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Children’s Mental Health: One of the Most Pressing Issues of Our Time

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Children's Mental HealthAccording to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), over one in five children are either currently suffering or will suffer from a seriously debilitating mental disorder within their lifetime.

This statistic is staggering and should be one of the most concerning issues for our generation.

Children’s mental healthcare has evolved into a much better system, but there is still plenty of room for growth and improvement. [click to continue…]

Anxiety and Aging: Common Causes of Anxiety in Seniors

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Senior Woman with AnxietyThe rates of anxiety in aging seniors over 65 are growing.

Once believed to be in decline, researchers discovered that older adults were less likely to report psychiatric or mental symptoms, including anxiety and depression, and more likely to focus on physical ailments when reaching out to doctors.

Understanding anxiety in seniors, where it comes from, what it looks like and how to help treat it is a huge factor in maintaining quality of life.

While Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is most common amongst older adults, other forms of anxiety can be found – attributed to life, money, and health situations.

GAD can be described as exacerbated worry and extreme concern that affects day to day life for prolonged periods of time.

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5 Easy Yet Effective Ways to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Feeling Anxious

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Woman with Don't Worry ShirtAnxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged; it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

– Arthur Somers Roche

Sometimes nothing feels quite as awful as anxiety. In this state of mind, we tend to think of only the worst case scenarios.

It robs us of our joy, makes us lose focus and leaves us feeling as if we have no control over our own lives.

Fortunately for us, there’s much we can do to reduce anxiety and its effects on our mind, body, and soul.

Here are simple and fuss-free tips to apply that I have found to be effective to help me establish and maintain a calmer peace of mind in situations that previously would send me into a tailspin:

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