Health Topics

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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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In The News

Fairmont welcomes new behavioral health provider

Cathleen LaLonde, Ph.D., to practice at Fairmont hospital.

December 7, 2018

From The Blog

How to create happiness

It may seem hard to believe, but there is a lot of truth behind the idea that happiness is a choice. It's unrealistic, of course, to snap your fingers and decide to be happy. So, just how can you do that?

June 25, 2019

What's your family's digital diet plan?

The average teenager spends approximately nine hours per day looking at a screen, while younger children often spend up to six hours a day engaging with a screen. Technology has changed the way we live, interact and communicate — all of which has significant health consequences.

Adam Anderson Ph.D. By Adam Anderson April 30, 2019

5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

Have you ever considered how much time you or your family members spend on a screen? Too much time can become a problem. Learn 5 reasons that slimming your screen time is good for your health.

April 26, 2019

Hoarding: Are we defined by our things?

Hoarding used to be referred to as collecting or saving items. Family members were sometimes called pack rats who seemingly never threw anything away. Whatever the term, people who participate in hoarding activities have gone from being virtually unheard of to almost being a household word.

Debra Klund, L.M.F.T. By Debra Klund April 15, 2019

Fostering resiliency in kids

Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

Anita Vlcek, L.P.C. By Anita Vlcek March 25, 2019

Family meals: Building relationships

Eating as a family can be more than just shared conversations — it’s building relationships. Nutrition educator Katie Johnson shares a few tips that can make it easier to plan and prep meals.

March 22, 2019

Do you have addictive personality traits?

Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is a little too excessive with their interests or activities? Sometimes, a passion can turn into a problem with shopping, drinking, gambling or something else.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson March 10, 2019

Is having a sense of belonging important?

When we feel we have support and are not alone, we often cope more effectively with difficult times in our lives. Boost your sense of belonging.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham March 8, 2019

Breaking the adverse childhood experiences cycle

The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, create toxic levels of stress that can harm brain development.

February 28, 2019

Addressing your mental health by identifying the signs of anxiety and depression

How you react to stress shapes your ability to cope with these and other similar events in the future. When you struggle to cope with stressful situations, depression and anxiety become more noticeable.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 22, 2019

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness is often simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle January 3, 2019

Gratitude challenge participants find new appreciation for life

Focusing on gratitude can help you find new appreciation for life. Learn how practicing gratitude impacted two community members' lives. What might gratitude do for you?

December 31, 2018