Depression and Anxiety Chat Rooms 101

Depression and Anxiety Chat Rooms

If you have experienced depression or anxiety at any time during your life, you know that it can be hard to manage alone. The symptoms can make it hard to function in your everyday life to such a degree that even getting out of bed can prove to be a difficult task, much less go…

Train your Brain: Neuroscience and Depression

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Imagine if you could have control over the workings of your mind. Innovative findings in neuroscience tell us that we can actually train our brains in ways that will have a positive impact more than we think. Neuroscience provides evidence that our brains continue to develop and change throughout our lives. The concept of neuroplasticity suggests…

How to Survive Each Day When You Have Crippling Depression

Crippling Depression

Crippling depression is often compared to treading water in a storm in the middle of the ocean. Both situations feel hopeless, and both are a fight for one’s life. Several mechanisms for coping exist for individuals suffering from daily, chronic depression. These strategies target symptoms, such as isolation, impaired eating and sleeping habits, lack of…

Are Millennials the Most Depressed Generation?

Millennials-and-Depression

It’s hard to think that adults born between 1981-1996 could be a generation more depressed than others. With fast growing technologies, lifestyle, the use of social media, and a new “hot” topic developing every minute, they’re probably too busy to be depressed, right? Wrong! Although there are a lot of common negative stereotypes attached to…

What Can You Do About Nighttime Depression?

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Depression can sneak up on us and attack when we least expect it. Sometimes life events are the root cause but sometimes there is no clear reason. Common symptoms of major depression disorder (MDD) include feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in usual activities. Many who suffer from MDD are able to function…

How Can I Find an Affordable Therapist

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When you are already struggling with a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, trying to find an affordable therapist can send you deeper into the depths of panic and despair. As if deciding to go to therapy isn’t hard enough, you also have to worry about how you are going to afford it….

Understanding the Genetics of Mental Illness

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Nearly one in five American adults experience, or will experience, some kind of mental health disorder during their lifetime. With half of all cases beginning by the age of 14, up to 75% of mental illness cases will be fully developed by the age of 24. In 2017, about 46 million Americans were reported to…

What is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?

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Most people have experience a certain behavior or feeling or combination of both they desire to eliminate or change. There are many theories within psychotherapy that would focus on the behavior or the feeling specifically. While those theories are important and helpful, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) has a little different approach. It follows the…

Are You Faking Happiness?

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In a world where we are so interconnected by the internet and social media, the way we interpret our own self-worth can be heavily influenced by what we see from those we scroll past on our newsfeeds. It is hard to separate the seemingly perfect lives we see on our phone screens from the reality…

Essential Ingredients for Living With Mental Illness

Living with Mental Illness

One in five adult Americans will experience mental illness within any given year and 1 in 20 adults are living with a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or clinical depression. Millions of people and their families feel the direct impact of living with a serious mental health problem. So how does one…