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Archive for June, 2018

Depression On Melatonin: Can the Supplement Make Your Depression Worse?

Friday, June 29th, 2018
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If you’re considering taking melatonin to combat sleep troubles, here’s what you should know about how it could impact your mental health.

There are many reasons why someone may suffer from insomnia or other sleep-related issues. Depression, anxiety, a combination of both, and other mental health problems are often why many people find that they can’t sleep at night. When looking for natural remedies, you may easily come upon melatonin as a solution. But are melatonin supplements a fool-proof cure for sleep troubles? Melatonin is best known for being an effective sleep aid for those who are suffering from sleep issues. Now that melatonin comes in many forms, including pills and gummies, it’s easy to buy over-the-counter, and can be used by nearly anyone, including kids. But there are some negative side effects that melatonin may have on certain individuals. If you’re considering taking melatonin to combat sleep troubles, here’s what you should know about how it could impact your mental health.

 

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Learning How to Talk About Suicide: Tips from Mental Health Professionals

Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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Talking about suicide isn’t easy, but these tips will help you approach the subject in an informed and sensitive manner.

Suicide has been a frequent topic in the news lately, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to talk about the subject. There are a lot of emotions surrounding the word “suicide” that make it hard to discuss, but the fact of the matter is that we need to be clear and honest with each other with suicide and mental health in general. Talking about suicide isn’t easy, but these tips will help you approach the subject in an informed and sensitive manner. (more…)

4 Mental Health Tips for People Who Work from Home

Friday, June 15th, 2018
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If you’re someone who lives with mental illness and works from home, these mental health tips will elevate your workflow.

As someone who lives with a mental illness, you may find working from home more difficult than others do. What’s important to understand is that you are not alone. Most people who work from home struggle with limiting distractions, staying on-task, and feeling productive. Working from home can lead you toward feeling lonely at times or even stressed, even when in the comfort of your own home. If you’re someone who lives with mental illness and works from home, these mental health tips will elevate your workflow. (more…)

5 Surprisingly Helpful Ways You Can Find Peace This Summer

Friday, June 8th, 2018
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This summer, keep these mental health tips in mind so that you can fully enjoy all that summer has to offer.

With summer quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to focus on some self-love and remind yourself to relax. There are many ways you can allow your mind to calm down and focus on what’s important. This summer, keep these mental health tips in mind so that you can fully enjoy all that summer has to offer. (more…)

5 Ways to Cope with Your Social Anxiety

Friday, June 1st, 2018
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If you fear that you’re suffering from crippling social anxiety, there’s help out there for you.

Social anxiety and introversion are different in many ways. Many people think that if they show signs of an introverted personality, they automatically suffer from social anxiety. Introversion refers to an internalized way of thinking while social anxiety is a mild to severe mental illness that inhibits a normal lifestyle. If you fear that you’re suffering from crippling social anxiety, there’s help out there for you. (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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