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Isolation, Loneliness and Panic Attack

Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but interminable periods of loneliness or social isolation can have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress about being by yourself or feeling disconnected from the world around you. It may be felt moreover a long…

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Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs

It is often difficult for people to recognize that they have become dependent on alcohol or other drugs. They may see it as a temporary situation because they are in physical pain or because they are dealing with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, anxiety or trauma. Some signs that you may have an alcohol…

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Almost everyone who is thinking about suicide will usually give warnings or signs to people around them. The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize these warning signs, take them seriously and act on them. A person might show they are considering suicide in how they feel, talk and behave. How they feel and…

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Signs of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse happens when someone entices or forces a child or young person to take part in sexual activity, either directly or as an observer, when photos are taken and sent on mobile phones or via the Internet. Sexual abuse can include inappropriate touching, exposing children to pornography, oral sex, sexual intercourse, luring children through…

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Depression – First Aid

How do I know if someone is experiencing depression? Even, only a trained professional can diagnose someone with depression, if you notice changes in the person’s behavior, their mood, energy levels, habits or personality, you should consider depression as a possible reason for these changes. It is very important to find out about depression so…

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Signs of Mental Health Issues

What are the symptoms of a mental illness? If loved one or a friend does not seem themselves, how do you notice the difference between something serious or just a bad mood? Crying all the time, drinking too much or any other ongoing, significant change in a person’s behaviors, thoughts or feelings could be signs…

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Allergies

When the body ‘trigger’ or overreacts to an allergen that is typically harmless to most people occurs an allergy. Examples of allergies include eczema, hay fever, hives, asthma and food allergy. Estimates suggest that about one person in four is allergic to something and roughly half of all allergy sufferers are children. The symptoms of…

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Influenza (Flu)

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, lungs, and throat caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year. This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are…

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Fever and High Temperatures in Children

Fevers are quite common in young children and are usually mild, but sometimes the causes of a fever will require urgent attention, even in most cases they can be managed at home. What is a fever? A fever is a temperature of 38°C or higher and it is one of the ways the body fights…

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