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Small Steps to Live Your Best Life: The 5 Stages to Help You Reach Your Goals

It’s a new year, which we all universally associate with resolutions and a fresh start; are you going to be one of the few that stays the course to make real change?

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6 Tips to Make Your Holidays Happier and Healthier

While the holidays are one of the most joyous times of the year, they can also be one of the most stressful.

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How Casey’s Law is Opening Doors for Treatment Intervention

Once one succumbs to the disease of addiction, their loved ones often wait on the sidelines, hoping their son, daughter, spouse  or friend will seek help, but this hopeful optimism is usually foiled due to the disease's progression.

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iHOPE Program Helps Young People Experiencing Psychosis

Serious Mental Illness (SMI) typically starts when individuals are young adults. The problem is, SMI is not usually diagnosed until its advanced.

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Peer Support Specialists Use Their Recovery to Help Others

In some cases, it can take several attempts for individuals to break free from addiction, but getting help is necessary for effective long-term recovery.

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Opioids: Understanding The Risks And What You Can Do

Opioids are recognized as a legitimate medical therapy for patients with severe chronic pain that does not respond to other therapies.

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Stress Management: Keys to Manage, Prevent and Relieve Stress

One of the most common mental health issues in America today is stress. We all feel it from time to time. Whether it’s caused by deadlines and demands at work or a busy home life, stress can have profound effects on how we interact with our colleagues, co-workers and loved ones.

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Juuling is a Growing Threat to Teen Health

Don’t know what “juuling” is? There’s a good chance the teenagers in your life do! Almost 20 percent of middle and high school students have seen other students juuling in school – sometimes in the restroom – sometimes right in the classroom.

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5 Methods to Address Opioid Use Now

There’s not a single person in the Commonwealth who has not been touched, in some way, by the spreading opioid epidemic. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, co-workers, friends, neighbors and the list goes on.

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Recognizing and Getting Help for Depression in Men

Everyone feels sad from time to time. It’s a natural reaction to situations that are emotionally trying or upsetting. But sadness, like all other emotions, is temporary. Even when we are sad, we are able to laugh, work and find joy. Sadness goes away over time.

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Addiction Treatment for Women

Let Go of Fear. Make a Change. Enter Recovery.

If you, or someone you love, suffers from addiction, reaching out for help is not always easy. But when you’re ready to reach out, New Vista Recovery Services for Women is here.

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Recognizing a Mental Health Crisis

All too often, when bad things occur, we spend hours or days looking back on the situation and wondering what we could have done, what we should have done, to have prevented the situation. Often, we ascribe to ourselves more power than we actually have. Sometimes bad things happen.

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