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5 ways to fight depression

If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it. It won't go away on its own.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Olivia Johnson checks her smartphone

Smartphone impacts on teenagers: Positive and negative

“Sometimes kids can’t make the clarification between what is real and what isn’t real."
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
meth drug addiction: row of bottles and pills on a chemists counter

Meth epidemic poses health dangers across lifespan

Beyond opioids and cocaine, meth is a growing concern nationwide
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Older woman talks with provider about genetics. Graphic in corner says "EXPLORING GENETICS."

Genetics helps find causes of mental illness

Geneticists can help ID family history, medicine choices and causes of symptoms
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 5 min read
A woman sits at a table in front of a plate that's empty except for a lone asparagus spear.

Think someone has an eating disorder? Here’s what to know

Psychologist and medical doctor share signs, symptoms, tips for taking action
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read
A teen school-age boy with a backpack looks downtrodden.

School refusal: Learn signs, causes and how to help your kid

Anxiety about something at school lies at the heart of child's reluctance
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Media affects teens: Ten year old boy sitting on a blue park bench outdoors, with a basketball, and texting on a mobile phone. A Sanford Health psychologist says media affects adolescent social and emotional development, especially when kids feel pressure to keep up.

When media changes adolescent moods & anxiety

Constant screen time can affect kids' social and emotional growth
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 10 min read
mom parenting child

Parenting tips: How to talk tragedies with your kids

First, listen to what they say and questions they ask
Makayla Disburg Makayla Disburg 6 min read
Anxiety: Young man sitting at table anxiously

The fight against anxiety

Control those worrying thoughts and take back your day.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Female Patient And Doctor Have Consultation In Hospital Room

Postpartum mental health: Caring for moms in-house

Clinical psychologist Lea Berentson's own adversity has fueled her work.
Mick Garry Mick Garry 11 min read