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Depression — What It Is & How To Recognize It

Feeling depressed and having depression Photographed by Ben Lamberty. Despite lots of advancements in the psychology world, many aspects of depression remain mysterious, to mental health professionals and their patients alike. The video below, one of the latest from TEDEd, suggests that this is due to the condition’s intangibility — depression isn’t a cold or […]

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Do you know that 1 in 4 Americans will suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year? Do you know that approximately 60% of adults, and almost 50% of youth, ages 8 -15, with a mental illness received no mental health services in the previous year? Do you know that serious mental […]

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Have you ever felt ashamed about skipping out on a plan or event because of mental illness?       Gabi Garrett on Just The Way You Are Oct 11, 2015 • 1:00pm Like Us On Facebook     I have. Would the same apply if you had a health issue, such as a minor headache, […]

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    In cabaret shows and musicals such as My Beautiful Black Dog, performers at the fringe are breaking the taboo of mental health         ‘People don’t want to talk about this stuff’ … Brigitte Aphrodite’s My Beautiful Black Dog. Photograph: Olivier Richomme Hannah Ellis-Petersen   Sunday 9 August 2015 09.34 EDTLast modified […]

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Don't address your weight before your mental health By Yoni Freedhoff May 29, 2013 | 11:46 p.m. EDT+ More For many people, weight is depressing. Whether consequent to society's hateful weight biases, which expose individuals with obesity to mood-killing bullying, scorn and discrimination, or to personally held beliefs and attitudes, there's little doubt that weight […]

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Time may fly when you're having fun, but it can feel as though it's screeching to a halt when you're depressed.     People with depression actually perceive time as going by more slowly than people who are not depressed, according to a review of studies published in the Journal of Affective Disorders in January. […]

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  Your condition doesn't have to keep you from finding love.   Having an open and honest conversation with your date can help you decide if he or she will be worth your time and effort. By Amir Khan Dec. 5, 2014 | 9:15 a.m. EST+ More When you have a mental illness, the fun […]

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Increasing Alcohol Taxes Could Help Reduce Binge Drinking, Study Suggests       Share Raising alcohol taxes may help reduce the binge drinking rate, according to researchers at Boston University. They found a one percent increase in alcohol prices due to taxes was associated with a 1.4 percent decrease in binge drinking. The more alcohol […]

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<   It's that time again — time to reflect, refresh and redirect ourselves as we look at the approaching horizon of a new year. I love the week before New Year's Day because I take time every year to analyze the year that has passed — and make plans for the year to come! […]

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    Coping with Depression Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for many people they are anything but. Learn about statistics and how to cope. Written by Michael Kerr Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD   Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for […]

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