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October 18, 2021

Don't Worry. Be Happy. (Hint:That's not the answer to Anxiety.)

Don't Worry. Be Happy. Probably the worst advice you can give someone who is suffering from anxiety Anxiety is more than just "being nervous." It is a brain health condition that affects many of us, and can look different depending on the source of the anxiety.

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October 6, 2021

Mental Health is Top of Mind

It could be the change in seasons, or perhaps an opportunity for introspection after the summer holidays, but whatever the reason, Fall is a time when Mental Health is top of mind.

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September 24, 2021

The Changing Seasons & Why You Might Be Feeling Down

Falling back isn't just a reset to the clocks; the "winter blues" are real and not something you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

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September 22, 2021

How free time affects your mental health

Everyone needs time to rest-- to sleep, to play, and to simply do nothing. But the need to work, to pay the bills, and to support oneself (or a family), is ever-present and always looming. There are thousands of studies and articles exploring the risk of work burnout and stress, but what happens to the brain during those rare times of relaxation?

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September 9, 2021

The Impact of 9/11 on Children 20 Years Later

As America marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it’s important to recognize its effects on a generation of individuals, now adults, that were children when it happened.

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September 1, 2021

Yale Physician, Professor, & Innovator Joins CBF to Develop Brain Health Bootcamp

Lynn E. Fiellin, MD has joined the Chase Bjork Foundation as Medical Advisor.

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August 25, 2021

Thank You to Unite with Light

Unite With Light, an annual event created by the Labadini family to raise funds for children’s charities, selected the Chase Bjork Foundation as the beneficiary of this year’s event, and poignantly held the event on January 30, 2021, the first anniversary of Chase’s passing. The Labadinis, along with Lizzie Lewis, organized an amazing team of families and developed a COVID-safe process for assembling and distributing luminaries to be displayed at property lines and around town as a way to display the power of light to transcend darkness. 

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August 25, 2021

Trahan, Cárdenas Introduce Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act

Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, introduced the Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act, legislation to support positive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs in high schools.

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August 25, 2021

On Grief and Gratitude

The holidays are a time when we remember those in our lives who are important to us, and the “season of giving” surrounds us with the kindness and generosity of friends, family, neighbors and even strangers.