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My Mental Health Is Just As Important as My Physical Health

Why can’t I take care of myself when I’m depressed? Looking after yourself, or self-care, is vital to physical, emotional and mental well-being. At its most basic, self-care is the ability to handle daily requirements like eating, sleeping, and grooming. It’s also about identifying your unique needs for well-being and taking steps to meet them—like making the time […]

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I want to show her now that one day she is going to be able to say “I am happy. Life is good.” I came back to visit the forums recently, and I saw all my old posts still here, the history of what was probably my worst  mania bipolar depression cycle ten years ago. […]

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We are all around you. We are the walking wounded, the invisibly battle-scarred. You see us every day — in the grocery store, at carpool, at school pickup and dropoff, at PTA meetings, at the gym and at work and at the playground. You probably don’t know that we have a severe mental illness. We […]

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Here’s What to Know About Summertime Sadness (S.A.D.) June 5, 2018 – While classic winter S.A.D. is confusing, summer SAD is even trickier. By most estimates, between 5% and 10% of the U.S. population experiences S.A.D.,,Seasonal Affective Disorder.  But only a small portion of Americans, somewhere around 1% of the total population, have flare-ups in the […]

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  The Epidemic of Depression We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution. By Michael Bader / AlterNet February 23, 2018, 2:27 PM GMT What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. In […]

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By Karol Markowicz January 7, 2018 | 8:44pm Here we are, a week after New Year’s, and let’s be honest: You’re a failure. This was the year you were going to join the gym, change your diet and lose some weight. By now, though, many people — probably you included — have failed at their resolutions […]

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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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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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 Not “Just the Blues ” Myths about depression: The myths and stigma that surround depression creates needless pain and confusion, and can keep people from getting proper treatment. The following statements reflect some common misconceptions about African Americans and depression: “Why are you depressed?  

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