Issues de Jour

Eating Disorders: An Overview

by Erin Weinberger • February 17, 2020

When you become so preoccupied with food and weight issues that you find it harder and harder to focus on other aspects of your life, it may be an early sign of an eating disorder. Without treatment, eating disorders can take over a person’s life and lead to serious, potentially fatal medical complications. Eating disorders… Read More »

Everybody Knows Somebody: Eating Disorder Awareness

by Erin Weinberger • February 10, 2020

Eating disorders are some of the most challenging mental illnesses and are serous, life-threatening conditions. Affecting one in 20 people during their lifetime, eating disorders frequently occur in people with other mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse issues and as with other mental illnesses, early identification and early intervention are keys to recovery. NAMI joins NEDA this week… Read More »

In Many Minneapolis Schools, the Therapist is Just Right Down the Hall

by Erin Weinberger • January 23, 2020

When Cathy Moen’s son, Elijah, was in first grade, he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She took him to the pediatrician, who put him on medication and suggested therapy. The medication part was easy. But getting him therapy proved more difficult — not because Moen couldn’t find a therapist or didn’t have insurance,… Read More »

This Is When to See a Mental Health Professional About Your Anxiety

by See Original Link • September 27, 2019

Learn about the differences between feeling anxious and having and anxiety disorder.

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Don’t Get Crushed By Anxiety

by See Original Link • December 19, 2018

By Laura Greenstein Have you ever felt hesitant about approaching someone you met eyes with? Or felt nervous talking to someone you’re interested in? Or felt a knot in your stomach while finding the courage to ask someone on a date? Most likely, you’ve experienced at least one—or maybe all—of these feelings, because anxiety and… Read More »

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Your Relationship Bill of Rights

by See Original Link • December 19, 2018

By Rebecca Matthes, When we enter into long-term relationships—and certainly marriages—we may keep in our mind a list of the things we’d like to get from (and, one hopes, are willing to give to) a partner. Recent research suggests certain gestures are especially important for fostering satisfaction and are closely associated with couples’ long-term success. Collectively, these… Read More »

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Intimacy Begins Within

by See Original Link • December 13, 2018

By: Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. When we think about intimate relationships, most of us think first of intimacy between partners or friends. Personal intimacy is a state in which two individuals are truly able to let down their outer layers of defense and protection and allow themselves to let the other see him or her as she truly is while… Read More »

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How Easy It Is To Neglect Your Mental Health

by See Original Link • December 13, 2018

By Trevor McDonald We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like: eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to take care of your mental health? Neglecting your mental health can be easy, especially since it’s not something we are always taught or reminded to… Read More »

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Emotionally Intelligent Husbands Are Key to a Lasting Marriage

by See Original Link • December 13, 2018

By: Kyle Benson What does it mean to accept your partner’s influence? And how do you do it? In the Japanese martial art of Aikido, there’s a central principle called Yield to Win, which is a method of using your opponent’s energy and actions against them to win a fight, rather than strong-arming them into submission.… Read More »

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40 Date Night Questions

by See Original Link • December 13, 2018

Forgo the dinner and a movie and go straight to really connecting with your spouse. Love is not self-sustaining but requires constant maintenance. We can often get stuck on surface-y conversations but need to work hard at diving deep in to heart level conversations. Don’t talk about this kids soccer schedules, your crazy boss, or… Read More »