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Navigating childhood obesity: Impacts, prevention and getting healthy

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, shining a light on a serious issue in the United States. About 20% of American kids and teens, ages six to 19, are at an unhealthy weight, according to the CDC. The prevalence of obesity in kids more than tripled from 1971 to 2020, according to the American Heart […]

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Ways to improve alarming rates of poor mental health impacting Wisconsin girls

Girls and young women in Wisconsin are reporting troubling rates of poor mental health impacting their lives. The feelings of anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, depression and stress all account for the state of their poor mental health. In addition, these feelings worsen for girls and young women who are of color and those who live in […]

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The impact of toxic stress on youth mental health and 4 ways to reduce it

The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) recently released information on toxic stress and its impact on youth and their mental health. STOCK IMAGE Stress is unavoidable and is experienced by all. However, some individuals experience stress that is more than a daily nuisance, which is known as toxic stress. Issues like poverty, discrimination, […]

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10 ways to manage mental health during the holidays

Talking about mental health has become less stigmatized, especially since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stress, anxiety and depression are something no one wants to experience during the holidays. However, far too often, the symptoms of these conditions overwhelm people. The holidays can be difficult due to financial troubles, the loss of loved ones, […]