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Depression: What You Should Know

Depression: What You Should Know

  Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many […]

How To Use Preventive Teaching To Help Your Child’s Anxiety

How To Use Preventive Teaching To Help Your Child’s Anxiety

When your child struggles with an anxiety disorder it is natural to want to protect him/her from negative feelings and negative interactions, but we know this is not possible. Doing so can actually make the feelings of anxiety worse long-term. Rather than isolating anxious children from situations we know are hard for them we should […]

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

I typed a text to my mom saying, “I don’t think I want to live anymore” then proceeded to turn off my phone. I was sitting in my bed surrounded in a puddle of tears ready to give up on life. With thoughts of suicide swimming through my head, it was at that moment, I […]

How To Find Hope When You Feel Like There’s None

How To Find Hope When You Feel Like There’s None

There are moments in your life when you feel like there is no hope. Everything you try is not working out, and it won’t matter what you do to change it because that won’t work either. There is no end in sight to your plight and you just can’t seem to view the glass as […]

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

It’s been two years since beloved actor Robin Williams died by suicide, and one major legacy of his passing has been a continued conversation about the serious effects of psychological and neurological disorders. While we’ll never know what factors and conditions led to Williams’ death, he suffered from Lewy body dementia, a brain condition that can […]

10 Signs Of Hormonal Imbalances You Should NEVER Ignore

10 Signs Of Hormonal Imbalances You Should NEVER Ignore

Our bodies are sensitive. When one small hormone goes slightly off the grid or shows up too often, it can throw your body completely out of whack. Although some hormones constantly fluctuate throughout the month, especially in women, there are some symptoms that are worth paying attention to. 1. Anxiety and depression Many different hormone […]

Perfectly Hidden Depression: Are You Afraid Of The Stigma Of Mental Illness Or Of Revealing Vulnerability?

Perfectly Hidden Depression: Are You Afraid Of The Stigma Of Mental Illness Or Of Revealing Vulnerability?

Stigma. It’s defined as “a mark of disgrace.” In the recent survey I conducted on the likelihood of people admitting depression and/or seeking treatment, what did 43.8 percent of women state as the Number 1 reason for not telling someone they were depressed? “Others would think I am weak or think less of me.“ Aka […]

Is Being a Workaholic a Symptom of Anxiety or Depression?

Is Being a Workaholic a Symptom of Anxiety or Depression?

Dedication to your work is important, especially when you’re launching a business, but according to a new study, an inclination to be on call or in the office 24/7 could actually be a symptom of a larger mental health issue. Researchers from Norway’s University of Bergen, Yale and Nottingham Trent University surveyed 16,426 Norwegian workers […]

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

Let’s be real. Everyone feels unsure. Some may struggle with it more than others, but nobody is exempt. It’s how we respond in the face of that uncertainty that makes the difference–whether we allow it to feed us or frighten us. Fortunately, it’s not a matter of chance. There are techniques to reconnect with your […]

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

Confusion and frustration can grow out of the chorus of voices in the public square from people who claim to understand depression. Neuroscience and psychology offer many theories. Unfortunately, not all of them are based on facts and others are void of faith. Depression is not simply a medical problem or a mental problem, depression […]

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