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Mental Health Beneath the Surface

You’ve heard us talk about mental health, mental health awareness, and the stigma surrounding it; however, there is still so much to uncover on this subject. In light of Mental Health Awareness Month being right around the corner, we wanted to talk all about it! Firstly, let’s start by distinguishing mental health and mental illness. …

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April is Stress Awareness Month

In observance of Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to talk about stress, stress management, and mental health. Let’s face it. We all have stress; whether it be work stress, academic stress, or just general life stressors that people experience. When stress becomes chronic or coincides with another mental health condition, it can feel overbearing and …

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Managing Mental Health in a Changing Society

Managing Mental Health in Today’s Changing Society

Mental health has always been an incredibly imperative, but often overlooked, area of overall well-being due to stigma, fear of judgement, shame, etc. However, it is becoming an even more pressing topic and area of concern for many in society today, especially within the past year. So many things have changed for people; many were …

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Depression and Major Depressive Disorder

Depression and Major Depressive Disorder

You have probably heard the term “depression” before. Maybe you associate depression with sadness, or just feeling generally down or blue. While that is definitely part of it, it is certainly not the whole picture. Depression can manifest in different ways and each person may experience depression differently. For instance, for some it may come …

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Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Month

Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Month

Fragile X Syndrome is a complex disorder. In observance of Fragile X Awareness Month, we wanted to spread some information about the syndrome to create a better understanding for those unaffected and increase awareness. Fragile X Syndrome occurs when a full mutation of the gene FMR1 is present. This causes different symptoms for all those …

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Suburban Research Associates Response to Racial Injustice

Suburban Research Associates Response to Racial Injustice

In light of the recent acts of racial injustice towards George Floyd and many others, the critical conversation regarding the ongoing matter of racism and racial injustice in our society has been renewed. We understand this is an incredibly tough time and sensitive topic for many. We hear you and we are here for you. …

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The Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Self-Care

It is no surprise that life can get busy and overwhelming at times. That is why practicing self-care is incredibly important, especially when faced with challenges, but even just everyday life. In the midst of busy schedules, the need to make time for ourselves is very important in today’s society. It can be so easy …

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Tourette’s Syndrome: What is it? Signs and Symptoms

Tourette’s Syndrome: What is it? Signs and Symptoms

Tourette’s Syndrome can be a frustrating condition for those diagnosed. It starts in childhood around 5-7 years old and causes involuntary motor movements and/or verbal sounds (tics) that can significantly interfere with one’s daily life. Tourette’s looks different for everyone who has it. Some signs and symptoms of Tourette’s include, but are not limited to: …

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to shed some light on how mental health concerns affect so many of us every single day. This is nothing new; in fact, the number of people affected has only risen over the years. While these concerns were prevalent well before the Coronavirus pandemic, there is …

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