New Mental Health Campaign On Instagram – Just What Our Smart Phones Need ღ

 New Mental Health Instagram Campaign Is Just What Our Smart Phones Need
We’ll definitely give a “heart” ღ for this.

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There is a trendy conversation going around schools, whether it be in cafeterias, buses, hallways, text messaging, about Depression and #MentalHealth. There are new apps coming out all the time.  Help is here, you just have to find it, look for it.  It’s all on social media, a huge life saver! ღ To increase the conversation around mental health as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth.

~Lindsay, Depression Forums Administrator

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Is Your Teen Depressed, or Just Plain Moody?

 

TeenThe Checkup  By FEB. 13, 2017  Forward by Lindsay:  Oh those teen years.  Parents must deal with all those mood changes, but is this just moodiness?  Or is this depression?  Parents need to be diligent and watch their child, where do they go, who do they hang with, what their interests are and are their interests in more than normal school activities?

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Women, Men and the Way We Write About Depression

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Daphne Merkin is the author of the forthcoming book This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with
A woman is standing in her kitchen, making a pot of coffee, spooning out the pungent overpriced ground beans from their snappy little aluminum bag into a paper filter, trying to remember what number tablespoon she was on—four? six? three?—before the dark thoughts began tumbling in, doing their wild and wily gymnastics: You shouldn’t, you should have, why are you, why aren’t you, there’s no hope, it’s too late, it’s always been too late, give up, go back to bed, there’s no hope, the day is half gone, no, the day ahead is too long, there’s so much to do, there’s not enough to do, everything is futile, there is no hope.

Why SelfCare is Hard for Depressed Individuals

heartsLooking after yourself, or self-care, is vital to physical, emotional and mental well-being. Self-care is best defined as the ability to take proper care of your daily livng needs, like eating, sleeping, grooming. But it’s also about identifying your own unique needs and taking steps to meet them—like making the time to do things that nurture you, as well as activities that keep you healthy. In short, self-care is care provided for you, by you.

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This Artist Depicted Depression Through Photography & Her Work Will Leave You Speechless

Describing depression isn’t easy. It’s more than sadness. It’s emptiness, hopelessness, a place so deep and dark that trying to explain it to someone who hasn’t experienced it can feel impossible. But one artist described depression through photography, though, and it might give you a glimpse into the mind of people suffering from this oftentimes debilitating illness.

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