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Blog - Depression

Check out our mental health blog for expert resources and strategies on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.
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15 Ways to Help a Friend with Depression
Depression is an incredibly vast, challenging, and pervasive mental health condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. When someone you care about is struggling with depression, it can be difficult to know how to help. However, your support ...
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Supporting Someone After A Suicide Attempt
Warning: This article deals with the sensitive topic of suicide. If you (or someone you know) need support, call the toll-free, 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. You can also text HOME to 741741 for free, which offers 24/7 support from the...
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Depression in Women
Depression is one of the top presenting mental illnesses in women’s health, affecting millions of women each year. Depression is classified as a mood disorder, often presenting as a lack of energy, increased sadness, and feelings of hopelessness. As with ...
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Dealing with Loneliness During the Holiday Season
The holidays can be a time of great joy and great sadness, loneliness, and stress. Some days may be better, which is okay; remember to take it one day at a time. The holidays are a time of appreciation, celebration, and togetherness. Some people, unfortun...
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Ketamine: A Potential Treatment for Depression and Other Mental Health Disorders
In recent years, ketamine has been making the headlines as an effective treatment to help individuals suffering from depression. You may have also heard varying reports about its use ranging from it being a horse tranquilizer, a street drug, a treatment f...
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When to Seek Assistance for Depression Symptoms
Just two decades ago it was not common practice for medical providers to use depression screenings with their patients. Luckily with the increased focus on mental health that came at the turn of the century more and more, medical providers are requiring a...
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A Better Way to Talk About Suicide
In 2020, suicide was among the nine top leading causes of death for Americans ages 10-64. Suicide continues to be the second leading cause of death among early adolescents, ages 10-14, and young adults ages 25-34 (CDC, 2022). Despite the frequency of deat...
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: When severe premenstrual symptoms interfere with functioning and quality of life
While most are acquainted with the term PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder may be more unknown to the vast majority. The Mayo Clinic defines Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) as a “severe, sometimes disabling extension of p...
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A Brief Look into Depression and Anxiety Disorders for National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week
This week we are entering the third full week of May whichmarks National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week. This week is our country’s dedication to working towards ending the stigma against mental illness. An initiative such as this one is deeply im...
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The Science Behind the Winter Blues
'Tis the season of holiday gatherings, sipping on hot cocoa, taking visits to apple orchards, and trips to the ice rink. After enduring the sweltering heat of the summer, an autumnal breeze can feel quite refreshing. However, with all of the joy that the...
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Brighten Your Mood With Indoor Plants
“A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.” - Beth Ditto As humans, our moods can fluctuate from day to day and even hour to hour. There are times that we will feel good and be happy, while there are other times, we will experience sadn...
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Clarity Clinic Chicago Head Offers Guidance for Post-Holiday Blues
It’s easy each year to view the resetting of the calendar as a resetting of life itself, with the hope inspired by New Year’s Resolutions. But the fact is even as we begin our journey into 2020, some people will face heightened not lessor anxiety, stres...
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