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    GENOMIND MENTAL HEALTH BLOG

    July 1, 2020

    Talking to Your Parents About Your Mental Health: A Guide for Teens

    If there’s any constant in teen-parent relationships, it’s this: Talking to your parents isn’t easy. Homework problems. Tangled friendships. Pleading your case for the car keys. Anything related to dating or sex. These aren’t light and breezy conversations.

    Letting your parents know you might need help with an emotional or mental health issue? That can be scary, for sure.

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    June 22, 2020

    5 Ways to Raise a Healthy—and Happy—LGBTQ Kid

    Maybe your son has come out as gay or transgender. Maybe your daughter has revealed she’s lesbian or bisexual. And maybe you’re not sure how to process the news or what to do next.

    One thing’s for sure: You love your child more than anything and only want the best for them—and that includes their emotional and mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    June 16, 2020

    Postpartum Depression in Men: You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence

    The arrival of a new baby is a time of joy and celebration, but also profound change. Unfortunately, not all those changes are positive.

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    June 11, 2020

    5 Ways to Cope with Suicidal Ideation: Tim’s Story

    Since he was a teenager, Tim O’Brien has wrestled with depression and thoughts of suicide, or what experts call “suicidal ideation.” He went to therapy a couple of times in high school, but it didn’t stick. He carried on, keeping his struggles to himself. And for years—from his view—he was managing just fine.

    But in 2018, the Brooklyn filmmaker, then in his late 20s, experienced a “series of personal setbacks,” as he calls it. For someone with long-term but untreated depression, the additional stress was too much.

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    May 27, 2020

    Telemedicine for Mental Health: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

    Telemedicine is having a moment. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the best place to receive care—including treatment for mental health conditions—is often in the comfort of your own home.

    But telemedicine for mental health isn’t new. And for people who may have a hard time getting to their clinician’s office under normal circumstances, the shift to virtual care is likely a welcome one.

    Continue Reading...
    May 15, 2020

    3 Steps to Cope with Chronic or Recurrent Depression

    If you’ve had a major depressive episode, you know what it’s like to lose interest in daily life for more than a couple of weeks. During that time, you may have also had changes in your eating habits, sleeping patterns, or energy levels.

    Continue Reading...
    May 12, 2020

    Caregiving for Someone with a Mental Illness: 8 Ways to Avoid Burnout

    Being empathetic is a gift. The ability to understand how others might feel makes us better spouses, parents, and friends. But for many people who provide care to others, empathy can occasionally feel like a weight.

    Continue Reading...
    April 27, 2020

    What You Should Know About SSRIs and SNRIs for Your Child

    When your child has an anxiety disorder, the decision to medicate isn’t one you take lightly. You worry about near-term side effects and long-term consequences. You wonder which medication has the best chance at helping, and you hope that relief will come sooner rather than later.

    Continue Reading...
    April 21, 2020

    Pain Tolerance Could Be in Your Genes

    There are some things in life that we generally know can cause pain: touching a hot stove, getting a paper cut, stubbing your toe. Ouch!

    But it turns out that we don’t all experience pain the same way, and our genes are partly to blame.

    Continue Reading...
    April 15, 2020

    3 Things Genetic Testing Can Tell Us About Addiction

    Which came first: the person or their addiction?

    Answer: Yes, according to the latest research.

    The what, why, and how of substance abuse is complicated. Ultimately, it may all come down to a combination of a person’s genes and environment.

    Continue Reading...
    July 1, 2020

    Talking to Your Parents About Your Mental Health: A Guide for Teens

    If there’s any constant in teen-parent relationships, it’s this: Talking to your parents isn’t easy. Homework problems. Tangled friendships. Pleading your case for the car keys. Anything related to dating or sex. These aren’t light and breezy conversations.

    Letting your parents know you might need help with an emotional or mental health issue? That can be scary, for sure.

    Continue Reading...
    June 22, 2020

    5 Ways to Raise a Healthy—and Happy—LGBTQ Kid

    Maybe your son has come out as gay or transgender. Maybe your daughter has revealed she’s lesbian or bisexual. And maybe you’re not sure how to process the news or what to do next.

    One thing’s for sure: You love your child more than anything and only want the best for them—and that includes their emotional and mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    June 16, 2020

    Postpartum Depression in Men: You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence

    The arrival of a new baby is a time of joy and celebration, but also profound change. Unfortunately, not all those changes are positive.

    Continue Reading...
    June 11, 2020

    5 Ways to Cope with Suicidal Ideation: Tim’s Story

    Since he was a teenager, Tim O’Brien has wrestled with depression and thoughts of suicide, or what experts call “suicidal ideation.” He went to therapy a couple of times in high school, but it didn’t stick. He carried on, keeping his struggles to himself. And for years—from his view—he was managing just fine.

    But in 2018, the Brooklyn filmmaker, then in his late 20s, experienced a “series of personal setbacks,” as he calls it. For someone with long-term but untreated depression, the additional stress was too much.

    Continue Reading...
    May 27, 2020

    Telemedicine for Mental Health: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

    Telemedicine is having a moment. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the best place to receive care—including treatment for mental health conditions—is often in the comfort of your own home.

    But telemedicine for mental health isn’t new. And for people who may have a hard time getting to their clinician’s office under normal circumstances, the shift to virtual care is likely a welcome one.

    Continue Reading...
    May 15, 2020

    3 Steps to Cope with Chronic or Recurrent Depression

    If you’ve had a major depressive episode, you know what it’s like to lose interest in daily life for more than a couple of weeks. During that time, you may have also had changes in your eating habits, sleeping patterns, or energy levels.

    Continue Reading...
    May 12, 2020

    Caregiving for Someone with a Mental Illness: 8 Ways to Avoid Burnout

    Being empathetic is a gift. The ability to understand how others might feel makes us better spouses, parents, and friends. But for many people who provide care to others, empathy can occasionally feel like a weight.

    Continue Reading...
    April 27, 2020

    What You Should Know About SSRIs and SNRIs for Your Child

    When your child has an anxiety disorder, the decision to medicate isn’t one you take lightly. You worry about near-term side effects and long-term consequences. You wonder which medication has the best chance at helping, and you hope that relief will come sooner rather than later.

    Continue Reading...
    April 21, 2020

    Pain Tolerance Could Be in Your Genes

    There are some things in life that we generally know can cause pain: touching a hot stove, getting a paper cut, stubbing your toe. Ouch!

    But it turns out that we don’t all experience pain the same way, and our genes are partly to blame.

    Continue Reading...
    April 15, 2020

    3 Things Genetic Testing Can Tell Us About Addiction

    Which came first: the person or their addiction?

    Answer: Yes, according to the latest research.

    The what, why, and how of substance abuse is complicated. Ultimately, it may all come down to a combination of a person’s genes and environment.

    Continue Reading...

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