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Quick hits for July 6: Interesting reads for counselors from around the Internet

Heather Rudow July 6, 2012

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  • Heat waves can negatively affect our mental health.
  • The Army has changed its approach regarding the mental health of its soldiers, saying there is no shame in asking for help when dealing with suicidal thoughts and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Some university students develop social anxiety from collegial experiences, which can hinder the learning process.
  • Social media sites such as Facebook can be used to influence healthy behaviors.
  • Mothers who focus all their time and energy on raising children are more likely to have negative mental health outcomes.
  • A person who undergoes suffering and adversity during childhood is likely to experience inflammation when becoming depressed in the future.

Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.

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