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Health and Wellness Articles

September is back-to-school month. Parents everywhere are jumping up and down that kids can get back to a routine. About one month in, those same parents may be looking back at summer and remembering the lazy, carefree d ...

Category: Health and Wellness, school

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. On average, there are about 123 suicides per day. Consider that AFSP estimates there are 25 attempts for ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Science

In 1998, Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People. She wanted a safe place for people to share happy news. Two years later, the society made August “Happiness Happens Month.” Why is it s ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

In a strange sense of irony, Margot Kidder died during Mental Health Awareness Month. She dealt with bipolar disorder and urged people to be more empathetic toward others dealing with mental health conditions. Her legacy ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Religion, Science

June is designated PTSD Awareness Month. The American Psychiatric Association defines PTSD as “posttraumatic stress disorder. . . . [A] psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnesse ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Religion, Science

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Sadly, there’s still a stigma around mental health disorders. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression or schizophrenia, you can feel alone and isolated. Mental il ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or Saturnalia, November marks the start of a holiday season that can be extremely busy with family, friends, parties and more. You’re not only pressured to spend ex ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

According to most grocers, Thanksgiving is the biggest food holiday in the United States. Interestingly, November is also National Diabetes Month. It’s kind of ironic when you think about it. According to the CDC, ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances, Religion

Niceness and kindness are two words that are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference between them. Nice people generally act in ways that conform to society's views. A kind person acts out of a deep l ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Morality, Religion

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. On average, there are about 121 suicides each day, and half of those involve firearms. Men a ...

Category: Aid, Faith Healing, Health and Wellness, Religion