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Depression

Depression

You Can Combat Depression – Anytime Of Year

The holiday season is upon us. Before you know it, you may find yourself gathered around the dinner table with loved ones to enjoy food, fun and festivities. For some, this is a wonderful time of year for reconnecting. Holiday togetherness doesn’t make everyone happy, though, and instead leads to stress and friction. Sadly, there’s ...

Depression

What to Know about Young Adult Suicide

The young adult years often represent the prime of life — a time filled with fun and new experiences. But they can also be marked by challenges or stress in school, with friends and at home. Tragically, many young people are taking drastic action in response to what are likely short-term struggles. Suicide is now ...

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How Can You Cope with a Crisis?

Tragedies happen in our world every day, and many of these tragedies can affect us deeply. Beyond a trauma that we might face directly, the startling realities we witness through news reports can cause “secondary trauma.” This refers to the negative and sometimes debilitating emotional response we experience when affected by the losses of others. ...

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Depression Treatment Protocol Pilot for Seniors and Disabled Adults

Depression is a very real and disabling condition that affects individuals of all ages and abilities; however, the impact of depression among older and disabled adults is particularly strong and often overlooked. Nationwide, 6.7% of adults under the age of 60 suffer from depression; in seniors and disabled adults, the rate is 16.7%. Major life ...

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When To Seek Counseling?

Have you ever felt like life was just too hard? Worried that you can’t take the pressure, stress and anxiety anymore?  Sometimes the stressors of life – whether situational or ongoing and dire –can be significant prompters to seek professional counseling.  Having dreams, a vision and motivation for your life is an excellent pursuit. Yet, ...

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Living Beyond the Losses of Life: Hope and Healing in Recovery

Loss is a part of all our lives. At some point, we will likely experience the death of a loved one, a shattered relationship or the debilitating effects of illness. How we cope with these tragedies is crucial in determining how we will survive, grow and eventually recover. As the table below reveals, there are ...

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Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This time of year when the weather is cold, wet and dreary, there are many days when we’d like to pull the covers back over our heads and stay in bed, rather than get out and face the day. We often loosely blame the winter months for sapping our energy, leaving us tired, irritable and ...

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Three Keys to Recognizing and Understanding Depression

Depression is a common illness that we often hear about, yet ironically usually have difficulty recognizing, particularly in ourselves. Therefore, oftentimes too many people living with depression don’t seek proper treatment. However, by arming ourselves with the facts about the illness, we can learn to distinguish it from a simple case of the “blues,” understand ...