Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

Help Wanted

By Aerin Fink It started with the lice. After two months of camping, I had tiny bugs crawling all over my scalp. I knew all it would take to get rid of them was a shower cap, conditioner and a comb; but once it was all over, I feared what my friends would think after…

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Alleviating Anxiety

Expert offers tools for handling fear, worry, panic and obsessive thinking. By Ronelle Grier, Contributing Writer Anxiety is invisible, yet it can ravage the lives of those who suffer from it. Anxiety can make a seemingly simple task, such as phoning a doctor’s office to request a prescription refill, seem daunting. Raising a hand in class…

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Coping With Loneliness During the Holidays

Lori Kanat Edelson A 2017 AARP Foundation study revealed that while the holidays are a time of joy and excitement for many, with adults reporting feeling happy, loved, joyful and excited, three out of 10 of the same respondents said they have felt lonely during past holiday seasons, and four out of 10 respondents said…

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School professionals are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help students cope with mental health challenges.

Mental Health Help Coming To 100 Michigan Schools

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers TRAILS program will help students with depression, anxiety and other challenges. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer It happens all too often; school professionals return from a workshop completely energized and ready to implement their newly acquired skills only to realize that they need ongoing guidance to most effectively…

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Dealing With Anxiety

Anxiety impacts most of us in one way or another. If you or someone you love has ever suffered from its effects, you won’t want to miss this discussion. Dr. Carolyn Daitch will be at Friendship House (6892 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield) from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, to share accessible and practical tips.…

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The Mental Health & Nutrition Connection

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in six adults in the United States (44.7 million adults in the year of 2016) struggled with mental illness. However, considering that stigma gets in the way of reporting such challenges, these numbers are likely underestimated reflections of reality. In an effort to de-stigmatize mental health…

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Tennis For A Cause

Event to aid George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative. Five years ago, the Orley family of Bloomfield Hills — Diane and Randy, Amanda and Sam — lost their son and brother to suicide. A University of Michigan student and a true people person, George struggled with bipolar disorder. To honor George, his family decided to help…

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Mother and son doing the dishes together. They are talking and laughing as the boy washes and the mother dries dishes.

Practices For A Good Life

Each day we take on new challenges, so finding ways to structure our efforts can make our lives easier. Setting goals and following them through increases the likelihood that tasks will be done satisfactorily. We can better account for our life responsibilities by formulating specific practices and processes. Listening skills are essential when formulating good…

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Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You Be

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Best-selling author coming to Detroit Oct. 3 to talk to kids and parents. Federation CEO Scott Kaufman gets a lot of calls from members of the community about reference letters for college applications. “I’m happy to do it when I know the student,” he said, “but sometimes the tone of these…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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