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Depression and Anxiety: Connection With Weight Gain and Ways to Overcome it

Depression and weight gain can be tough to deal with; with social stigma, lack of awareness, and a general feeling of embarrassment attached to both conditions. However, medications, as well as healthy lifestyle choices, can work wonders to help you overcome both at the same time.

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Avoidant Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Avoidant Personality Disorder is one of the conditions within a group of conditions called personality disorders. As with other personality disorders, treatment for avoidance behavior or avoidant personality disorder is a long, time-consuming process. Read more about it's symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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Creativity is Recovery: Art Therapy for Treating Depression & Mental Health

Art is a language of self-expression. Showing emotion through art is the same as showing emotion through literature and writing. Art therapy for depression can be really useful in allowing patients to reflect on their inner selves and devising ways to cope with their fears on their own through creativity and imagination.

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Anxiety
Anxiety

How Perfectionism Can Impact Panic Disorder and Anxiety and Ways to Overcome It

Perfectionism shares a connection with several mental health disorders and can be a source of constant distress in daily life. Luckily, overcoming perfectionism and learning how to deal with perfectionism is achievable through minor lifestyle alterations. However, in severe cases, seeking professional help for perfectionism and anxiety is quite possibly the best thing to do.

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Selective Eating Disorder - Causes, Effects and Treatment

Selective Eating Disorder is far beyond the realm of being a fussy eater. Recovery from a selective eating disorder is not easy. Read this blog to know more about the causes and effects of the eating disorder and ways to treat it well.

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Mental Health
Mental Health

Lack of Emotional Intimacy in a Relationship and Mental Health - Signs, Causes, and Coping Strategies

Emotional intimacy is the foundation of every healthy relationship, without which, the spirit of a relationship can be dimmed. This is why it is crucial for couples to understand exactly what emotional intimacy is and why it is so important in relationships.

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Interview
Interview

Interview: Featuring Amy Sullivan, Licensed Professional Counselor

Eating disorders are real, complicated medical and psychiatric challenges that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. Read on to hear Amy Sullivan, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate perspectives on the subject.

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How to Stop a Panic Attack Before Things Get Really Bad

Panic attacks are all about anxiety. They happen when we are apprehensive about the stress it will cause and the feelings associated with it. But it is essential to understand that no amount of anxiety caused by panic attacks is harmful or physically dangerous. Read the blog today to know all about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of panic attacks.

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Anxiety
Anxiety

Separation Anxiety in Adults: Tips for Coping With Worrying

Living with separation anxiety disorder can be tough for both, the sufferer and their loved ones. Separation anxiety in adults can not only negatively impact individual life, it can impact social life, physical health, and mental health as well. Luckily, it is easily treatable by incorporating stress-reducing activities into a daily routine.

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Exploring The Connection Between Pornography and Depression

Pornography and Depression are closely related. A compulsive porn viewer experiences depression when they miss the dopamine hit, driving them repeatedly to restore the excitement. Read more about how being porn addicted can bring depression into your life.

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Obsession vs. Compulsion: What is the Difference and How to Manage it?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be tough to deal with but it is not impossible. Keeping in mind that it doesn’t define you, restructuring your obsession vs. compulsion pattern through therapy and other remedies can ease symptoms and make your life comfortable to live with OCD.

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Mental Illness
Mental Illness

Low-Grade Depression: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Low-grade depression or Dysthymia occurs when you experience long-lasting feelings of unhappiness and depression. It is majorly ignored but it can turn out to be chronic and can badly affect our mental health. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Interview
Interview

Interview: Julia Broglie, founder and CEO of Broglie Box

Julia Broglie, Founder, and CEO of BrogileBox is on a mission to educate those facing mental health issues. has made mental self-care the cornerstone of her business. BroglieBox ships mental wellness care packages straight to your door, or a loved one’s. Read her views on mental health and self-care.

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Self-Care Reminder: Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself, You’re Exactly Where You Need to Be

Self-care is for everyone: a self-care reminder is a must for women, children, and men. Whether it’s a self-care journal that you’re keeping, or simply indulging in relaxing activities that are included in a self-care kit; no matter how big or small the initiative on your part, it matters.

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Interview
Interview

Interview: Kenyora Parham, Executive Director of End Rape on Campus

Kenyora Lenai from End Rape on Campus has taken the lead and been a vocal advocate to ensure that education legislation supports survivors from underrepresented communities. Read her views on sexual assault and uplifting the survivors' community.

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Automatic Negative Thoughts - Things You Need To Know For Breaking the Habit

The automatic negative thought is more common than most people think and usually reveals itself by presenting itself as truth. Learn ways to break the habit and end your struggle with negative thoughts.

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Mental Health
Mental Health

What is Emotional Abuse? Signs, Effects, and Recovery

Emotional abuse is one of the signs of an unhealthy relationship. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as intimidation, manipulation, and refusal to ever be pleased. Learn more about the signs, effects, and ways to heal from emotional abuse.

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Mental Health
Mental Health

Understanding Barriers to Minority Mental Healthcare

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness month. Let's understand the barriers to mental health care that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States and provide them access to resources and support them.

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Self-Care
Self-Care

Mental Health Self-Care Tips For Everyday Life

Mental health self-care is vital. Take care of your mental wellbeing with these easy psychological self-care tips - Mindfulness, Exercise, and Rejunvate to fight depression and anxiety.

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Men’s Mental Health - How Does Self-Awareness Help?

Nearly 1 in 10 men experience depression and anxiety and many of these men go undiagnosed. Learning how to be self-aware in these instances can help drastically especially when it comes to men who are suffering from mental health.

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Things You Should Know Before Starting Therapy

It can be daunting beginning therapy and finding a therapist, especially during the pandemic with virtual sessions which may feel limiting. Learning about important characteristics to look for in a therapist as well as if teletherapy is right for you can help jumpstart your journey!

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5 Basic Boundaries and How to Maintain Them

The purpose of boundaries is to keep you and those around you emotionally and physically safe. This week we are featuring Maegon Miller as Mooditude’s Guest Blog Contributor! Maegon is a licensed therapist and self-care coach for female empaths.

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Interview
Interview

Mooditude Interview: Featuring Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei, Director at the Human Rights Campaign

Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei is a pioneer in creating safer environments in schools for LGBTQ youth.

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Interview
Interview

Mooditude Interview: Featuring Maxwell Zorick, the Director of Social Impact at MTV Entertainment Group

Maxwell Zorick, the Director of Social Impact at MTV Entertainment Group joins us for MTV’s first Mental Health Action day to discuss how MTV is pioneering mental health portrayal in media and how they plan to change the entertainment industry.

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Interview
Interview

Mooditude Interview: FeaturingTheresa Nguyen from Mental Health America

Theresa Nguyen from Mental Health America shares her insights on early intervention in mental health care and how Mental Health America supports mental health in the workplace.

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness: Understanding & Overcoming Postpartum Depression

Maternal mental health awareness month is observed every year in May to spread awareness about the importance of identifying and overcoming postpartum depression early on, and guiding the general public on how to help someone with postpartum depression.

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OCD in Everyday Life: How To Recognize and Combat It

OCD is an overused term in today’s society, often used to describe a person’s need to keep things clean and organized. It is important to understand that OCD is much more than this and can often cause detrimental impacts on a person’s life.

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7 Signs You Need A Mental Health Day From Work Right Now

Everyone needs a few days off work once in a while. When your body begins to show signs you need a mental health day from work, your best option is to listen to it and spend a self-care day by taking a day off due to stress.

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Guest Blog Contributor
Guest Blog Contributor

Relational Trauma & Shame: Attachment Wounds In Adulthood

Understand Relational Trauma and Shame as Dr. Nadine Macaluso, our featured Guest Blogger, does a deep dive into what it is, how it can develop, how it affects your relationship with your loved ones, and how you can heal it to undergo personal growth!

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Strategies and Resources to Improve Mental Health Care for LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ Youth face extreme discrimination, bullying, and prejudice throughout their young adult lives. These experiences cause a huge effect on their mental health, which is why it's necessary they have mental health care to improve their overall wellbeing.

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Interview
Interview

Mooditude Interview: Featuring the Co-founders of Unapologetically Surviving

Check out Mooditude's very first interview with the co-founders of the amazing mental health community, Unapologetically Surviving. They're a community of trauma survivors, supporters, and allies focus on promoting survivor empowerment, resiliency, and healing.

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Nutritional Psychiatry: What is the Relationship Between Food and Mood?

The relationship between food and mood is a topic rarely talked about. Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging method of treatment that uses dietary interventions as a way to deal with mental health disorders like depression and anxiety along with mood disorders.

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Mood Disorder
Mood Disorder

Reverse SAD: 7 Tips to Manage Springtime Depression

Reverse SAD can bring about springtime depression among some people, which requires just as much care and attention as any other mental illness.

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Self-Help
Self-Help

Coping With Infertility: 5 Tips to Overcoming Infertility-Induced Anxiety and Depression

Infertility affects an estimated 10%-15% of couples of reproductive age. In most cases, it can also cause anxiety, depression, and other mental health illnesses. To combat infertility depression, it is necessary to learn successful coping strategies and accept the new, emotional journey you are undergoing.

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Self-Harm Awareness Month
Self-Harm Awareness Month

Self-Harm Awareness Month: Understanding Non-suicidal Self-injury In Adolescents

Self-harm awareness month is observed annually in the month of March, when mental health awareness organizations focus on raising awareness about the issue of self-harm and why people do it, to break down the stigma around the topic of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment

The effects of substance abuse can severely harm an individual’s mental and physical health. However, there are numerous treatment methods available that can aid in recovery. Health experts highly recommend using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for substance abuse to improve mental health and decrease chances of relapse.

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Toxic Positivity
Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity: How Unrealistic Optimism Can Harm Mental Health

Toxic positivity has become an online trend that promotes a ‘good vibes only,’ approach in life. However, it is a counterintuitive concept that encourages unrealistic optimism and has the potential to harm a person’s mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

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Social Isolation and Mental Health
Social Isolation and Mental Health

Social Isolation and Mental Health: Coping Strategies During Covid

The connection between social isolation and mental health has garnered concern from health experts all-around-the-world. To make it through these difficult times happy and healthy, everyone must know how to cope with loneliness on their own.

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Self-Love
Self-Love

7 Ways to Celebrate Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

An unhealthy self-relationship and self-love can affect a person’s individual as well as social life. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone is busy trying to rekindle the spark in their relationships. But are you doing the same for your relationship with yourself?

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Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Depression: What’s the Connection?

As opposed to popular belief, the effects of domestic violence go beyond its impact on physical health. Victims are regularly diagnosed with severe behavioral and psychological issues as well. In fact, domestic violence and depression are very closely linked together.

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Trauma
Trauma

Traumatic Childhood Experiences & the Lasting Effects On Adult Mental Health

Traumatic childhood experiences can impact one’s physical and psychological development into adulthood. They can be the cause of the cognitive, behavioral, and mental responses of adults living with these unresolved childhood traumas. ‍

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Mental Fatigue
Mental Fatigue

7 Warning Signs of Mental Fatigue or Exhaustion and How to Overcome It

Mental fatigue or Mental exhaustion can happen to anyone. It drains you emotionally, rendering you unable to perform even simple tasks without feeling overwhelmed. But, it can be easily prevented and treated. Read our tips on how to overcome your mental exhaustion!

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Steps For Making Resolutions You Can Keep

Take the opportunity this year to reflect on the good and bad of the past year, and make resolutions that YOU can follow through with.

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Holiday Blues: 8 Tips To Boost Your Mood

This year may look vastly different than holidays in the past which can offset some serious holiday blues. While it is important to acknowledge those feelings, it’s equally as important to engage in activities that are bound to boost your mood. Read for 8 activities that will help you sleigh this time of the year.

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Self-Care
Self-Care

Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

This year's holiday season looks like no other and that might be stressing you out. But there are useful coping strategies to implement to help you deal with the difficult feelings you are having while still enjoying the holiday season.

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What To Do Instead Of Aimlessly Scrolling On Your Phone

Don't just keep scrolling on your phone! Being intentional about pushing your phone aside can make all the difference in your mental game. Here are a few ideas on how to purposely spend your time instead of aimlessly keep scrolling.

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Self-Help
Self-Help

Simple Ways To Be Grateful In Your Everyday Life

Living a life full of mindfulness is at your fingertips. From waking up with purpose to incorporating breathwork into a daily routine, these simple tips will act as a guide to kickstart your gratitude journey.

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Corporate Wellness
Corporate Wellness

Give the Gift of Happiness to Your Employees

Everyone is extra stressed this year, but those who are working from home or on the frontlines of the pandemic are extra stressed, balancing work, health and family obligations. Learn about an easy mental health solution for employees.

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Sleep
Sleep

5 Tips To Get The Best Night Sleep, Every Night

Did you know your sleep is closely connected to your mental and emotional health? This is why it is so important to give the body the necessary rest it deserves! Learn useful tips on how to wake up feeling rested and radiant every day!

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Telemedicine
Telemedicine

Telemedicine is Breaking Down Barriers to Get Mental Health Help

Advances in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have helped telemedicine to because a realistic option for many. Find out what it is and if it's right for you!

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Politics
Politics

Do You Have Political Anxiety or Fatigue?

The 24/7 news cycle and constant exposure to political back and forth is draining. This election year it is even more difficult to escape, and many feel political anxiety, stress, and fatigue. Learn how to strike a balance between being informed and being overwhelmed!

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Bullying
Bullying

The Impact of Bullying on Mental Health

October dedicates a day to national bullying prevention. It's not as common to recognize the perpetrator, but both bully and the bullied have lasting effects of bullying. Bullying is no longer just in school, but is online and follows children home. Learn the signs and what to do to to help prevent and stop bullying.

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Mental Illness
Mental Illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week: A Breakdown of 10 Common Mental Health Disorders

This year for Mental Illness Awareness Week, we're sharing a breakdown of 10 common mental health disorders including anxiety and mood disorders.

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Anxiety
Anxiety

Here Comes the Autumn Anxiety: What is Autumn Anxiety and How to Feel Better

In the early 2000s, a new term was coined by Welsch therapist, "Autumn Anxiety." In the changing seasons, feelings of anxiety or anticipation can creep in. Do you feel that way? Learn how to treat this popular type of anxiety.

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Quotes
Quotes

20+ Mental Health Quotes for Inspiration and Hope

Mooditude has compiled 20 inspirational and hopeful quotes from those familiar with mental health issues. Read these quotes and find one that resonates. You’re not alone!

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Addiction Support
Addiction Support

How to Support Your Family Member or Friend in Recovery

Addiction doesn't discriminate. Chances are you or a loved one will face struggles related to addiction, and someone struggling with addiction before or during recovery will require support. Learn the myths related to addiction and how to support someone before, during, and after addiction recovery!

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Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Month: What You Can Do

On National Suicide Prevention Month and every day, we all have a responsibility to help end the stigma and help to prevent death by suicide. Learn the ways to recognize suicidal ideation and behavior, what to do and how to be a part of the solution in our blog.

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Mental Health App
Mental Health App

Online Mental Health Support with Mooditude: Elevate Your Mood and Improve Mental Health

Mental health stigma has gone down over the years but is still one of many barriers to getting mental health support or services you need. The Mooditude app provides digital support and tools that will improve mental health and elevate your mood!

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Reading
Reading

Reading Books Improves Mood and Mental Health: How to Find a Book for You

Reading improves your mood and overall mental health! We are teaching you how and sharing some tips for finding the perfect book for you.

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Clutter Free
Clutter Free

Clutter Affects Mental Health: Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home

Mental hygiene is an important practice when it comes to mental health. Your home or workspace needs to be clutter-free to ensure your brain works to its best ability, and other factors are also impacted by the environment you're in. Learn how to declutter in 5 steps and improve mental health!

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Meditation
Meditation

What is Guided Meditation? How To Meditate Correctly

Meditation is simple with the right tools! Learn how to correctly meditation with our helpful guide and suggestions for getting started with apps like Mooditude!

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Self-Care
Self-Care

11 Simple Ways to Practice Self Care at Home

What is self-care really? We have the answers! Between quarantine, busy schedules, and practicability, self-care is often done at home and is truly effective in boosting mood and improving mental health. Learn 11 easy ways to do self-care at home.

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Activities For Mental Health
Activities For Mental Health

5 Outdoor Activities That Can Elevate Your Mood

It doesn't have to be sunny weather to get outdoors, but it definitely helps! Our list of summer activities are proven to improve mood and benefit health as a whole!

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Journaling
Journaling

Journaling for Happiness and Self-Discovery: Why it Works and How To Get Started

Dedicating time each day to journal on paper or with an app will improve mental and physical health!

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Coping Strategy
Coping Strategy

Coping Strategies for Stress, Anxiety and Improve Mental Health

Stress is at an all-time high and continues to grow. Mooditude is here helping people with different coping strategies for stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Learn how can you take benefit of coping techniques to fight stress and anxiety!

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Mindfulness
Mindfulness

Manage Stress and Anxiety With Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a great way to manage stress and anxiety. Learn how to practice mindfulness daily to improve mental health. Download Mooditude App for Mental Health today!

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CBT
CBT

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Helps You Face Problems Head On

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the basis of the mooditude app which will help you recognize negative thoughts and actions and help you to change your thinking and behaviors to positives!

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Mood Tracking
Mood Tracking

Mood Tracking Apps to Improve Mental Health

Mood tracking apps offer a way to record and analyze your mood with an easy process like Mood Journal. Always have your mood tracker with you on your phone with the Mooditude app.

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Habits
Habits

8 Simple Mental Health Habits to Incorporate Into Your Everyday Life

Start these healthy habits today to see positive changes in your life!

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Sleep
Sleep

How To Sleep Better With Anxiety in 6 Steps

Get better sleep with anxiety using these proven techniques, and help with habits and routines!

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Self-Care
Self-Care

Working from home? Here are some mental health & self care tips

Many of us are now working from home- Zoom meetings and pet coworkers have become the new norm. Although it may at first seem like a dream come true, many are noticing it is still taking some adjustment. Here are some self-care tips to make the most out of your new routine.

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