Increased Depression Risk with Aging

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As we get older, we face an increasing number of challenges. Friends, relatives and spouses pass away; retirement may force us to find new purpose in life; we experience more medical issues—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The stress that is generated from all these major life events can further compound into something […]

Helping Teens and Parents Understand 13 Reasons Why

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Whether turning on the radio or opening a news website, it seems like everywhere I turn I am hearing about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based off the 2007 Jay Asher novel by the same name. Executive producers are defending the series as a cautionary tale about bullying while mental health […]

Guiding Your Child Through Trauma: 8 Things to Remember

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I’m sitting down to write this after spending the morning in one of the Red Cross shelters in Baton Rouge. I am always moved to see what a great community we live in and how willing people are to help each other in times of need. In many ways, being in the shelter this morning […]

Dealing with Grief and Stress from a Katrina Survivor

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In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home, leaving my wife, my two young children and myself without a place to live. The events of that day and the years it took to rebuild are still a blur to me. It pains me to know that thousands of people in a community that cared for Katrina […]

Holiday Anxiety: When is it More Than Just Seasonal Stress?

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The holiday season is almost upon us – a time for peace, love, good food and family traditions… And a healthy dose of anxiety. There are Black Friday crowds to navigate, airplanes to catch, feasts to prepare, stockings to stuff and in-laws to see. Stress during the holidays is commonly experienced, but how do you […]