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Memorial Health System's blog, LiveWell Online Magazine, shares weekly stories and tips about mental and behavioral health, nutrition and wellness. Visit the blog to sign up to receive monthly emails with the latest blog articles.

Work Can Significantly Impact Your Mental Health

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Most of us spend a majority of our time at work, making it no surprise that the work environment plays a significant role in our mental health. An estimated 1 in 5 people have a diagnosable mental health disorder, further…

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‘Depression Can Impact Anyone’

Friday, February 2, 2018

Whitney wasn’t feeling like herself and wasn’t sure what was wrong. Everything in her life became hard. She was constantly tired and lost motivation to do things she used to love, like singing, painting and spending time with friends. As…

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Find Your Happy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about depression. We know what depression looks like: loss of interest, depressed moods, low energy, no motivation, feelings of hopelessness. But, do we know what we can do about it? “A variety of…

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Law Enforcement Officers Equipped with Mental Health First Aid

Monday, July 17, 2017

More than 400 people have received training in Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour intensive training that gives people the skills and knowledge to refer individuals in distress to the appropriate resources in an effort to avoid a crisis. One…

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Fat Shaming

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Most of us wouldn’t consider bullying someone based on race, religion or gender. But Lindsay Roush, LCPC, a behavioral health consultant at Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center, said while other forms of discrimination have become taboo, it’s still common…

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Indicators of Violence

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Is it possible to predict violent behavior before it occurs? The most accurate predictor of violent behavior is past violence, which sometimes is hard to know. However, there are other warning signs. Internationally known forensic psychiatrist, Phillip J. Resnick, MD,…

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Bullying: Mean Girls

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Female bullying is nothing new. Along with male bullying, it has become a national epidemic. Bullying can begin as early as when a child starts attending school. Statistics show male bullying is more prevalent, but female-to-female bullying is much more…

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Healthy Divorce – Is it Possible?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two people don’t get married expecting the relationship to fail, but statistics show some marriages face this harsh reality. Separation and divorce are not easy choices, even if you know it’s right. However, the possibility of a healthy divorce can…

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10 Tips for Reducing Stress

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stress is everywhere. Work, family, finances, health concerns—the list goes on and on. The way we cope with stress plays a significant role in how it affects our daily lives. When you are stressed out, do you feel defeated? Does…

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5 Ways to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Have you been binging on Netflix? Sleeping more than usual? Not exercising enough? If so, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression related to the seasons of the year. Typically, SAD starts…

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