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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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April 5, 2018 by DEREK Food – Last week, my Twitter feed was dominated by news about a “new organ” that has recently been discovered. Given how many centuries we’ve been conducting autopsies, this newsflash was rather hard to believe. The interstitium is not new, exactly, but its role has been greatly expanded. Once believed […]

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  Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of mobile phones and other devices that connect us back to work 24/7/365, how is that even possible? Finding time to reduce your stress right when you get home can help you set these boundaries in a […]

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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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Depression is a well-studied condition that has tested and effective therapeutic modalities   October is Depression Awareness Month. Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 16 million American adults each year. If you are feeling suicidal, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800/273-8255, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  

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    By Jason Duaine Hahn•@jasonduaine Posted on July 13, 2017 at 6:39pm EDT When Madalyn Parker, a web developer at Olark Live Chat, decided she was taking two days off for her mental health, she didn’t keep it under wraps. In fact, she announced it to her co-workers in an email. “Hey team, I’m […]

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Broaching the topic of mental health with a friend or loved one can be intimidating and difficult to navigate.  Though society has come a long way when it comes to speaking more openly about mental illness, for many a stigma still exists, as does fear in admitting when help is needed.  

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  Stress manifests itself in many ways, sometimes obvious and other times quite mysteriously. Either way, if left ignored, it leads to illness or severe ailments. Do a little each day to decompress and enjoy your time rather than worrying. Follow these eight tips to unload the stress, live a healthier life and enjoy your […]

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New research from Australia has found that smartphone apps could be an effective tool for managing symptoms of depression.  The team found that overall, using a smartphone app significantly reduced people’s depressive symptoms, appearing to be most effective for those with mild to moderate depression.

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 Depression is a common mental illness that can easily be treated   by uprunforlife | Aug 1, 2017 Often times the person suffering from major depressive disorder is in denial that they have a problem and feel that they are just sad. Unlike a bout of sadness, major depressive disorder affects every aspect of your […]

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