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Why Mental Health Screenings Should Be a Regular Part of Cancer Care

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By Catherine Reynolds, MHA Communications Associate

When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We work to address these conditions before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a…

Why Mental Health Screenings Should Be a Regular Part of Cancer Care

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By Catherine Reynolds, MHA Communications Associate

When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We work to address these conditions before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a…

Overcoming Depression after Laryngectomy: The Personal Experience of a Physician

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By Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine

I had been practicing pediatrics and infectious diseases for over 40 years when I was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2008. Unfortunately, my larynx had to be removed to eradicate the cancer. Becoming a laryngectomee (someone without vocal cords) was…

Overcoming Depression after Laryngectomy: The Personal Experience of a Physician

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By Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine

I had been practicing pediatrics and infectious diseases for over 40 years when I was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2008. Unfortunately, my larynx had to be removed to eradicate the cancer. Becoming a laryngectomee (someone without vocal cords) was…

Discover the Benefits of Mindfulness in 2019 through the One Percent Challenge

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By eM Life Instructor Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

Small Steps to Big Change, All It Takes is One Percent

14 minutes a day of mindfulness practice (just one percent of your day) lays a strong foundation for experiencing the benefits of practicing mindfulness in your own life. Not only that, but by participating in…

Discover the Benefits of Mindfulness in 2019 through the One Percent Challenge

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By eM Life Instructor Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT

Small Steps to Big Change, All It Takes is One Percent

14 minutes a day of mindfulness practice (just one percent of your day) lays a strong foundation for experiencing the benefits of practicing mindfulness in your own life. Not only that, but by participating in…

Positive Relationships in the Workplace

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By Michele Hellebuyck, MHA Policy and Programs Manager

Throughout a typical work week, employees will interact more with their colleagues than loved ones. Positive interactions between employees not only makes for a better work environment but can foster higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity. Negative or toxic relationships in the workplace can…

The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting

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By LoveKnitting

For many, activities like meditation or yoga have become life-changing habits that help to bring calm both to mind and body in times of stress, anxiety or pain. But did you know that knitting can also help you cope with mental health…

The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting

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By LoveKnitting

For many, activities like meditation or yoga have become life-changing habits that help to bring calm both to mind and body in times of stress, anxiety or pain. But did you know that knitting can also help you cope with mental health…

My Name is Samorn. And I have depression.

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By Samorn Selim

After I had my baby, I fell into deep depression again.

My depression was so bad that I didn’t want to get out of bed. Small things like brushing my teeth or taking a shower seemed so overwhelming. I feared that if I took my baby outside of the house, something tragic would happen. I had a deep sense of anxiety, fear, and…