The Long Term Effects of Stress Levels

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Stress is manageable, but not preventable.

Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.Stress, however, has many long-term effects on your body and is ageing many different parts of you. What exactly is it doing, and how is it doing it?

 

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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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Men Can Defeat Depression; Boost Mental Health!

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 the healthiest we have seen men open up about Mental Health in a decade, which is fabulous!  Below is a helpful article for men about having to deal with depression!

~Lindsay, Forum Administrator

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Fighting Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sarah Fader
 

 

Posted: 02/02/2014 7:37 pm  I have panic disorder. I manage chronic anxiety every single day. I had my first panic attack when I was 15 years old and (at the time) I had no idea what was going on. I thought I might be having a heart attack. It seemed like a physical problem at first. I had an uncontrollable racing heart followed by sweating and shaking. But then I quickly realized that nervous thoughts were accompanying my physical symptoms.

Thankfully, I wasn't alone. Anxiety and depression run in my family, and my mother knew exactly what was going on and how to help me. I started seeing a therapist and learned coping techniques to deal with anxiety. However, the techniques I learned were not enough. From ages 15 to 18, I still suffered from severe panic attacks that made it incredibly difficult for me to function.

For the most part, I suffered in silence. The only people who knew about my struggle with panic were my parents, my brother and my best friend, who didn't attend my high school. I attended a performing arts high school where I studied theater. I was an excellent actress, but not in the way one might think. I was well adept at hiding my mental illness from my peers.

 

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Another clue to how obesity works

 

The effects of obesity — both on our bodies and on the health budget — are well known, and now, scientists are getting closer to understanding how the disease progresses, providing clues for future treatments. In a study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers at Monash University in collaboration with colleagues in the United States, have revealed how resistance to the hormone leptin, a key causal component of obesity, develops.

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