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Navigating New Year Pressure: What to Do When Resolutions Feel Overwhelming

The arrival of a new year often carries the promise of a fresh start, igniting aspirations and goals. It’s a time when many embark on the journey of setting New Year’s resolutions, hoping to bring about positive changes in their lives. However, amidst this wave of optimism, a less discussed yet equally significant phenomenon emerges […]

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Understanding and Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Understanding and Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a significant mental health concern, affecting numerous individuals globally. Characterized by recurrent depressive episodes during specific seasons, typically fall and winter, SAD can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Recognizing, understanding, and seeking proper treatment for seasonal affective disorder is essential for managing its symptoms and improving overall well-being. What

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Investigating and Treating The Holiday Stress of Gift-Giving

Investigating and Treating The Holiday Stress of Gift-Giving

The holiday season, characterized by festive decorations, family gatherings, and the spirit of giving, is often anticipated with much excitement. However, beneath the surface of this festivity, many grapple with the looming shadow of “holiday stress.” This stress, if left unchecked, can significantly impact our mental well-being. The intricate dance between the joy of the

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Closer Look at How OnPOINT is Making a Difference

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Closer Look at How OnPOINT is Making a Difference

October is a big month signaling the change into a new season- and for many of us, it includes excitement for fall festivals, pumpkin carving, apple cider, Halloween costumes, and preparation for the holiday season. In all of the excitement, it can be easy to overlook that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

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Examining Back-to-School Anxiety: How Students Can Cope

Examining Back-to-School Anxiety: How Students Can Cope

The start of a new school year often brings a mix of emotions, from excitement to see friends and start new classes to anxiety about the unknown challenges ahead. For many students, the transition from summer break to the start of the new school year can cause feelings of anxiety and apprehension. We call it

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Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Path to Overcoming Addiction

Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Path to Overcoming Addiction

In the ongoing battle against addiction, one of the most effective tools at your disposal is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This comprehensive approach combines medications with behavioral therapies and counseling to provide a holistic solution for individuals struggling with substance abuse. At Bright Harbor Healthcare, we firmly believe in the power of MAT and its potential

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Mental Health Fundraising: Why It's Important & What You Can Do

Mental Health Fundraising: Why It’s Important & What You Can Do

In today’s world, mental health has become a pressing concern for many individuals. The challenges of daily life, coupled with increasing societal demands, have led to a rise in mental health issues. While awareness about mental health is growing, it is essential to address the financial aspect of mental health support. This is where mental

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Improve Your Family Relationships By Unplugging This Summer

Improve Your Family Relationships By Unplugging This Summer

In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, it’s easy to get caught up in the digital whirlwind that surrounds us. Constant notifications, social media updates, and the constant pressure to stay connected can take a toll on our personal lives, especially our family relationships. However, this summer, you have the opportunity to make a change and

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Misgendering and Deadnaming: Their Impact On Individuals

Misgendering and Deadnaming: The Harmful Impact They Have On Individuals

Pride month is a celebration of authenticity and overcoming adversity. It is important to acknowledge that although great strides toward diversity and inclusion have been made, there is still so much work to be done. Trans rights and gender-affirming healthcare are facing significant challenges throughout the country including deadnaming and misgendering. Pride is a great

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Mental Health Awareness Month At The Bright Harbor Foundation Mental Health & Wellness Fair

Mental Health Awareness Month At The Bright Harbor Foundation Mental Health & Wellness Fair

At the Bright Harbor Foundation, we believe that everyone should have access to mental health support and services. That’s why we are proud to host the annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair during Mental Health Awareness Month this May. Our goal is to bring attention to the importance of mental health and provide resources to

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