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Got a Case of the Holiday Blues?
Picture this; it’s the holiday season, a time for joy and cheer. A season we look forward to celebrating that is full of gift-giving, decorating, feasting and quality family time. However, this year is a little different. Your neighborhood is full of lights and decorations, except for your home. You are avoiding the chaos of Christmas shopping at all costs. The weather and time changes have you feeling extremely fatigued, and your phone calls from friends and family go unanswered. While the Christmas season is considered the most wonderful time of the year, it can leave some feeling more misery than merriment. Don’t worry though, this is not uncommon. More


Managing Fears About Ebola
With new
s of a confirmed death from Ebola in the United States, many Americans are concerned about the potential impact of this disease. Learn more about simple and effective ways to manage your fears and anxieties.


Managing Stress After a Tornado
The effects of tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster.
It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal responses to these abnormal events can aid you in coping effectively with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and help you along the path to recovery. More…


Fatherhood Balancing Act Takes Toll on Men’s Health

Take Time This Father’s Day to Help Dad De-Stress
(June 13, 2014)
Balancing work and family life can leave many men feeling as if they’re drowning in a sea of work, bills and the responsibilities of being a father. As Father’s Day nears, take the time to recognize the challenges dads face and help take a break from their usual daily stressors.

APA’s 2013 Stress in AmericaTM survey found that men are less likely than women to recognize that their stress has a strong or very strong impact on their physical health (25 percent vs. 34 percent of women) and their mental health (29 percent vs. 36 percent of women). More…


Does your health insurance cover mental health treatment? The answer may surprise you!

By Dr. Katherine Nordal

Four years ago, in 2010, I wrote this about insurance coverage for mental health care: “Mental health parity is real. It is happening. But depending on the kind of insurance plan you have and the kind of treatment you want, you may have to jump some hurdles to get the benefits you deserve.” At that time, the mental health parity law had only just taken affect, and since everything was so new, and there were still so many fine points to work out, not everyone was feeling the benefits of the law. - Not enough people know about mental health parity! More…

Women More Likely To Report Symptoms of Stress

NPA and APA Offer Stress Management Tips for Mother’s Day
(May, 2014)
In today’s busy world, many women work to balance considerable responsibilities at work and at home. Women make up 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition, an American Psychological Association (APA) workplace survey found that nearly one-third of employed adults report difficulty balancing work and family life. As families across the country pause to celebrate the women in their lives this Mother’s Day, the Nebraska Psychological Association (NPA) is calling attention to the unique stressors that women face and the health consequences they may experience as a result. More…

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