experiences. While many people think of these things, what they …

Tips For Surviving Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition that affects 2 million Americans today. It’s characterized by both manic (e.g., need for less sleep, high energy, losing touch with reality) and depressive (e.g., lack of energy, lack of motivation, loss of interest in daily activities, suicidal thoughts) episodes. These episodes can last anywhere from days …

MMA Helps Fight PTSD

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There’s been some research into whether combat sports can help veterans with their battle against PTSD and the overall uneasiness of transitioning back to everyday civilian life. To sum up these results, the answer is “yes,” but it really isn’t this simple. Proof that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Improves Wellbeing Psychologist Jeffrey Matloff from the …

How To Fight Depression Without Medication

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Many people with depression find that medication helps them immensely. However, these medications aren’t without side effects. Additionally, they can be quite expensive, depending on your insurance. Fortunately, there are many other ways to fight depression without medication. Cut Back on Caffeine Although it’s OK to consume a reasonable amount of caffeine, you don’t want …