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Owl Practice: Back from the Summer!

Owl Practice: Back from the Summer!

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Even though your school days might be far behind you, does September still have a new year feeling for you? When August rolls around, there used to be that feeling of the first day of school rapidly approaching, like a train rocketing down a tunnel. Some kids dreaded it, some loved it, but everyone got that same feeling in their ...

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The Value of Effective Note Taking

The Value of Effective Note Taking

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What method do you use to take notes in sessions? As a mental health professional, keeping accurate and comprehensive notes is a vital part of the job. You need to make sure you’re tracking the progress of your patients throughout their sessions and how you take those notes needs attention. You need notes that you’ll be able to read and ...

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The Importance of CMHA Mental Health Week

The Importance of CMHA Mental Health Week

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How can we create a society where mental illness is taken just as seriously as a physical illness? One of the best ways to accomplish this is to help end the discrimination, stigma, and shame surrounding mental illness by raising awareness. In fact, awareness is one of the most important tools we have in the fight against mental illness. Back ...

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The Connection Between Sleep & Mental Health

The Connection Between Sleep & Mental Health

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Do you ever stare at the ceiling for hours trying to fall asleep? Do you sometimes lay in bed struggling to fall asleep as your mind races? Or maybe you have trouble staying asleep and constantly wake up multiple times in the middle of the night? If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, chances are that you’ve had some form ...

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Beating the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Beating the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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Do you ever feel down during the deep, dark days of winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a well-known depressive disorder that affects millions of people every winter. Originally described and named by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal in 1984, the media has massively popularized the concept over the last 20 years, turning it into a cultural meme. Today, it ...

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