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  • Why You Should See an Acupuncturist if You're Stressed

    Mental Health

    Acupuncture is a safe, proven, and effective way to reduce stress.

  • 6 Ways (+ 2 Puzzles) to Boost Your Brain, Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer's

    Mental Health

    Train your brain with these tips and puzzles.

  • 'A National Crisis': Tackling Adolescent Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Lee Health experts weigh in on what is being called a mental health crisis for children. Here's what you should look for and what you can do.

  • Conference Advances LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellness

    Mental Health

    Healthy Lee Behavioral Health Coalition conference trains healthcare professionals to care for the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Are We Our Brother’s Keeper, Or Not?

    Mental Health

    What do owe one another as Americans, as human beings, in these difficult times?

  • It's NOT Just Normal Aging: What You Need to Know About Brain Health

    Mental Health

    Honor Brain Awareness Week by learning about dementia, Alzheimer's, and more -- and get some great tips on maintaining brain health.

  • Suicide Prevention: 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain

    Mental Health

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 34. Here's what you need to know.

  • Mental Health Conference Celebrates Our Frontline Workers

    Mental Health

    “Mental Health on the Frontlines” recognizes and celebrates our frontline workers as well as explores ways our community can ease the mental and behavioral health challenges facing frontline workers.

  • Valentine’s Day: Make It Meaningful All Year

    Mental Health

  • Pressures and Dangers of Social Media: A Personal Story

    Mental Health

    Social media can connect us, but it also presents hazards that can harm your self-image. A social media coordinator has some tips for helping you manage expectations, log off and reconnect.

  • Are You Addicted to Social Media?

    Mental Health

    Social media is a part of our lives nowadays, but is there a chance of going too far? Our resident expert explains the perils of social media addiction.

  • The (Mental) Health Benefits of Traveling

    Mental Health

    There’s ample research to support that positive travel experiences can make you healthier, can strengthen relationships, and benefit your overall wellness.

  • Should You Get Screened for Depression?

    Mental Health

    Depression drains us of our energy, optimism, and motivation to cope with life. Depression screenings are often the first step for individuals with depression in getting help.

  • How Can You Stay Resilient in These Tough Times?

    Mental Health

    We all have the potential for new growth in our lives. Staying resilient is the key, even in periods of never-ending stress.

  • Simone Biles and Pressure: Talking About Mental Health

    Mental Health

    A Lee Health psychiatrist shares his insights into mental health and pressure in the wake of gymnast Simone Biles' Olympic journey.

  • What I Learned from My Dogs During the Pandemic

    Mental Health

    Pets can help us keep perspective. The medical director of Behavioral Health shares his story.

  • Feeling the Loss of Your Father? How to Cope on Father’s Day

    Mental Health

    Are you struggling or coping with loss on Father's Day? Here are some tips from a mental health expert.

  • Taking Some Time: Naomi Osaka, Mental Health, and You

    Mental Health

    Naomi Osaka's public admission of mental health issues has helped spark conversation around the issue -- and helped to further break the stigma.

  • 6 Tips to Handle Stress If You’re Part of the ‘Sandwich Generation’

    Mental Health

    Are you caught in the middle of caring for children as well as aging parents? A Behavioral Health expert has some tips to help.

  • Invisible Wounds: Helping Veterans Regain Their Lives

    Mental Health

    Lee Heath and Home Base join forces to help veterans and military families.

  • Take Care of Yourself: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental Health

    The COVID crisis has shined a light on many things including our mental health. Here are a few things to remember as our community battles mental health together.

  • Coping with COVID-19: Alcohol Isn't the Answer

    Mental Health

    We're all coping with COVID-19 in our own ways. One Lee Health experts warns to avoid excessive use of alcohol during these tough times and provides alternatives to help you feel better.

  • Life After Loss: Lessons of Grief and Support

    Mental Health

  • CES Technology for Depression and Anxiety: Is it Right For You?

    Mental Health

    Breakthrough technology now available at Lee Health can help patients battle depression and anxiety.

  • Holiday Tips: Manage Your Stress and Feel More Joy

    Mental Health

    This holiday season will challenge our emotional well-being. Do what's best for you and your loved ones -- and don't feel bad about having to stay home.

  • How to Help Seniors Handle the Holiday Blues

    Mental Health

    Holidays are for making new memories and fondly remembering others. But some seniors feel intense feelings of loneliness and isolation this time of year. One of our experts discusses how seniors vulnerable to depression can cope during the holidays.

  • How Does a Depression Screening Work?

    Mental Health

    Depression screenings are just like other types of screenings. Once you identify certain kinds of symptoms, don't hesitate to reach out to your doctor for a mental health exam.

  • Maintaining Mental Health After a Crisis: Part 2 of Our Expert Q&A

    Mental Health

    Stress is a daily part of our lives, but ongoing, chronic stress can severely affect your quality of life. Two psychologists with Lee Physician Group offer some expert advice.

  • How Do You Maintain Mental Health During a Crisis? An Expert Q & A

    Mental Health

    The stress of a pandemic is real. So Lee Health psychologists answer some questions about how you and your family can cope with the fear of the unknown—now, and in the future.

  • Loneliness: Why It Happens & What You Can Do About It

    Mental Health

    Lee Health's leading mental health expert discusses why loneliness keeps increasing and what you or someone you love can do about it.

  • Be My Valentine? How to Keep Love Alive

    Mental Health

    What is the science of love? And how can couples make that feeling last? A Behavioral Health expert weighs in.

  • How to Help an Alcoholic

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    Learn more about steps you can take to help someone with a drinking problem

  • 5 Brain Boosters to Flex Your Mental Muscle

    Mental Health

    You can train your brain to remember just as well as you can train for body for a marathon. Steady stimulation will keep you sharp - both mentally and physically.

  • Food, families, and stress: How to Handle Holiday Anxiety

    Mental Health

    You're going to get stressed during the holidays, and that's OK. Find our some quick ways to tamp down the anxiety.

  • Living With Anxiety? Learn to Step out and Lean In

    Mental Health

    Try these two simple steps to deal with anxiety

  • Mental Health Disorders are All Around Us. So How Do We Start Talking about Them?

    Mental Health

    Anxiety, depression, panic, and other disorders affect 70 percent of Americans. But why are we so afraid of talking about mental health? And how do you even begin the conversation?

  • Why Do We Feel Bad About Feeling Bad?

    Mental Health

    Fear and shame are powerful, but compassion can light the way to better mental health. Learn more from our medical director of Behavioral Health.

  • Five Important Things to Know About Drug Addiction

    Mental Health

    The opioid scourge continues on a national level. But we can all join the fight by learning these basics about addiction and available treatment.