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The Long Term Effects of Stress Levels

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Stress is manageable, but not preventable.

Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term effects on your body and is ageing many different parts of you. What exactly is it doing, and how is it doing it?

 

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African Americans are particularly at risk for mental illness

 Not “Just the Blues ”

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Myths about depression: The myths and stigma that surround depression creates needless pain and confusion, and can keep people from getting proper treatment. The following statements reflect some common misconceptions about African Americans and depression: “Why are you depressed?

 

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Kids Are Better Off With Pets

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Posted Jul 12, 2017

When I was a kid, a pet changed my life. It was not our family’s lovable mutt Frisky or even Murphy, my pet duck. No, it was a four foot yellow rat snake named Fred I got for three bucks when I was 13. He lived in a cage in my bedroom. I was transfixed by his enigmatic stare, alien beauty, and ability to swallow a mouse. I was hooked. Within a year, I had a menagerie of scaly creepy-crawlies. And while other kids were rocking out to the Beatles and Stones, I was learning the Latin names of snakes and devouring books on reptile behavior and ecology. In retrospect, Fred turned out to be metaphorical gateway drug that led me to pursue a Ph.D. in animal behavior and to eventually publish papers on topics like the love songs of alligators and the personalities of baby garter snakes.

 

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When depressed gay men turn to each other for help

When depressed or suicidal

be a good wingman:

Having a friend ask if you’re OK can make the world of difference

When depressed, gay men turn to each other for help

Gay men are most likely to reach out to other gay men when they’re depressed or anxious and new resource will make it easier for men to support their friends.

LGBTI are more likely to experience depression and anxiety than the broader population. They are also at a greater risk of suicide and self-harm.

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Signs You May Suffer From Summer S.A.D.

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Summertime blues

By Anne Krueger

Isn’t so true?  It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. At least that’s what you’ve been led to believe based on songs and film—and your friends’ Facebook pages. But for some, summer isn’t quite the fun foodie fest it’s cracked up to be.  Or can it be.  Take a look.

 

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