Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

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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Support Groups

Mankato, MN
12/19/2018
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03/12/2019
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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

5 tips to manage stress

With the fast pace of work and home, and being constantly inundated with technology and still wanting to have time to connect with those around us, our lives can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. Manage how you live with these five tips to feel less stressed.

Eric Strom, L.C.S.W. By Eric Strom December 10, 2018

Resilience: Prepping for a busy holiday season

With the impending start to the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and chaos that accompany the time of the year. Instead of planning to de-stress from the inevitable, try to embrace the hectic holidays by prepping for a busy holiday season.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty November 8, 2018

Do children grieve?

Children often are referred to as the forgotten or invisible grievers. While we may not always see a child’s grief on the outside, it is there.

October 25, 2018

Resiliency in modern times

Life is messy. But you can develop your resiliency muscles with simple, quick practices.

Sarah Stinson By Sarah Stinson September 28, 2018

How teen marijuana use impacts brain development

Key findings in a national survey on drug use reported daily use of marijuana as early as eighth grade. This is cause for concern as the brain continues to develop until age 25.

Pravesh Sharma, M.D. By Pravesh Sharma September 26, 2018

Parenting a child, teen with ADHD

Parenting a child or teen with ADHD can be difficult. However, behavioral parent training — a technique that uses positive reinforcement — can help.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier September 24, 2018

Maintaining healthy relationships is important as we age

Positive relationships can be just as important as nutrition and physical activity to our health and well-being. And, even though relationships with others may evolve over time, maintaining a strong social network as we age can contribute to a longer, healthier life.

Bonnie Betts PsyDLP By Bonnie Betts August 22, 2018

Back to school: Tips to help students adjust

With fall just around the corner, back-to-school season is quickly approaching. This can be an exciting time as it’s one step closer to graduation, college or joining the workforce. It’s also a time for new beginnings.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf August 7, 2018

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, mindfulness practice can provide many benefits. But, what is mindfulness really?

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar July 5, 2018

Does society have a sex addiction problem?

Sex addiction affects people in multiple ways and is damaging to relationships and, possibly, physical health. While it's difficult to know how many people are affected, it likely is underreported.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson June 27, 2018

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.

June 4, 2018

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.

June 1, 2018