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Project Semicolon Promotes Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness

Project Semicolon is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Founded in 2013, the organization has helped millions of people and believes suicide is generally preventable and is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet. Suicide, tragically, is all too common. Not only is it a sign that someone’s suffering […]




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Serotonin Syndrome From Mixing Prescriptions Could Be Fatal

With the popularity and necessity of so many antidepressant medications available on the market today, it’s important for people taking them to understand the potential dangers of serotonin syndrome. Most adults in the United States, especially those that struggle with insomnia from time to time, are familiar with the word “serotonin.” The term conjures up […]




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Unipolar Depression vs. Bipolar Depression

Mood disorders, such as Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression, are the most common cause of hospitalization in the United States for people under the age of 45 (besides pregnancy and birth), according to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Make no mistake, the struggle is very real. Depression is a serious disease caused by […]




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10 Films and Movies About Depression

Because depressive symptoms have become such a normal part of life for millions of people, it’s no surprise Hollywood has used them as an underlying theme and produced so many films and movies about depression. Depression is more than just being blue. While quite common, there are different types of depressive disorders that vary in […]




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Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Because of the stigma associated with mental health issues, the diagnostic phrase Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) is likely to evoke images of someone in serious mental distress. In fact, this type of personality disorder is characterized by a person who’s fully in touch with reality, but prefers to spend time alone rather than to socialize […]




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9 Famous People With ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

ADHD – which causes symptoms such as difficulty staying focused or paying attention, problems controlling behavior or mood and bouts of near manic energy – is one of the most common childhood disorders. When the subject of ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder makes the news, most people associate the mental health condition with children. They’re not entirely […]




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Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms and Treatment

Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD), like many personality disorders, can be difficult to diagnose, and can cause significant impairment in a person’s life. Our personalities affect the way in which we see ourselves, relate to others and interact with the world around us. A personality disorder, like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVP), occurs […]




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Anxiety Grounding Techniques (That Also Work for PTSD)

Living with a mental illness can mean a lot of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. So much so that it can be debilitating and create serious quality-of-life issues. In order to overcome worry, stress, and to clear the mind, it’s important to have a toolbox of anxiety grounding techniques and exercises at your […]




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What is Avoidant Personality Disorder? AVPD Symptoms and Treatment

We all feed the desire to be alone sometimes, but when it consumes our daily life, it might be caused by something more serious like Avoidant Personality Disorder. To understand if it might be a problem, learn to recognize some common AVPD symptoms. Most adults can admit that they experience some social anxiety from time […]




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Skin Hunger: The Effects of Being Touch Starved

Are you touch starved from skin hunger due to being isolated from others? There’s a biological reason behind it. The human touch is incredibly important for both physical and mental health. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body and touch is the first of the six senses we develop as infants. In […]




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