Managing Stress During the School Year

August 24, 2022

Do you start out each school year optimistically excited, yet you struggle to find motivation by the end because of stress? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 44% of college students report having symptoms of depression and anxiety. Developing some healthy habits is an…

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Understanding Burnout

August 10, 2022

Have you felt like you have nothing more to give? Burnout happens to everyone at some point or another.  What Is Burnout? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet…

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Understanding PTSD: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

June 8, 2022

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often linked to military officials and soldiers but broadly affects a variety of individuals. Someone experiencing a traumatic event may have difficulty adjusting to their “new normal” and coping with past stress, but it is possible to find relief with time and self-care.  Are you…

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Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

May 25, 2022

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects how someone thinks, feels, and behaves. Relatively severe cases may result in hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, and trouble thinking.  Sadly, schizophrenia makes life difficult and can leave a person feeling hopeless. Learn more about schizophrenia and potential treatments below. What is Schizophrenia and…

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5 Common Misconceptions About Suicide and Understanding the Real Facts

May 12, 2022

Content Warning: Suicide, Self-Harm, Trauma, Psychiatric Hospitalization Suicide has always caused a great deal of upheaval and is only continuing to grow as a national public health crisis.  However, suicide also comes with a few misconceptions because of its ubiquitous nature, and those who have had personal encounters with suicide…

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Can Sexual Harassment and Abuse Happen Online? What You Need to Know

April 26, 2022

We are a ways away from the old days. But, right or wrong, technology, specifically online, has been woven into every facet of our lives. Sadly, as the improvements become more prevalent, the threat of online abuse, namely sexual harassment, grows alongside it. In case of family related issues people…

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Understanding the Differences Between Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcoholism

April 12, 2022

Alcoholism and alcohol use disorder have long been connected in the addiction and medical communities. Because they are so often linked to one another, they have become almost synonyms.  In most people’s minds, problematic drinking is the same as alcoholism. We want to do our best to dispel this notion…

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Coping with Bipolar Disorder: Tips On How To Live a Better Life

March 28, 2022

Today is World Bipolar Day –– a disorder that affects nearly 2.3 million Americans or 1% of the American population. Furthermore, an estimated 17.4 million people suffer from some depressive disorder or another. If you have bipolar disorder, we want you to know something. You’re not alone.  Our team at…

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5 Rules of Recovery and How Seneca Health Services Can Help With Staying Sober

March 15, 2022

Recovery from substance use disorder and alcoholism is a life-long journey, and the pathway to freedom looks different for everyone.  Recovery and sobriety are hard work –– but they can be maintained.  Seneca Health Services is poised to help, and we can help you regain your life. Read on to…

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Understanding Self-Harm and How to Help Someone Who Self-Harms

March 2, 2022

Self-harm or self-injury occurs when someone purposely hurts themselves in a non-lethal way. According to a recent study, about 15% of college students studied had self-injured at least once –– that number increased to 17% for adolescents.  You might be tempted to say, “this problem doesn’t affect the people I…

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