Youth Services System

What is Social Anxiety?

By Maura Fenske • January 23, 2019

Social anxiety is more than simply being nervous about meeting new people or talking in front of a group—it involves a feeling of intense dread and paralyzing fear that does not go away and can, in some instances, stop someone from socializing at all.

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Social media can be an incredible tool to help us stay connected to our loved ones and causes we care about, but it can be just as dangerous as it is useful.

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A surprising number of us find that the holidays bring us more stress, emptiness, and sadness than joy.

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Mental, emotional, and physical self-care are vital pieces of the mental health puzzle. Make sure you take the time to put those pieces into place.

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It turns out, the "winter blues" can be a legitimate condition. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) brings symptoms of depression at the same time each year.

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When we think of people who struggle with mental illness, many of us picture adults. However, a large portion of the population who struggle with mental and behavioral health aren’t even old enough to attend junior high yet.

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Have you heard the term “snowflake” being thrown around in recent months? The name is meant as a derogatory slam to those of the younger generation who are unafraid of expressing their feelings.

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This week, October 7-13, is Mental Illness Awareness week. Learn more about mental illness to help break the stigma surrounding mental health disorders.

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Hallucinations are characterized as false perceptions and can be a symptom of serious mental illnesses.

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What is a Comorbid Disorder?

By Maura Fenske • September 19, 2018

Comorbid disorders are disorders that occur at the same time or one right after another.

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