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Making Connections During Depression

November 14th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Making Connections During 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
Making Connections During 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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Is Being a Night Owl Bad for Your Health?

April 20th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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There are many different aspects of your health that can be linked to getting eight hours of sleep, but a person’s particular sleep schedule may also influence their well-being. People typically have a certain time when they fall asleep and wake up which is known as their chronotype. People who are night owls, or usually …

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What is Minority Stress?

January 16th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Making Connections During Depression

People who are members of a group that is stigmatized by mainstream society may be more vulnerable to psychological distress known as minority stress. This type of issue can occur due to internalizing stigmatization along with having poor social support and in some cases low socioeconomic status. More commonly people experience minority stress in response …

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What is Brainspotting?

October 20th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
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There are many different ways to treat trauma but one relatively new type of therapy that is gaining notoriety is called brainspotting. It is a type of treatment that is designed to help people access, process and overcome the trauma that they have experienced in their life. It also help people process their negative emotions …

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10 Things People with Depression Want You to Know

September 12th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

There are likely more than ten things people with depression want you to know. The stigmas surrounding depression and mental illness still exist but are far less than they were a few years ago. Below are some facts about depression that can help all of us break down the stigmas even further. People with Depression …

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How to Prepare for Seasonal Affective Disorder

September 5th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Summertime has been wonderful. You have had a lot of energy and motivation at work and at home. Before you know it, the days begin getting shorter and nighttime arrives sooner than you would like. The temperature outside is cooler, making you want to stay indoors more than usual. By the time winter arrives you …

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Can Your Job Make You Depressed?

May 9th, 2017 - 1 Comment

Can your job make you depressed? Yep. If you aren’t happy with your job, there’s a good chance that perspective will have an impact on your emotional state if you don’t make a change. You spend a good amount of your time working, which means you may spend a good amount of time in a …

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How to Ask for Help With Depression and Other Mental Illnesses

May 2nd, 2017 - 1 Comment

It’s not easy figuring out how to ask for help with depression and other mental illnesses. The good news is that there is a tremendous amount of help available. Whatever mental condition symptoms you may be experiencing, there are mental health treatment providers eagerly waiting to assist you in overcoming any obstacles. If you are …

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Do I Need An Antidepressant?

April 27th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Depression is often treated with antidepressants. Not always, but typically. These are drugs taken on a regular basis in dosages as prescribed by a professional, and they’re useful in general to suppress depressive symptoms, including in cases of drug rehab and related medical necessities. But as I said, not everyone needs an antidepressant. And while …

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