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3 Tips For Avoiding The Back-To-School Blues

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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You don’t have to be a student to experience the back-to-school blues. Here are a few useful mental health tips that will help you keep your head up high as the fall begins.

Labor Day has passed, and students all over Maryland are officially back in school. Even if you’re not a student, this time of year represents a big change. The kids are back in school, the summer is over, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is becoming colder. You don’t have to be a student to experience the back-to-school blues. Here are a few useful mental health tips that will help you keep your head up high as the fall begins. (more…)

3 Simple Ways To Stay Positive After Summer Ends

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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If you’re someone who experiences SAD, it’s important that you keep the positive in perspective. With these three tips, your mind and your body will feel ready for fall!

With the end of summer quickly coming, you might worry about the on-coming of Seasonal Affective Disorder. The end of August marks the shortening of days, and less time spent in the sunshine can lead to depression in some people. If you’re someone who experiences SAD, it’s important that you keep the positive in perspective. With these three tips, your mind and your body will feel ready for fall! (more…)

5 Relaxation Techniques That Will Help You Cope With Severe Stress

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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These relaxation techniques will help you find ways to soothe yourself when going through a stressful time.

We all go through stressful times in our lives. Some of us may seek out ways to help ourselves manage stress. When it comes to self-care, striving for calmness and relaxation is the key to maintaining proper mental health. These relaxation techniques will help you find ways to soothe yourself when going through a stressful time. (more…)

5 Self-Care Tips For Improving Mental Health

Friday, July 13th, 2018
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With these simple self-care tips, you’ll have the tools in place to properly care for your mental health.

Self-care is a huge part of maintaining proper mental health, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. There are many avenues to explore when it comes to self-care, all of which will lead to a happier and healthier state of mind. With these simple self-care tips, you’ll have the tools in place to properly care for your mental health. (more…)

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…)

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…)

The Pros and Cons of Seeing the Same Therapist as Your Friend or Family Member

Friday, May 18th, 2018
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If you’re considering referring your therapist to your friend or family member, first weigh the pros and cons.

If you’re considering seeing the same therapist as your friend or relative, you might have a few questions as to how that could work out. When it comes to other medical practices, it’s easy to refer an internist or dentist to a friend or relative who is looking for someone they can trust. Therapists, however, provide a very intimate service for their clients. If you’re considering referring the same therapist to your friend or family member, first weigh the pros and cons. (more…)

Simple Tips for Anxiety and Panic Attack Management

Friday, May 11th, 2018
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These simple tips will help you learn how to cope with your next panic attack.

If you’ve ever suffered from a panic attack, you understand how much stress and anxiety they can produce. For some, panic attacks are induced by specific triggers, like driving over a bridge or standing at a high height. For others, there’s nothing specific that brings on panic attacks — you’re suddenly consumed by fear for no apparent reason. Explaining this to others can feel nearly impossible, but talking to a mental health professional is critical. These simple tips will help you learn how to cope with your next panic attack. (more…)

When Mental Stress Gets Physical: The Signs and Symptoms

Monday, April 9th, 2018
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If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it could very well be the physical signs of mental stress.

There are many ways in which mental stress manifests itself physically. It is important to remember that your brain is your body’s power source, and when your brain is hurting, it affects the rest of your body as well. Don’t allow this strain to go untreated and cause more harm than it already has. If you don’t already have a mental health professional that you see on a regular basis, it is time to start your search. There are many people who are willing to help you, even as soon as today. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it could very well be the physical signs of mental stress. (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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