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Depression: You Don’t Deserve This

To Those Struggling with Depression: You Don’t Deserve This

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First and foremost, you are not “crazy.”

This isn’t something you made up in your head. This isn’t something you put upon yourself.

This isn’t for show… I know you didn’t want this.

And you did not deserve this.

No matter who you are, no matter where you come from or what you have done in your life, no one deserves this. No one ever will deserve this.

 

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Depression Is Not A Choice

Depression Is Not A Choice

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No degree, training, or education is required to use the one gift we all have:

The ability to empathize
By BRIAN CUBAN

Nov 29, 2017 at 6:32 PM

I am one of many lawyers who struggle with clinical depression. I say “many” because according to 2016   Hazelden Betty Ford/ABA study, 28 percent of attorneys report mild or higher levels of depression, which is much higher than the general population. Another recent study found that law students are also struggling at rates higher than normal.  Think about those numbers the next time you are in a room of lawyers. Take a look around. Odds are good that someone you know in that room is struggling and may not have told anyone.

 

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SIGNS THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE GETTING THE BEST OF YOU

Holiday Stress – How to keep in control

If you’re withdrawing or micromanaging, there’s a strong chance you’re under stress this season.entertaining

Savoring the little moments — like decorating your house — is a great way to stay focused on what you love about the holiday season. Hero Images / Getty Images/Hero Images   As the classic Alfred Burt carol goes, “there’s many and many a thing to do,” this holiday season — and only so much time to fit everything in. Add quirky family dynamics and the pressure to make the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year, and you’re looking at an overstuffed cornucopia of holiday-induced anxiety.

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Treating Depression Often Lies In A Gray Zone – From Pills To Psychotherapy

Treating Depression Often Lies In A Gray Zone – From Pills To Psychotherapy

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By Nathaniel Morris,  November 25, 2017 –  Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next. These visits may entail filling out forms with screening questions about symptoms such as mood changes and difficulty sleeping. Doctors may ask patients to share intimate details about such issues as marital conflicts and suicidal urges. Some patients may be referred to mental-health specialists for further examination.
Once diagnosed with depression, patients frequently face the question: “Are you interested in therapy, medications or both?”

 

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How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

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By Mike Jones | Nov. 20, 2017   It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It’s even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea entirely. However, there is an effective way to have this conversation.

 

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