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Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

July 17th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

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 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

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 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

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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Why Is It Taking So Long For College Students To Get Mental Health Treatment?

October 14th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

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 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

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 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

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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How to Recognize Secret Signs of Depression

June 17th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

  Depression is one of the most common problems in the U.S.but many people are living with depression and don’t realize that they need treatment. The buildup of stress, hopelessness and feelings of despondency can be gradual enough that people aren’t fully aware that they are living with a mental health disorder. People may try …

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Are You Withdrawing from Your Social Life?

February 6th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

People may go through phases in life when they feel very giving, social and connected to others. At other times they may feel more inclined to withdraw from their friends and spend more time alone. It can sometimes mean that you simply need more time to reflect and sort through your feelings but in some …

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Making Connections During Depression

November 14th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. and people often find it difficult to cope with their symptoms. In many cases depression can lead people to become isolated from family and friends which can ultimately worsen their feelings of sadness and helplessness. Attempting to make connections with others is crucial …

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Racism and Depression

July 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

Mental health experts have studied the effects of racism on mental health and have shown evidence that racial discrimination can have a negative impact on a person’s psychological state. Several studies have shown a clear link between racism and depression as well as symptoms of many other issues including suicidal behavior. Racism can cause heightened …

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