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Stressed at Work? Try These 5 Stress-Relief Techniques

Stressed at Work? Try These 5 Stress-Relief Techniques

Being stressed at work is uncomfortable and makes your job harder. Learn five tips to de-stress while you’re at work at HealthyPlace. These 5 techniques will relax you when you're stressed at work and improve your mental well-being in and out of the office.

Many factors can cause you to be stressed at work. Unfriendly coworkers, unnecessary regulations, difficult clients, and long hours all potentially release stress and anxiety chemicals, which, without intervention, can affect our entire day. But you can cut down on feeling stressed at work.

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Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse in a Loved One

Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse in a Loved One

Knowing the warning signs of relapse can help you prevent addiction relapse in someone you love. Learn some of the first warning signs of relapse at HealthyPlace. Remember, it's not your job to keep someone sober, but you can help them stay sober if you know these signs. Take a quick look now.

It’s important to know how to identify the warning signs of addiction relapse when you have a loved one who is in recovery from addiction. There are some telltale signs that a person in recovery is moving toward an addiction relapse, even before they actually use drugs or drink again. When you are able to identify those signs, you may be able to help your loved one avoid relapsing and get his or her feet firmly planted back in recovery.

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How Exercise Helps with Depression

How Exercise Helps with Depression

Exercise helps with depression naturally, but it's hard to get motivated and work out when you're depressed. Learn how exercise helps with depression at HealthyPlace and you could find yourself feeling excited about feeling better now. A pick-me-up is but movements away.

Exercise helps depression. Unfortunately, when we are dealing with depression, exercise can feel like the last thing we want to do. While we understand there are benefits of exercise such as it helps to reduce the risk for lifestyle-related diseases, counteracts the daily effects of stress, and shapes our bodies by building muscle, we often forget that it also helps alleviate depression. Needing to get motivated to exercise again, I’ve spent time thinking about how exercise helps with depression.

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Taking Schizophrenia Medication that Makes You Feel Numb

Taking Schizophrenia Medication that Makes You Feel Numb

For many, schizophrenia medicine makes you feel numb as if you're depressed. My medicine made me feel numb for about 4 years. Learn about my experience on HealthyPlace. Is it depression or your medication? Let's compare stories now.

I took an atypical antipsychotic medication that makes you feel numb when I was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1999. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type and tried a mood stabilizer that my doctor allowed the antipsychotic dosage to be decreased. Finally, I felt like myself again.

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Head Injury and Anxiety Relationship Proven

Head Injury and Anxiety Relationship Proven

Head Injuries can cause anxiety. Those of us with TBI suspected as much, but now it's been proven. Learn the latest research about head injury and anxiety at HealthyPlace. Concussions do cause anxiety, and here's why.

Head injury and anxiety (and other mental health-related consequences like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) are related, and neuroscientists are increasingly understanding and able to explain why. What they are discovering is that concussions can cause new anxiety, and they can worsen existing anxiety. This relationship between head injury and anxiety is important.

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How and When to Bring Up Your Struggle with Mental Illness

How and When to Bring Up Your Struggle with Mental Illness

Your struggle with mental illness should be disclosed in any new relationship at some point. Learn when and how to bring up mental illness in a new relationship at HealthyPlace. It can be easier than you imagine. Check out these tips now.

Your struggle with mental illness can be a very hard topic to bring up. Even after years of practice, I struggle with exactly when to talk to people about my mental illness. Here are some lessons I have learned, and some tactics that have worked for me when considering bringing up my struggle with mental illness.

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What Does Healthy Self-Esteem in Relationships Do For You?

What Does Healthy Self-Esteem in Relationships Do For You?

The health of your self-esteem in relationships can make or break it. Find out how low self-esteem could be jeopardizing your relationship at HealthyPlace. You don't need self-esteem to be loved, but healthy self-esteem in relationships frees you to make the most of them. Learn how.

Building self-esteem in relationships requires effort. People may wonder, therefore, what they will actually gain by digesting all of this information and advice on building self-esteem and changing their habits of thought and behavior. Of course, we should promote healthy self-esteem not just because it changes how you see yourself but also because it can drastically improve your life in so many ways. Let’s focus on self-esteem in relationships as an example.

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PTSD Stigma: Why People with PTSD Can’t ‘Just Get Over It’

PTSD Stigma: Why People with PTSD Can’t ‘Just Get Over It’

PTSD stigma says that people with PTSD can just get over the trauma and move on like a 'normal' person. Learn why getting over a trauma that causes PTSD isn't that easy at HealthyPlace.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stigma is alive and well. If you have PTSD, you’ve probably heard someone tell you to “just get over” your trauma. Maybe it was a well-meaning friend or family member, like my father who was frightened by my suicidal ideations. Or maybe it was a less well-meaning stranger, like the rude New Yorker who recently commented on my blog telling me to, “Grow up and take responsibility for [my] life.” Whether the statement comes from a place of love or PTSD stigma, it doesn’t make sense. Here’s why.

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Writing a Resume as a Job Seeker with a Mental Illness

Writing a Resume as a Job Seeker with a Mental Illness

Writing a resume when you have a mental illness can be tough. How do you deal with gaps in job history? Learn about how to write a resume with a mental illness.As a job seeker with a mental illness, it can seem daunting and slightly worrying when it comes to writing a resume. So many thoughts can fly through your mind such as, “Will they mind that I have a mental illness?”, “Does it affect my chances of getting the position?”, or “Will they think of me as less-abled when it comes to the task at hand?”

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How to Make a Comeback After Abuse

How to Make a Comeback After Abuse

After abuse, when you leave your abusive relationship and the dust settles, what's next? Learn how to make a comeback after abuse with these tips and tricks at HealthyPlace. Don't get stuck after abuse - read this.

After the abuse finally ends and you’ve walked away from the relationship, you may start to ponder “How do I make a comeback after abuse?” Your self-image will likely be in shambles and the person you once were won’t be a person you’ll know again (Domestic Abuse Changes Who You Are). That’s okay, and it’s okay because the person you were before was never as strong as the person you have become. Abuse changes you; it alters the very fabric of your inner being. Rather than let those changes be negative, let them build you into a tougher, wiser, smarter person with self-respect, dignity, and a hopeful outlook on life. Continue reading to learn tips and tricks on how to make a comeback after abuse.

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