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Beating the Blues: A Guide to Identifying and Coping with Depression

Sadness is an inevitable, common, and normal emotion. It is a response to disappointment, a lament of loss, and an indicator of discomfort. While sadness may not be a desirable emotional state, everyone experiences it at some point in their lives due to the unpredictable nature of life. Life doesn’t stand still and often brings forth change that opens the …

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What Depression and Anxiety Look Like in Children…

Depression and anxiety looks very different in children than it does in adults. Often, these behaviors are perceived as strange, bizarre, erratic, or disobedient. Because of this, childhood depression and anxiety is often missed by parents, family, and school faculty. Furthermore, depression and anxiety in children can be misidentified as a conduct disorder or attention issues.  In order to be …

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The problem with being normal: Misconceptions about Mental Health and the Stigma of Labels

As people go through life they tend to experience a cascade of positive and negative emotions such as happiness, excitement, joy, stress, anxiety, agitation, anger, and sadness. All of these emotional states of being are a natural and normal part of life and the human condition. For some it might be interesting, and even shocking, to think that it’s normal, …

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How Even A Little Exercise Can Help Your Mental Health

Ever heard “look good, feel good” at the gym? Likely, yes. You’ve probably also seen this more than enough on Instagram. While that phrase might not go away, it’s time to demonstrate what that the phrase really should be, “heart-rate high? Sad times goodbye.” Okay well maybe not that exact phrase. Exercise has always been a key component of analyzing …

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

The number of individuals experiencing symptoms of depression has increased over 50 percent in teens and young adults over the last decade. The amount of social media use has also significantly increased. Could the constant use of social media and devices in general be linked to worse mental health? To learn more, read this!

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Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. In the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers. Read more here.

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One of the most troubling aspects of high functioning depression is it is not easy to spot; yet it is equally serious. Learn more about what signs to look out for, and what you can do by reading here.

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Finding the Good When Things Seem Bad

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Most of us, it is safe to assume, have felt an some level of impact from the current political and social climate. The seemingly endless news cycles, radio reports, newspaper headlines, social media campaigns, and regular day-to-day interactions with colleagues, friends, and family bring about daily reminders that are hard to avoid. Whether we like it or not, this cycle …

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