Category: Psychological Health

Do I Have a Mental Illness? And Other Mental Health FAQ

Mental illness is much more common than many people think, and despite the name, is capable of causing physical health problems too. Just like any physical illness, mental illnesses require proper diagnosis and treatment, and most people would benefit from having more information under their belts about these conditions. Learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness could save yourself or a loved one, so here’s what you need to know.

Screen Time and its Short- and Long-Term Effects

There is no doubt that easy access to vast amounts of information is a wonderful thing. The sheer convenience of being able to watch favorite movies, television shows, play games, do homework, and stay in contact with friends and family is the biggest bonus of technology. All of this ease of access does bring with it some concerns that need to be kept in mind. This is particularly true if you are a parent with children who put in what is now considered an average amount of screen time each day.

Five Tips for a Healthy Start to the School Year

Summer is a wonderful time of year. And, summer in Central Minnesota is unrivaled. As fun as summer can be, it is also a time when routines and schedules tend to go out the window as children enjoy a welcome break from school. As you prepare your children to go back to school, it can be helpful to have tips to help guide you in getting your children ready for the fall. If you want your kids to have a healthy return to school, consider following these helpful tips for a strong start to your student’s educational calendar year.