Category: anxiety

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How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19).   Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and

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Anxiety

Suffering in Silence with Anxiety

February 6th, 2020

Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,

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Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

October 24th, 2019

New York Times on September 12, 2019, “On July 1, a law in Oregon went into effect giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. In 2018, Utah changed the definition of a student’s “valid excuse” to miss a day to include an illness “which may be mental or physical.” “ Following the example of Oregon and Utah, under a bill filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2020 session, public school students would be allowed to cite the need for a mental health day as an excuse to miss school.

Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

October 22nd, 2019

"Sadfishing"

October 17th, 2019

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

August 20th, 2019

Physical Fun Can Benefit Your Overweight Child’s Mindframe

August 13th, 2019

Laughter is the Best Medicine

July 30th, 2019

Need a Vacation Day? Meditate

June 18th, 2019

Is Stress at Work Causing Women's Weight Gain?

January 29th, 2019