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You Really Can Be High-Functioning With A Severe Mental Illness

We are all around you. We are the walking wounded, the invisibly battle-scarred. You see us every day — in the grocery store, at carpool, at school pickup and dropoff, at PTA meetings, at the gym and at work and at the playground. You probably don’t know that we have a severe mental illness. We […]

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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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  The Epidemic of Depression We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution. By Michael Bader / AlterNet February 23, 2018, 2:27 PM GMT What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. In […]

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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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By Karol Markowicz January 7, 2018 | 8:44pm Here we are, a week after New Year’s, and let’s be honest: You’re a failure. This was the year you were going to join the gym, change your diet and lose some weight. By now, though, many people — probably you included — have failed at their resolutions […]

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When depressed or suicidal be a good wingman: Having a friend ask if you’re OK can make the world of difference 16 July 2017 by Shannon Power Gay men are most likely to reach out to other gay men when they’re depressed or anxious and new resource will make it easier for men to support […]

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  It is proven that men who do not exercise definitely have an increase in high blood pressure, weight gain, depression, and generalized risk of overall poor physical and mental health. Getting regular exercise may boost more than just your endorphin levels. A new study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings earlier this month, […]

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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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Daphne Merkin is the author of the forthcoming book This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression 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? […]

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By Megan Grant   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 […]

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