Mental Health Blog Posts

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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

February 14, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

A phobia is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Phobias can cause a lot of anxiety, panic, and even fainting. Read More »

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Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

October 23, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

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Bullying Hurts the Bully Too

October 04, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

“Be More Than a Bystander”: Enter a video contest telling how you stand up to bullying During October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, SBB wonders: Do you have sympathy for kids who bully other kids? Read More »

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TV Shows and Movies That Got It Right

September 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Sometimes, the best entertainment takes you to an alternate world and helps you forget about your stresses for a while. Other TV shows and movies succeed because they are so true to life that you feel like the characters could be living next door. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

September 11, 2012  /  Eric Wargo, Office of Science Policy and Communications at NIDA

I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan. When I was a teenager, my hero was Mister Spock—cool, analytical, even-tempered, and smarter than everyone around him. Being raised in his ancient society of the planet Vulcan made him a force to be reckoned with. Read More »