Traumatic events like the death of a close family member, mental illness in the family, or the pain of your parents’ divorce can significantly impact your mental health going forward — so can the types of relationships you formed with your parents and friends.

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Creativity is a good thing, too. Scientists are continuing to uncover encouraging evidence that engaging in creative activities — from painting to potting plants to planning parties — is beneficial to your mental health and well-being.

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Whether it’s your first or your fourth delivery, having a baby will mean significant changes for any woman. You’re making adjustments to your living arrangements to accommodate a new member of the family, your daily schedule drastically detours from your pre-pregnancy norm, and the physical differences in your postpartum body bring on an entirely new set of challenges. However, perhaps the most significant changes women experience after giving birth are mental or emotional.

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Young adults are particularly susceptible to developing mental illness. Unfortunately, they are not always aware of the possibility of experiencing a mental health challenge before they leave home. Teaching young adults about what they may face and how to address their emotional concerns can allow them to take control of their life. 

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The winter blues is slang term given to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in its milder state. While many people interchange the two, SAD is a much more serious condition than what one would call winter blues, and may even require mental health treatment and a patient care plan. Learn how Season Affective Disorder (SAD) can impact your productivity, well-being and mental health.

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Rediscovering Self-Care in NYC

Self-care is not a one-size-fits-all process. I frequently remind clients that change doesn’t happen overnight. I often hear: “I know I should be doing X, but…” Many recognize that self-care is essential and can recite most of the proven self-care strategies. However, even the most capable and diligent person can’t possibly expect to wake up suddenly and incorporate all of them. Any process worth committing to takes time to learn and integrate and requires self-patience and self-compassion.

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