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Bipolar Disorder: What To Look For And How To Know

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

These are the five main behaviors to look for if you suspect a friend or loved one is living with bipolar disorder. Remember that it is extremely important that you seek help right away as well.

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that researchers are still trying to understand. Formerly known as manic depression, this type of mental illness is displayed through extreme behaviors. People who live with bipolar disorder experience their high and low behaviors and feelings differently, and not all symptoms are shared or very obvious. However, these are the five main behaviors to look for if you suspect a friend or loved one is living with bipolar disorder. Remember that it is extremely important that you seek help right away as well. (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…)

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…)

Is Anxiety Taking Over Your Life?

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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If you’re feeling some or all of these symptoms of anxiety, it’s time to talk to a mental health professional.

It may seem like ignoring your anxiety is the best way to deal with it, but that is almost never the case. Anxiety can be sneaky and find other ways to manifest itself in your mind and the way you perceive the world around you. Talking to a therapist is the first step toward a clear mind that is free of irrational fears. If you’re feeling some or all of these symptoms of anxiety, it’s time to talk to a mental health professional. (more…)

How To Combat Your Anxiety

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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There are many things you can do to find relief in the face of an anxiety attack.

As someone who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, you may become easily overwhelmed by your anxiety. That’s a natural part of having anxiety. However, it’s important to understand that there are many things you can do to find relief in the face of an anxiety attack.

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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…)

Do I Have OCD? The 3 Most Common Signs to Look For

Friday, May 25th, 2018
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If you’re worried that you may show any of these signs of OCD, talk to a therapist in your area as soon as possible

If you are struggling with symptoms of OCD, you may feel isolated and misunderstood, but it is important to remember that you’re not alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, there are over two million people in the United States that are currently living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You may have been suspicious that some of your behaviors are symptoms of the disease for months or even years. If you’re worried that you may show any of these signs of OCD, talk to a therapist in your area as soon as possible to make sure the proper action is taken. (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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