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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.

Stress Shopping, Debt and Mental Health

Friday, May 22, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 and subsequent changes that resulted in many people staying home also resulted in an increase in stress shopping online – and unfortunately, spending money they may not have. As those credit card bills and loan payments…

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Five Ways to Handle COVID-19 Anxiety

Friday, March 13, 2020

Healthcare organizations in the United States have been preparing for COVID-19 for weeks, but many Americans are just now becoming more aware and concerned about the pandemic’s impact on daily life. For some it was a nation-wide quarantine in Italy;…

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Set Goals, Not Resolutions

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bottom line? The launch of a New Year does not have to mean immediate change. Set several smaller goals to accompany your journey to the desired outcome. “Research suggests it’s more effective to focus on positive outcomes and the steps…

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The Holidays: A Clash between Norman Rockwell and Everyday Life

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The holidays are supposed to be about relaxing and celebrating with friends and family. Instead, the reality often includes scurrying from one event to the next, extra spending on food and gifts and additional professional and personal obligations. Trish Fehr,…

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Halloween Fun from Costumes to Trick or Treating for Sensory-Sensitive Kids

Monday, October 21, 2019

The excitement for Halloween starts building early for most kids – costumes, candy and goosebumps. But for children with anxiety or sensory processing issues, Halloween presents a unique challenge for parents. Leaha Jones with Memorial Behavioral Health offers these tips…

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Put the ‘Happy’ in Happy Holidays — How Giving to Others Can Boost Your Mood

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

This time of year is often referred to as the season of giving. We buy presents for friends and family. We bake cookies for our postal carrier and garbage collector. We sign up to be a bell ringer for The…

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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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