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Loneliness: Causes, Effects, and Treatments for Loneliness

By Kendra Cherry, “About.com Guide”  Loneliness is a universal human emotion, yet it is both complex and unique to each individual. Loneliness has no single common cause, so the preventions and treatments for this damaging state of mind vary dramatically.

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Shrinking Violets - Many wait until it’s too late to see a therapist

By Leslie Dickstein, “Daily News” Now health, April 29, 2006 Linda Waters knew something was wrong. She’d been unusually short-tempered. Weepy. It had been a year since the birth of her second child and, still, she just didn’t feel right...

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Self-Help Through Expressive Writing

Expressive writing is a source of therapy that is available to everyone. Anyone can convey feelings, relieve stress, and work through problems and emotions that might otherwise go unaddressed. The benefits of expressive writing therapy are numerous, and this form of self-help can be beneficial.

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Eat out and Lose Weight - Easy & Healthy Tips for Dining Out

Diners have become more health-conscious the last few years, and now want healthy choices whether eating at home or at their favorite restaurants.  Luckily, the restaurant industry has been quick to accommodate the demand, so you'll find you have many options to "eat healthy" these days,

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HOW WELL ARE YOU COPING AFTER EXPERIENCING A LOSS?

Are you suffering after the death of a loved one; parent, child, spouse, sibling, close friend or partner? For many, it is a difficult life altering experience. Finding ways to cope or bounce back to life as you once knew it, can be tough. However, your happiness and well-being are important.

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MilitaryOneSource

The Early Intervention Unit recognizes the dedication of the members of our armed forces and would like to help you make a smooth transition from military life back to the New York City Police Department. It takes tremendous bravery to defend this country and you have selflessly served us with courage and dedication.

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Positive Thinking

It has been widely reported that having a positive attitude will improve your mental health. Are you aware that having a positive attitude will also improve your physical health?  Many studies have indicated an affirming attitude can influence your physical well being.

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The Magic Number

Now is the time to lose any extra weight you’re carrying, boost your confidence in doing so, and even brighten your mood.  You may also prevent the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. To accomplish these objectives a healthier lifestyle should be your goal. Sometimes all it takes is a little reconditioning. 

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Fixing your Finances

Experiencing financial hardship? Well, you don't have to be embarrassed; statistics show that people of all economic statures are experiencing financial difficulties. Maybe it's due to a job loss, medical hardship, divorce or simply over spending on credit cards. You can turn things around with help. Here are some options to get you started towards fixing your finances.

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"The Haiti Response"

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 1653 hours, a massive earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. While the logistics of reaching this island nation in its time of need are daunting, many individuals are making a difference with contributions to a variety of charitable organizations. Please be cautious however, when offering your financial support. As you continue to give to your favorite charities, do some research to avoid illegitimate organizations. Many news reports have included lists of properly accredited agencies.

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Avoiding the Financial Holiday Hangover

As the holiday season approaches, many people are filled with a sense of anticipation, excitement, and financial panic. Every year we resolve to not repeat the same spending sprees, yet how many people are STILL paying off those credit card balances? You promised yourself you would pay the debt off within two or three months. Six or eight months later (or more), you're still paying, and those items that seemed like such bargains end up costing you 10 to 20% more than you thought, due to credit card interest. For many of us, this debt pattern is repeated year after year. This year the “holiday hangover” could push many families into financial ruin. NOW is the time to plan for fiscal comfort.

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Coping With the Midnight Tour

You've been on patrol now going on 4 hours... As you sit in the RMP writing that last job in your memo book with the torn cover, you say to yourself, "Why did that couple call the police? Johnny hangs out every weekend and never comes home before 4 A.M." But all you know is that you can barely keep your eyes open. "How can I keep doing these midnights?" you think to yourself. It takes a special type of person to adjust to the rigors of working late tours.

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Get Moving!

As the snow and ice of the past season begins to melt away, you may realize that this is the perfect time to get energized and enjoy the outdoors. For anyone that has been cooped up indoors all season, the springtime breezes right around the corner may be just the thing to encourage a new found enjoyment of being physical again.


 

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Maintaining Healthy Relationships

The Early Intervention Unit is committed to making your mental health a priority. We provide many services that you may not realize are available. As one of the Department's Employee Assistance Programs, we have dealt with thousands of officers. Therefore, we are aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced life.

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