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Mental Health

On this page you will find a listing of all Johnstown Heights Behavioral Health blog articles in the mental health category.

attractive middle age man, bald with glasses, playing an acoustic guitar in front of his laptop - music
Music Can Boost Your Mood What is your favorite kind of music? Maybe you are a classic rock lover. Perhaps you enjoy classical, jazz, or contemporary sounds that seem to blend the two. Maybe you have a taste for a sugary pop number or love the flow of your favorite rapper. Perhaps opera or a...
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digital illustration depicting a woman sitting on the ground stressed or sad - anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are two different conditions that often coexist and may even share symptoms, such as irritability, nervousness, or changes with sleep. Understanding that it is possible to have both conditions and that you may experience symptoms of each can be frustrating and often discouraging. Fortunately, various treatments are effective and can make the...
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beautiful dark-haired young woman looks out the window while drinking coffee - seasonal affective disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Winter can bring on feelings of sadness for several reasons: the end of baseball season, the end of Daylight Saving Time, the short days, the cold weather. All of those things are legitimate causes of sadness. As a rule, sadness and other emotions are just a normal part of the human...
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handsome young Black man in an apron, holding eggs and looking at a recipe on a laptop - beating boredom
Have you ever had one of those days when nothing sounds interesting or fun? The kind of day during which every potential activity seems like something you have done too many times before? A day in which everything you can think of to do sounds like more trouble than it is worth to do it?...
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man sitting on his bed in pajamas thinking about a lot of things - insomnia - burnout
Do you remember a time—perhaps right after you got the job—when you were truly excited about your work? A job that pushes you creatively, brings a sense of meaning or identity into your life, and helps you pay the bills can be a source of great satisfaction. And that sense of satisfaction will probably motivate...
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illustration of woman reading a book - she's holding the book where it covers her face, but you can see her hair - mental health memoirs
Sometimes it is hard to tell our own story. In fact, sometimes it is difficult to even fully understand our own story for ourselves. This may especially be true for those struggling with a mental health disorder. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, a trauma-based disorder, or another kind of mental health challenge, you...
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three people sitting in room and having a discussion - group therapy - cognitive behavioral therappy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Nearly all of us have an image in our minds of what a therapy session looks like. After all, therapy is played for laughs or used to create drama throughout our popular culture. We picture the therapist with their notepad sitting a short distance away from a person who is either seated...
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cropped shot of someone doing a ropes course outdoors - recreational therapy
Recreation & Recreational Activities When we think about recreation, each of us probably has a different image that pops into our mind. If you are outdoorsy, you might associate recreation with playing golf, going fishing or hunting, or hiking in the mountains. If you are fond of the indoors—and the arts—you might associate recreation with...
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closeup of a hand squeezing a red stress ball with angry looking eyes on gray background - anger
It is no secret that we all get angry from time to time. We get into an argument with our spouse, partner, or child. We think the boss is treating us unfairly by withholding a promotion or piling on the work so that it spills over into the weekend. We disagree with a decision made...
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illustration of new mom sitting beside baby's crib depressed - Postpartum Depression
Becoming a Mother: Celebrations & Challenges The birth of a baby is, in most cases, a cause for celebration. Especially for the parents. And some might further suggest: especially for the mother. But not every mother feels like celebrating in the days, weeks, and even months after childbirth. Many times, a mom is experiencing the...
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