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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…)

What Are The Signs Of Postpartum Depression?

Friday, August 10th, 2018
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If you’re worried you’re experiencing postpartum depression, here’s what you should be looking out for.

Postpartum depression is something that affects many women every single year. Just like no two people are like, no two women handle pregnancies are alike. Even the same woman can experience very different feelings during different pregnancies, both physical and mental. Postpartum depression is something not many women feel comfortable discussing, but it is a common part of pregnancy. If you’re worried you’re experiencing postpartum depression, here’s what you should be looking out for. (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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Am I Too Anxious? 3 Common Signs of General Anxiety Disorder

Friday, April 6th, 2018
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If you find that your worrying gets in the way of your daily life, it is time to start looking for other symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

Everyone suffers from anxiety at certain points in his or her life. Stage fright is a common reason people feel extreme anxiety. Financial strain can cause general anxiety and mental stress. But what if your anxiety seems constant and completely overwhelming? It’s normal to be anxious from time to time, but if you find that your worrying gets in the way of your daily life, it is time to start looking for some other symptoms of anxiety. (more…)

4 Ways You Can Help Raise Mental Health Awareness

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can help raise positive awareness for mental health in your community.

There are many stigmas attached to mental health in the United States. As more and more people come forward about their own mental health, it is time that you also step up to the plate. Advocating for yourself is a way that you can advocate for others. People in every community suffer from mental health issues, so it is important that the correct information about mental health is taught and that the stigma is erased. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can help raise positive awareness for mental health in your community.

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4 Easy Ways Spring Improves Your Mental Health

Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Spring can improve your mood and aid depression in many ways.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace the warmth and cheeriness of spring.

Although Maryland weather is unpredictable, now that it’s finally March, spring is just around the corner. Even without very much snow, this year’s winter has been especially frigid, with many cloudy and gray days. This type of weather takes its toll on people with all mental health concerns.  People susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder may especially find themselves sinking into a state of depression. The good news is that it won’t be too much longer until the days are longer and the weather is warmer. When it comes to your mental health, spring can improve your mood and aid depression in many ways.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace the warmth and cheeriness of spring.

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3 Ways a Dog Can Help with Depression

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
3 Ways a Dog Can Help with Depression

It is estimated that around 40 million adults in the U.S. are living with depression.

It is estimated that around 40 million adults in the U.S. are living with depression.  When you’re living with depression, simply getting out of bed in the morning can feel like a monumental task. Luckily, there are many little things that you can do to be proactive and help yourself feel better, such as eating healthy, sticking to a routine, and getting some exercise. Did you know that having a dog can really help your emotional state as well? (more…)

3 Ways to Keep Holiday Blues from Getting You Down

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
3 Ways to Keep Holiday Blues from Getting You Down

If you’ve got a case of holiday blues this season, keep it at bay with these tips!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, for some, the holiday season is a little less than joyful. If you’ve got a case of holiday blues this season, keep it at bay with these tips! (more…)

3 Ways to Get through a Depressive Episode

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
3 Ways to Get through a Depressive Episode

Through it all, it is important to remember that there is always hope.

Living with mental illness can be incredibly tough. For individuals with depression, it is especially tough when they are going through a depressive episode. This is a period of time when they feel particularly low, as if they will never be happy. A depressive episode can last just a few hours or it can last a few months. Through it all, it is important to remember that there is always hope. (more…)

2 Helpful Tips For Tackling Depression

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Tackling your depression can be easier than you think!

Having depression is something that many people suffer from. In fact, it can be extremely difficult to live life and do daily tasks without having support from family, friends, and professionals. Finding a therapist who can listen to your feelings and help you tackle the sad emotions that constantly plague you is definitely something that can help reduce depression. However, depending on the severity of your depression there are some ways that you can grab hold of the negative feelings and fight depression like the strong person that you are! (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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