The Bloom Blog

Helpful insights and information for your mental health journey.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. It is a time to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to promote strategies and tools for improving mental well-being. It is estimated that one in five people will...

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Five Common Causes of the Holiday Blues and How You Can Cope

The popular holiday songs lead us to believe it is "the most wonderful time of the year" for everyone, with nonstop "joy to the world." In reality, the holiday season can be an emotionally difficult time for many people, leading to the holiday blues. While others are...

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What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression specifically related to and caused by changing seasons. Most commonly, symptoms of SAD begin in the fall and carry through into the winter, sapping energy and bringing on common symptoms of depression,...

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Three Steps for Reducing Your Financial Anxiety Today

Uncertain times can be overwhelming, and financial insecurity is a major source of stress for many people. As the current economy faces numerous challenges — from the pandemic to rising mortgage rates and rents, and the possibility of a recession — you can benefit...

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Meet Dr. Nene: Chief Medical Officer

As a Biochemistry major in college, Dr. Neel Nene knew that he wanted to become a doctor, and the path to child and adolescent psychiatry became clear over the course of his studies. Today, Dr. Nene is the Chief Medical Officer of Bloom Health Centers, which is home...

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Four Ways to Ease Anxiety in Your Elementary School Child

Many elementary school children find their first few weeks back to school exciting, as they meet their new teachers and see their friends again. Yet as they settle into their routines, the realities of school begin to set in and anxiety triggers can surface: From...

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Building Confidence in Your Teen

Build Your Teen's Back-to-School Confidence Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? Did you worry about whom you would sit with at lunch? Would you be invited to parties and friends’ houses? Would you ever go on a date? These thoughts are magnified with...

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