how to help someone with depression

How to Help Someone With Depression

Learning how to help someone with depression often comes down to educating yourself. Depression is complex and can be debilitating. When you’re a support system for someone with depression, it’s easy to feel helpless or out of control. The reality is, you aren’t in control. The best you can do is learn about depression and […]

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Social Anxiety Can Complicate the Holiday Season

Social anxiety disorder is a struggle. During the holidays, dealing with this disorder can be even more difficult. People are expected to gather together in their homes or go out to restaurants, concerts, and other activities during the winter months. People with social anxiety disorder typically fear or experience stress related to social activities. Such […]

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Individuals With Depression Use Humor to Cope

We all know the adage “laughter is the best medicine,” but for individuals struggling with depression, humor can be either a tool for healing or a method of hiding depressive symptoms. Recent studies on the intersection between depression and humor examine the behavioral patterns of individuals with depression. Results suggest that humor, when integrated into […]

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What Happens When You Call a Mental Health Hotline

The current pandemic we are experiencing is leading to increased stress and anxiety in others. When you do not know who to turn to, there is always a mental health hotline to call. If you are experiencing the stress of job loss, loneliness, substance abuse, or fears of getting sick or dying, the mental health […]

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Adulthood Stressors for Gifted Children

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) defines the gifted student as one “with… the capability to perform—at higher levels compared to others of the same age, experience, and environment in one or more domains.” Studies of “gifted” children suggest that the pressure to achieve in adolescence can lead to stress, anxiety, and poor self-image, […]

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Chris Farley’s Life Struggle of Addiction and Mental Illness

Chris Farley was considered to be a comedic genius, playing various characters on Saturday Night Live in the 90s, as well as memorable roles in “Tommy Boy” and “Wayne’s World 2.” Then tragically, Farley passed away at the age of 33 from a drug overdose. What we can learn from Chris Farley’s life is how […]

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How Men’s Drinking Can Impact a Child’s Health Before Conception

Women are always told not to drink any alcoholic beverages during their pregnancy to avoid any complications or birth defects that can occur. While women should listen to this medical advice, a new study by the University of California revealed that men who consumed heavy amounts of alcohol can also bring negative effects to their […]

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The Mental Health Consequences of Growing Up with Perfectionist Parents

Parents always want the best for their kids. That can also mean that by placing high expectations on their kids it heightens their anxiety and turns them into perfectionists themselves. By learning about the mental health consequences of being raised by perfectionist parents, you will know what to do to prevent becoming a perfectionist yourself. […]

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Effects of Social Distancing

The Devastating Effects of Social Distancing

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government is recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. It may seem relaxing to be told to hang out at home and watch TV, or not to have to worry about going to work for the many whose businesses have closed down. However, keeping yourself in isolation […]

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