How Grief Can Make You Sick

The loss of a loved one can impact survivors’ mental and physical health. By Dr. Sanjay Gupta “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear,” wrote author C.S. Lewis, reflecting on his wife’s death. Like fear, grief is a common human response with psychological and physical implications. Losing a loved one is […]

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10 Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety Today

The New York Times recently published an article called, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” The author chronicled several teens’ battle with anxiety over the course of a few years. The article questioned why we’re seeing such a rise in anxiety among today’s youth. As a psychotherapist, college lecturer, and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents […]

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Navigating the Holiday Season with Anxiety and Depression

By Vanessa Paredes Nov 13, 2019 Statistics show that over 17 million adults experience depression, and more than 40 million battle anxiety disorder in the United States. For those dealing with either, or both—know that you are not alone. Many times, people suffering from anxiety or depression simply want to stay home and avoid social […]

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teen Mental Health First Aid

Exciting news! Kanabec County Community Health in partnership with Mora High School was awarded the teen Mental Health First Aid pilot grant from the National Council on Behavioral Health. Our community was chosen out of 170 applications, we are the only pilot program in Minnesota and one of only 75 schools across the nation to […]

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5 Ways to Help Middle Schoolers Say No to Drugs and Alcohol

While the majority of teenagers won’t start experimenting with drugs and alcohol until at least high school, some do begin exploration in middle school.  According to University of Michigan’s 2018 Monitoring the Future Study, about 13% of 8th-graders use illicit drugs, with alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants being the substances most used. Over the past decade or […]

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