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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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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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New Clues About Why Sleep Loss Is Linked To Depression, Anxiety #Depression and #sleep problems are intimately connected, as many people know, and the relationship seems to go both ways. Sleep disturbances, of various types, are central symptoms of depression; on the other hand, chronic lack of sleep seems to predispose one to developing depression.

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Amazingly, helping those in need by a crisis text line Texting has become So important in helping the young!  We now understand the importance of Texting! We support it totally! by Nancy Lublin    How data from a crisis text line is saving lives     When a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for […]

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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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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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There seems to be a new trend now, whereas everyone seems to be opening up about depression and Mental Health.  I do think it is wonderful and healthy for women and especially for men who are now coming forward in droves to talk about themselves and their depression to their peers,Therapists and Psychologists. This is […]

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Many times we think we understand something well, but we may just not have all the facts.   Print Email  When it comes to mental illnesses, there is a misunderstanding on what it is, and most importantly what it isn’t. If you are considering treatment for yourself or someone you love, it is crucial to […]

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