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Depression: You Don’t Deserve This

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

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Depression Is Not A Choice 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 […]

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Holiday Stress – How to keep in control If you’re withdrawing or micromanaging, there’s a strong chance you’re under stress this season. 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 […]

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

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How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist 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 […]

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Jonathan Alpert, Contributor Licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and author of “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days” 11/20/2017 09:57 am ET  As we approach Thanksgiving, family dramas and conflicts that have been kept at bay will inevitably resurface and issues will be stirred up. This is the time of the year when we feel obligated […]

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A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests.  

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I was cleaning out my childhood room a couple months ago and stumbled upon a bright pink Bratz journal wedged underneath my mattress. I recognized it from my elementary school days and gave a little smirk. Whatever was inside, I knew it was going to be good.  

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Depression make you feel like a total nuisance at times, so it’s not surprising that these flippant comments do not help.  Although a lot of the time these words have been said by complete strangers, they still cut deeply.  

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  Each month we recognize different causes. October was National Bullying Prevention Month, as we enter November, a new initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ is National #BlockItOutDay. The goal of this day is to block negativity from our digital lives and, by doing so, end cruelty, homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism, hatred and online violence.  

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