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Compassionate Communication: A Guide to Supporting Those Battling Depression

November 22nd, 2023 - Read more

In our journey through life, we often encounter friends, family members, or colleagues who battle with depression. Understanding how to communicate effectively and compassionately with those experiencing depression is crucial. This guide aims to provide insights and strategies for supportive and empathetic communication, fostering a nurturing environment for those facing this challenge. Understanding Depression Understanding …

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What is the Difference between Sadness and Depression?

November 8th, 2022 - Read more

There is a common misconception that depression is an intense form of sadness. This idea is understandable. For most people, sadness is the only thing that could make them so unhappy that they would struggle to function. However, sadness and depression are not the same thing and the difference is important. To understand the difference …

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Why Coming Out as Gay did not end My Depression

July 27th, 2022 - Read more

When I came out as gay at the age of twenty-four, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders. I had been hiding who I really was for most of my life. Letting go of that burden gave me hope for a happy, healthy future. However, a year later I went through the worst major …

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How My Worst Major Depressive Episode Felt

October 20th, 2020 - Read more

A major depressive episode is difficult to understand from the outside. Even for those of us who have gone through a major depressive episode, it can be tough to put it into words. A few years back, I was suffering from a mild but persistent depression. Although I had been taking medication for almost a …

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Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

July 17th, 2020 - Read more

Every person who has suffered from depression recognizes the difficulty in explaining it to friends and family. Many people simply seem to struggle to understand depression. They question why you are feeling depressed, as if there is a convenient trigger you can pinpoint. They don’t know why you can’t just “snap out of it.” These …

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The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

December 13th, 2019 - Read more

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over and that December buzzing energy winds down, many come to the realization of the cold winter ahead. The “most wonderful time of the year” turns into a drearier time for a lot of people. Most places experience a change in temperature or weather patterns and …

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What Is Dopamine Fasting?

November 13th, 2019 - Read more

Dopamine fasting has made recent headlines and has been steadily trending in the tech world, specifically in the tech capital Silicon Valley but with mixed reviews. Essentially, dopamine fasting is abstaining from anything that produces dopamine for a designated period of time. The right balance of dopamine is fundamental for both physical and mental health. …

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It is taking long to get mental health treatment for college students

October 14th, 2019 - Read more

The mental health of college students has been a growing concern across the nation. According to the American Psychological Association, “Ninety-five percent of college counseling center directors surveyed said the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern in their center or on campus”. The survey also revealed anxiety is the top …

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The Link Between Eating Disorders and Depression

August 23rd, 2019 - Read more

People that struggle with eating disorders are often dealing with a myriad of other problems that can interfere with their well-being. Eating disorders are not simply a result of a person’s relationship with food, they are often connected with more complex issues that cause certain behaviors. A common link between many types of eating disorders …

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5 Realities of Depression and How to Overcome Them

July 19th, 2019 - Read more

It can be difficult to come to terms with the problem when you finally realize you are struggling with depression. It may start out as feelings of sadness that you think will pass but when the emotions become deeper and more persistent you have to accept that you are dealing with something more complicated than …

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