According to a 2008 paper from Harvard Medical School, over 500,000 persons with mental illness (excluding dementia) reside in US nursing homes on a given day. This number significantly exceeds the number in all other health care institutions combined. In addition, mental illness is one, and sometimes the decisive, factor contributing to placement in a nursing home. This article has 8 simple and natural tips for helping to cope with anxiety. Many of the ideas can be modified for program or personalized visits.

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