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Schizophrenia, one family’s story Part II – Voices in his head

Schizophrenia, one family's story- Part II out of V10-13-2006 Herb Perry stands on the deck of the Sheafe Warehouse at Prescott Park. He has decided to talk publicly about his schizophrenia in the hope of helping others.Photo by Rich BeauchesneVoices in his headBy Herb Perryhperry@seacoastonline.com About This SeriesOne day in early September 1992, I was [...]

Family Fundamentals: Happy holidays? Cope with stress, tension

Holiday StressI’m dreading the holidays. Something always happens and I usually become very upset. Is there anything I can do to de-stress and actually enjoy myself this year?First, you’re not alone. The holiday "blues" often stem from the demands of the season — shopping (on a deadline, no less), parties, family obligations, housecleaning, decorating, houseguests [...]

Back to School: Depression and Children

Back to School: Depression and ChildrenAll children “feel blue,” from time to time, have a bad day, or are sad. However, when these feelings persist and begin to interfere with a child’s ability to function in daily life, clinical depression could be the cause. Depression is not a personal weakness, a character flaw, or a [...]

Respect religious diversity during this holiday season

Are "Christian haters" and "professional atheists" engaged in an all-out war on Christmas, as FOX News' anchor John Gibson claims? I don't think so — unless one is prepared to say that President Bush and the first lady are leading the effort. This year's White House greeting card extends "best wishes for a holiday season [...]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Many modern Americans couldn’t disagree more, if current statistics are correct. Depression strikes about 17 million American adults each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the holidays themselves can trigger feelings of dread, anxiety or depression in some people.

Seafood: New Research on Its Health Benefits

Seafood:   Research on Its Health Benefits Although the link between seafood consumption and improved health has been known for decades, a number of recent studies are shedding new light on the many health benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. Considered essential nutrients because the body does not make them, omega-3 fatty acids […]

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