Category: Depression

What to do When You’re Struggling Mentally: A Guide to Feeling Better

Feeling down, stressed out, or anxious can be common, especially in our fast-paced society. It’s normal to feel this way once in a while, but if you’re feeling this way regularly, it may be time to take steps to improve your mental health. In this guide, we will outline what to do when you’re struggling […]

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs because of the changing seasons. This condition most commonly begins in the fall and worsens in the winter months. SAD occurs when decreased levels of sunlight decrease the amount of serotonin and melatonin in your body. Serotonin and melatonin help balance your mood and sleep […]

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Music Therapy: Can Music Help You Heal?

Music has positively impacted everyone’s emotional or mental health at one time or another. Imagine for a moment what it feels like to hear your favorite song on the radio. Now, reminisce about a favorite childhood song or a melody you associate with a particularly happy time. Music has the ability to quickly shift your […]

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How Social Media Affects Your Mental Health

Social Media is one of the greatest innovations of our time. It has many benefits, like teaching social skills, strengthening relationships, allowing you to meet new people, and keeping up with all the world news right at your fingertips. Unfortunately, this comes with some downsides, and there are quite a few of them. The Downside […]

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How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

On average, there are 132 suicides in the USA per day. White males account for 7 of every 10 suicides. The rate of suicide is highest in middle age. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness, and learn […]

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Trauma and Abuse Are Never Your Fault

Abuse can happen at any age and it comes in many forms, including emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse. Trauma is a psychological injury that can come from abuse, or from one or more particularly distressing life experiences. Abuse and trauma are never your fault. Instead, they are experiences that happen to you, and without […]

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