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Why Depression Needs to be Talked About

Why Depression Needs to Be Talked About

Depression is a common mental disorder in people of all ages. Depression affects millions of people each year and has the potential to lead to severe health problems. It’s normal to feel sad from time to time, but if you’re consistently miserable and it affects your quality of life, you might have clinical depression. It’s…

Coping Strategies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder: 15 Strategies to Help Yo...

There is a dreary feeling that settles in at the start of colder seasons. Come autumn and winter; you may notice that you’re increasingly anxious, melancholy, and even depressed. However, if your symptoms are severe and interfere with your functioning well in daily life, you may not just be suffering from the winter blues. It…

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What are the Causes of Depression [2020]

Do you feel sad for very long periods of time? Have you been feeling detached or numb? Have you been feeling outright empty and have been wondering why? You may be feeling depressed. Though this condition’s look can vary greatly, the causes of depression are far more concise. Depression can affect anyone at any time.…

Deal with Depression Coping Strategies

Deal with Depression: 9+ Strategies to Help You Cope

  Depression is one of the most common mental ailments in the world. In the United States alone, millions deal with depression. Without learning how to fight depression, people can feel isolated and alone, even hopeless. It robs them of all the joy, color, and happiness their lives once had. Those with depression experience feelings…

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Depression Vs Sadness: Are You Just Sad Or Depressed?...

  In recent months, you and many people you know have probably uttered something like, “2020 has me feeling so depressed,” which probably means you’re upset, scared, frustrated, or sad. It’s normal and natural to be sad at certain times in our life.  Depression is defined as a persistent mental health condition best diagnosed by…

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

In the past century, some incredible advances have been made within the realm of mental health care. This explosion of knowledge has resulted in countless useful discoveries about psychology and the human mind. Subsequently, new healing approaches are constantly being developed. One of the most successful and enduring mental health treatments for almost six decades…

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You

What are you living with? Anxiety? Depression? Something that you can’t name but feel deeply every day? Does it keep you from resting well at night? Has it been a long time? Are you ready for a change? You don’t have to “cheer up”, “get over it,” or” shake off” your pain for others. You…

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Feeling Anxious or Depressed? Watch Out for Cognitive...

It’s been said the way you think impacts the way you feel. Cognitive distortions, a form of negative thinking or automatic thoughts, can contribute to negative emotions, anxiety and depression and vice versa. Feelings are not facts. Cognitive distortions are inaccurate ways of thinking that seem true, real or accurate. By recognizing the different types…

Ways to Ease New Mom Depression and Enjoy Life with Baby (and Everyone Else)

Ways to Ease New Mom Depression and Enjoy Life with B...

Being a new mom is always a big adjustment. No matter how much you love your baby, having him or her turns your life upside down for a while. While some degree of “baby blues” is normal, new mom depression is more serious. Fortunately, you don’t need to suffer from feeling bad. Take these steps…

How to Recognize the Symptoms of High-Functioning Depression and How DBT Can Help

How to Recognize the Symptoms of High-Functioning Dep...

You probably have a picture in mind of someone who’s depressed: they can’t get out of bed, stay in their pajamas all day, and can’t stop crying. But you definitely don’t fit that description. You’re able to hold down a job, maintain friendships, and put in the effort to look good. Surely, that means you…

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Coping with Co-Occurring Disorders: ​Anxiety and De...

An individual may have two chronic disorders or illnesses at once, a situation known as comorbidity. The interactions between the illnesses frequently impact the way one or the other affects the individual and certainly makes them even more challenging to heal. In many cases, comorbidity happens with someone who has a mental illness and a…

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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more…

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Is Your Perfectionism Contributing to Your (Mom) Depr...

Today’s society highly values perfection. The internet, TV, magazines, and social media flaunt perfection to such a degree that we’re lead to believe unless everything is perfect we cannot be successful or happy. Our culture’s approach to parenting has not escaped this trend either. There exists the erroneous belief that unless we are perfect moms…


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