mental health awareness

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve been encouraging people to have a #RealConvo about mental health. To help make it easy, AFSP’s Vice President of Programs, Dr. Doreen Marshall, recorded a series of videos providing guidance on mental health awareness topics. Topics include: how to broach the subject and start a real conversation with someone,…

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stressful situations

Autumn is a time of transition; a time for big change and uncertainty. The “back to school” season can also bring on unwanted anxiety and stressful situations. Fall sometimes harbors a certain emptiness that can leave us feeling exposed and anxious for what’s next . . . The Oxford dictionary defines anxiety as “a feeling of…

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stressful vacation

What Happens to You During a Stressful Vacation? I recently traveled halfway across the country to visit extended family whom I hadn’t seen in years. I felt anxious at the prospect of getting reacquainted with several people at once. At the same time, I felt virtuous (look at me, making an effort!). But instead of…

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objectives

People with a Healthy Sense of Self have many advantages. The art of setting clear objectives is one of them. If you don’t have to spend a lot of time and energy finding your Self, you have lots of spare time, attention, and energy to fine tune the issues in your life. That pays off.…

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You hear a lot about compassion these days: feeling it, showing it, and distributing it . . . like pieces of a pie to family members, partners, and the people who get under your skin. But meeting out compassion for others without first setting some aside for yourself is a recipe for inner struggle. So…

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teach your child self-esteem

When you think of the child you love, you probably envision a bright future for them, right? We all want our children to develop healthy self-esteem.   One of the most precious gifts you can give your child is healthy self-esteem. It will empower them to feel confident, valued, and prepared for challenges as they…

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practice self-care

When you have an endless to-do list, tons of meetings, and other crucial commitments, taking the time to practice self-care is usually placed on the back burner. This is a huge reason why we often feel stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out. Need some help getting back on track? We’ve rounded up eight healthy habits to…

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