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Five Free Apps To Help You Feel Happier and Less Stressed

There are smart phone apps for almost everything related to your physical health: tracking runs while preparing for a race, jotting down what you eat throughout the day and even monitoring your sleep habits. But you may not know that…

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Difficulty Sleeping Through the Night? Don’t Brush It Off: It Could Be Sleep Apnea

Going to sleep at the end of the day should be like taking a deep breath of fresh air; immensely rejuvenating. I know that after a long work day, I’m ready to shut off the lights and get right to…


Is Everyone Around You Feeling Happy and You’re Not?

At this point, most people have heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a depression brought on by changes in seasons. Most of the time, SAD starts in the fall and goes through the winter, making you feel moody and low on…

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A Surprising New Connection Between Exercise and Mood

Much has been said about how working out is a great way to feel happier, but the focus is usually on endorphins. Whenever you exercise, your body boosts production of endorphins, which are a neurotransmitter linked to feeling good. That’s…

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Warning Signs of Depression You Would Never Expect

Depression is a mental health condition, right? Well, yes and no. Obviously depression has an impact on mental well-being—possibly causing sadness, low moods, lack of interest in activities, feelings of worthlessness and more. But the symptoms don’t stop there. Being…

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Would You Know a Depressed Child if You Saw One?

Every child is going to feel sad from time to time–maybe an older relative gets sick or there is a bully at school. But sometimes a simple bout of sadness can turn into something more serious. Depression affects 2.5 percent of children….

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U-M Puts Mental Health at the Forefront of Discussion

The sudden and shocking death of actor Robin Williams left many people wondering how someone who made so many people so happy could suffer from depression. But it isn’t always easy to detect mental illnesses in loved ones or get…

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Always tired? The reason may have nothing to do with sleep

Feeling exhausted at the end of a busy day is perfectly normal, but when you can’t shake that drowsy feeling all day long, there’s likely something more going on. The main culprit is often poor sleep habits, but if you’re…

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How you can limit depression during the holiday season

Do you feel joyous when holiday decorations go up and store windows fill with gifts? If you don’t, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  The holidays can be emotionally draining and financially overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon…

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