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October is Depression Awareness Month: Educate, Elevate and Participate

Despite how it might feel to those experiencing it, there’s no shame in suffering from depression. It is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that in 2016, more than 16 million adults dealt with a depressive episode. Battling the symptoms of depression […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Depression Screening Day

October 4 to 10, 2020 The fall months signal a change in the weather, the coming holidays, and an end to yet another year. This time can be especially difficult for many people though. There’s the stress and expectation of family gatherings, or feelings of isolation brought about by a lack of social interaction during […]

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National Suicide Prevention Week – What Can You Do to Help?

Suicide Prevention Week – September 6 to 12, 2020. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) declared this year’s Suicide Prevention Week theme “The Power of Connection.” Sadly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),is on the rise in […]

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How Are Diseases Classified? Read the DSM-5 and ICD-11

Medical science takes a backseat to no other field when it comes to the density of its “inside baseball” jargon. Exhibit A for this argument is the fact that two of the most respected medical manuals in the world (DSM-5 and ICD-11), both of which the general public know little to nothing about, are thicker […]

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Cell Phone Addiction- Tips to Help to Get Off the Phone

For the last twenty years or so, it’s gotten harder to deny society’s cell phone addiction to the small “super-computers” everyone carries in their pockets, purses, backpacks, or in holsters hooked to their belt. More often than not, people have their smartphones out, eyes glued to texts they’re composing, games they’re playing, pictures they’re taking […]

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Nutritional Psychiatry’s Growing Importance in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

One of the most important power-players in mental health and wellbeing is the neurotransmitter serotonin. It allows the body and mind to manage mood, regulate sleep, and appetite, and even reduce physical pain. What might come as a surprise to anyone that’s not a nutritional psychiatrist, though, is that 95 percent of the body’s serotonin […]

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Erasing the Stigma and Embracing the Future

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is Thursday, May 6, 2020 The second week of May – May 2 thru May, 2021 – is dedicated to Children’s Mental Health Awareness. Bringing attention to the difficult and painful symptoms that younger Americans, who might not have the voice or capacity yet to understand what’s happening, raises the […]

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Mental Health Warmlines vs. Crisis Hotlines (A Trained Listener in Times of Non-Emergency Distress)

Bouts of mental pain and sorrow are a common part of even the healthiest person’s life. These situations are often brought on by external factors – personal, professional or family worries – and while they might not be dire emergencies, having the opportunity to talk to a trained listener can help people sort out their […]

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New York State to Require Mental Health Education in Grades K Through 12

It’s challenging to overstate mental health’s importance, especially for children who are often unable to articulate symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. In a lot of cases, their actions, which may be the result of an underlying disorder, are mistaken for rebellion, laziness or contempt for authority. Misdiagnosing the symptoms as behavioral […]

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Diet and Depression: Landmark Study Confirms Link Between Diet and Recovery From Major Depression

There’s still a public squeamishness about major depression. The stigma, in fact, is part of the mental disorder itself. Feelings of shame, guilt and hopelessness are not generally subjects people want to talk about in personal social circles, much less at work or some other professional environment where they might fall prey to biases associated […]

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