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Will Light Box or Sun Lamp Therapy Help With SAD?

Find out all you need to know about using a light box, or sun lamp, to help with your Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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Zoloft vs Lexapro vs Wellbutrin and Other Antidepressants

There are many different classes of antidepressants, so if you're confused by names like Zoloft, Lexapro and Wellbutrin and aren't sure what the difference is, we'll explain what you need to know.

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If My Grandparents Have Alzheimer’s, Will I?

Learn the truth about the role genetics play in the development of Alzheimer's disease and what it means for you if a direct family member suffers from it.

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Can You Develop Autism Later in Life?

Since autism is usually diagnosed at a young age, some may wonder whether it's possible for autism to develop later in life and what the disorder looks like in adults. Network Health Quality Care Coordinator Mary Zamost answers those questions and more.

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Finding Hope for Treatment Resistant Depression with TMS

There's an unlikely treatment option for those who have exhausted remedies for depression. Magnets. How do they work to treat depression? Find out in this feature article from Ascension's TMS program coordinator Tracy Karnitz.

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Don’t Miss the Most Important Notification…From Your Mental Health

Modern technology provides new opportunities for connecting with one another, but more for stress as well. In this article by wellness coordinator Mindy Arndt, you’ll learn about these stresses and how to avoid them without completely unplugging yourself from the world.

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Feeling Stressed? You’re Not Alone.

In this post by Tina Lechnir LCSW, the regional director of behavioral health services at Ascension Wisconsin, you'll learn how to mitigate and manage dangerous stress during a pandemic and afterward.

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Network Health’s Behavioral Health Committee Provides Important Mental and Behavioral Health Resource for Wisconsin

In this post, quality care coordinator, Mary Zamost, shares the incredible value of the Network Health behavioral health committee. Learn about how it's helping our members and our own communities every day.

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Mental Health Awareness Takes Center Stage in November and Beyond

Mental health is an important and sobering topic. In this post, quality health coordinator at Network Health and behavioral health committee member, Mary Zamost, takes a look at when a mental condition becomes a mental illness.

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Suicide is an Epidemic. Here’s How to Help

TW: Self-harm, depression, trauma and death. This post, by Network Health Quality Care Coordinator Mary Zamost, discusses the suicide epidemic and what we can all do to help those struggling with questions and feelings about it.

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The Truth About Medications in Pop Culture

Pop culture is increasingly full of references to different prescription medications, not always in the most accurate or responsible contexts. In this post, our pharmacy team dispels myths surrounding four common allusions.

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You Are Not Alone

Awareness of anxiety and depression has grown in recent years. In this post, we look at managing these mental health issues through therapy and medication to help you feel better.

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netwell: The Whole-Body Benefits of Healthy, Sufficient Sleep

In this netwell article, we look at just how much sleep you need every night and the benefits of a good night of sleep.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Means Annual Challenges for Millions

If you feel worse around the same time every year, you're not alone. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and some prevention and treatment steps to make them less severe.

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting Our Mental Health

The coronavirus and COVID-19 have taken a significant toll on our physical health, but they've also wreaked havoc on our sense of routine and stability. Find out how to make mental health a priority during these times.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Holds Extra Challenges for Neurodivergent Individuals

ADHD affects individuals of any age but can be especially rough on children during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social slowdown/shutdown. Read about how to help those with ADHD cope during this time.

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When Should I See a Therapist?

We all face struggles and times when our mental health doesn't feel like it's at its fullest. In this article, Mary Zamost shares some advice on when it may be time to reach out to somebody who can help.

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8 Steps to Take to Focus on Mental Health

Mental health may not be the primary focus during the COVID-19 outbreak but it needs to be considered. Here are eight steps you can take to feel better during this time of uncertainty.

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Four Common Myths about Mental Health

Mental Health is an element of health wrought with misunderstanding and undeserved stigma. In this article, our quality care coordinator, Mary Zamost, helps clear up four common - and damaging - myths.

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Learn a New Skill During #SaferAtHome With These Great Online Courses

Being stuck indoors is no fun, but if you're looking to learn a new skill, you'll find these online resources great for expanding your horizons and skills base.

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It’s More Than the Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder or seasonal depression affects millions of Americans every year. Find out what to look out for and some treatment options for this annual mental health disease.

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Help for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s

The people who take time to care for those with Alzheimer's disease are some of the most compassionate and empathetic among us. This month, we celebrate them.

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Behavioral Health Matters

At Network Health, you'll find people committed to building healthy and strong Wisconsin communities. One way we do that is through a focus on behavioral health.

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Mental Health Hurdles You Can Overcome

Mental health is a serious topic and those who suffer from a less-than-ideal mental health have plenty of hurdles. Here are some strategies for overcoming common hurdles.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2019

Mental Illness Awareness Week is an important time for us to realize the burden endured by those suffering from mental health conditions and lend our voices to easing it.

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