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    Crisis on Campus: Mental Health
    Crisis on Campus: Mental Health

    1 in 5 U.S. adults that experience mental illness in a year That’s 43.8 million, or 18.5% of population But what about students in the high-stress world of universities?

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    It’ll Go to Your Head: Food and Mental Health
    It’ll Go to Your Head: Food and Mental Health

    It’s widely known that certain foods can increase or decrease your weight. But food can also affect the state of your mental health. Let’s take a look at which foods make mental illness worse and which foods can help promote a healthy mind.

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    Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Campus
    Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Campus

    60: percentage of students surveyed reported drinking alcohol in the past month 40%: reported binge drinking in past month 13 %: reported heavy drinking in last month

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    50 Highly Rated Self-Help Apps
    50 Highly Rated Self-Help Apps

    Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders. To select an app for its benefits and ease of use, read the reviews below. It’s hard to quantify one app being better than others; so what we tried to do is cover several areas of self help: from guided meditation, to anxiety relief, drug and alcoholism apps, and PTSD, which is particularly relevant to our returning soldiers.

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    Are the Kids Alright? Young People and Mental Health
    Are the Kids Alright? Young People and Mental Health

    Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?

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    50 Resources for Coping on a Lower Income
    50 Resources for Coping on a Lower Income

    More people in the United States than ever having been learning to cope with lower incomes, whether due to retirement or a turn of fortune. Fortunately, there are many resources available online, from grants to assistance to advice and more. We’ve compiled a set of such resources for coping on a lower income. For those without Internet access, check your public library or community center.

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    Dialing Up Addiction
    Dialing Up Addiction

    We all love our smartphones, right? But what if the phones don’t really love us back? Smartphone addiction is an increasingly big problem in the U.S. and around the world.

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    Tell It To a Telepsychiatrist: Online Counseling and Psychiatry
    Tell It To a Telepsychiatrist: Online Counseling and Psychiatry

    Sometimes it can be hard for those suffering from mental illness to seek help, as a result of social stigma, lack of access to care and lack of funds. Through recent advancements in technology, though, it’s becoming possible for patients to get help more easily and cost effectively: With the Internet, the doctor is (always) in.

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    How to Find a Therapist
    How to Find a Therapist

    Start here. Most mental health providers are professionals who have either a master's degree or more advanced education and training. Make sure that the mental health provider you choose is licensed to provide mental health services. Note that services offered depend on the provider's training and speciality area.

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    On Top of the World … Or Not: Happiness in the U.S.
    On Top of the World … Or Not: Happiness in the U.S.

    The definition of happiness differs from person to person, group to group. But based on measurable data including standard of living and mental health issues, countries and their residents can be ranked and compared by their overall happiness. So where does the U.S. fall and how does it compare to nations across the globe?

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    The 50 Most Beautiful Places On Earth (That Often Lead To Life Transformation)
    The 50 Most Beautiful Places On Earth (That Often Lead To Life Transformation)

    Sometimes life gets in the way of good living. It’s all too easy to feel the strain of daily responsibilities and anxieties and lose sight of what’s really important. The pressures of modern existence are such that many people feel dissatisfied, depressed, helpless or simply unfulfilled. When that happens, it may be time to seek help – and yet therapy can take various forms.

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    Spiritual or Secular? Christian vs. Traditional Counseling
    Spiritual or Secular? Christian vs. Traditional Counseling

    The main difference between Christian and non-Christian counselors is the authorities under which they operate: the church or the state. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the two professions.

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    Neuroplasticity: The Remarkable Ability of Our Brain to Adapt
    Neuroplasticity: The Remarkable Ability of Our Brain to Adapt

    It probably goes without saying, but the human brain is a marvelous thing. It helps us learn, helps us adapt. A core part of these abilities is thanks to neuroplasticity, which allows our human brain to reorganize itself as necessary — even after traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

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    Does Divorce Mediation Work?
    Does Divorce Mediation Work?

    Close to 50% of first marriages and 60% of second marriages will end in divorce.

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    Loneliness is More Deadly than Obesity
    Loneliness is More Deadly than Obesity

    “Being lonely isn’t bad for you, but staying lonely is.” -John Cacioppo, Social Neuroscientist, University of Chicago

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    Image is Everything: The Secrets of Body Language
    Image is Everything: The Secrets of Body Language

    At work, at home, at play, famous, or infamous, your body language tells the world all about you.

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    The Anatomy Of A Great Resume
    The Anatomy Of A Great Resume

    Writing a great resume does not mean you should follow all the rules you hear. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. It should be appropriate to your situation and do exactly what you want it to do.

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    Cerebral Strain: Stress and Mental Illness
    Cerebral Strain: Stress and Mental Illness

    It’s fairly obvious to sufferers that stress has physiological symptoms. But apart from shaking hands, quickened breath and dry mouth, stress also affects your brain. Does long-term stress actually predispose you to mental illness? Let’s look at some facts, statistics and recent studies to find out.

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    30 Universities that are Leading the Way with Wellness Centers for Students
    30 Universities that are Leading the Way with Wellness Centers for Students

    Counseling can be an important step to achieving personal well-being, particularly during the life-changing years of university. It’s therefore reassuring to know that this is recognized by various forward-thinking colleges and universities across the U.S. that want their students to be happy and healthy in addition to earning good grades.

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    Antidotes For Addiction
    Antidotes For Addiction

    Drug addiction is a serious disease. In the U.S. alone, it affects millions of people and claims numerous lives. This staggering epidemic of substance abuse has led to an abundance of treatment options. Just what are they, and how do they help?

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    Is America a Nation of Java Junkies?
    Is America a Nation of Java Junkies?

    he American Psychiatric Association’s recently released Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists caffeine intoxication and caffeine withdrawal as mental disorders.

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    Relationships In America
    Relationships In America

    Males profit from marrying earlier, females later, but one way or another evolved tendencies are going to get pushed aside.

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    The Psychology Of Fight Club
    The Psychology Of Fight Club

    Fight Club’s narrator’s illness is the manifestation of trite and tedious modern life. Watch capitalism push fight club members to the edge in the following steps.

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    The 50 Best Self-Help Books of 2014
    The 50 Best Self-Help Books of 2014

    Self-help books cover topics ranging from business, to relationships, to creativity and peace. It’s a lot to cover in one ranking, but below we’ve ranked 2014’s top self-help books as ranked by Amazon users. If you’re looking to change your life, conquer bad habits, start a business, or continue an inner journey, there’s something for you on this list. Enjoy!

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