Your Motivational Saying October 12, 2018

Good morning!

It’s Shirley again, from your PatientNextDoor support team.

Taking good care of ourselves is a priority if we are to help our families and others. If that means going off by yourself, relaxing alone, or even taking a vacation by yourself, quiet, private time is vital to maintaining your mental health.

It’s not selfish, it’s self-care.

You have a wonderful day and weekend!

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

The app isn’t just free, it is ads free!

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We really, really care about you! 

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You Don’t Have To Suffer In Silence

The only thing being wrong with sad is that we think it is. We’re only human.
The fact is that we hide it makes it worse.
You don’t have to suffer in silence.
Don’t do that to yourself, darling.

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What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Many of us feel uncomfortable in social gatherings, become more concious when speaking in front of crowd, giving presentation or ordering from menu in restaurent. But when this anxiety become to much and the person is concerned about being harsly judged and evaluated for their performance or interpersonal interactions. Then it is social anxiety disorder. SAD is an out-of- proportion fear of one or more social suituations.

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A Wake-Up Call: Boyhood Sexual Assault and Its Impacts on Men’s Mental Health

Sexual abuse of little boys is a taboo subject. This topic has historically been kept hidden in the closet by people around the world.

It is subject that no one wants to believe. Yet, the mental health consequences of boyhood maltreatment last a lifetime as the little boys often grow up to become troubled men.

The Definition of Sexual Abuse

The definition of sexual abuse is as follows:

“unwanted sexual contact involving force, threats, or a large age difference between the perpetrator and the child.”
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College Students And Mental Health Challenges: Tips For Parents


Attending college is an exciting time for your child is full of new experiences. These adventures include finding new friends and exploring what it is like to be an adult.

However, college is also a time of stress, turmoil, and separation.

Stress from homesickness and the new pressures of college work, there is mounting evidence that our college students are not well.
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Tips to Help Your Teen’s Mental Health in High School

Being a teenager has never been easy. The rush of hormones, combined with the physical changes and emotional turmoil they experience can be overwhelming. This true of both the teenagers and their parents.

When kids begin high school, these changes are magnified by the issues teens face today. These problems include things that teens didn’t face in the past. These things include cyberbullying and social isolation.
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Postpartum Depression—A Treatable Disorder

Every year in the United States 6.4 million babies are born and put into the arms of proud and excited new mothers. These women have experienced nine or ten long months of pregnancy with all its physical and emotional challenges and have finally received the reward for all their suffering. Soon they are taking home their little bundle and daydream about their child growing up, going to school, and attending prom.
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The United States National Tragedy of Death by Suicide

Death is an inevitable part of living, and most humans struggle to remain alive for as long as possible. But, in the past century suicide has been romanticized as being a hero’s way to leave life, with Hollywood painting it as something that someone does as an act of love for his or her family.

However, the truth is much grimmer. There is nothing romantic about dying prematurely by your own hand because you have become overwhelmed and lost hope. Too many families are devastated every year, leaving them broken and wondering what they could have done to save the ones they loved.
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