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Unhappiness is a normal human emotion. Everyone experiences it at some point in their lives, possibly even for extended periods of time. The word “depression” can be used for these times. However, major depressive disorder is more complicated and much more serious. Scarily, hidden symptoms of ... Views: 13
Ever heard of how pretending to be happy and smiling can actually make you feel happier? Likewise, negative emotions and thoughts have the same effect on your mind and body. What you think and tell yourself on a regular basis, your mind will start to believe is the truth and you can skew your ... Views: 25
Many people joke about mental health issues and are perfectly comfortable doing so. “Oh, I’m just a little OCD” they say while straightening photos and lining up pencils. Or maybe explain with a slightly guilty laugh “You know me, always late and forgetful, blame it on my mild Bipolar.”
All ... Views: 42
Many Canadians suffer from mental health issues. In fact, one in five have suffered symptoms of depression. This is no different among older adults, where five to 10 per cent of seniors will experience a depressive disorder that is serious enough to require treatment.
Managing feelings of ... Views: 35
Dysthymia or chronic depression is a common symptom of codependency; however, many codependents aren’t aware that they’re depressed. Because the symptoms are mild, most people with chronic depression wait ten years before seeking treatment.Dysthymia doesn’t usually impair daily functioning, but ... Views: 77
It has been just over a year now since the wake of Robin Williams's suicide resulted in a variety of questions and open forums for exploring & sharing information on the subjects of mental health & well-being, especially depression. I thought it a potent time to re-share the following ... Views: 61
For most people, when we feel sad we eat a bit of chocolate, watch a favorite movie or get together with friends and family. Unfortunately, serious depression cannot be cured by taking a vacation or having a laugh. It is something that affects your entire life and can be very difficult to ... Views: 42
Last night I was fortunate enough to participate in a monthly meet-up with fellow Miller Voice Method teachers-in-training. The meet-up was overseen by Scott Miller, head teacher of the Miller Voice Method. Another teacher and I led the exercises for the evening. It was truly inspiring to be in ... Views: 43
When I got into health care several years ago, I thought naively that I don’t want to work in mental health. By declaring this, I was of the mindset that I would not then have to treat people with depression. I did not want to feel down and hopeless like they did. Well guess what? If you ... Views: 72
Depression goes beyond the normal ups and downs of life. Sufferers of depression experience days, months and years of extreme lows that include a disinterest in life. Although the exact cause of depression is unknown, genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a role in the ... Views: 45
We all experience guilt from time to time. But many of us have a hard time letting go of it and find it difficult to forgive ourselves, even though we may readily forgive others. First of all, it's important to recognize whether our guilt is true or false. Just because we feel guilty, that ... Views: 52
How to Throw a Successful Pity Party and Then Start Thriving Again
I have discussed this thought in previous articles, but this time I will state it in the form of an affirmation: "There is a reason of greater good for everything that happens."
Acknowledging that there is a greater good ... Views: 63
Depression is a serious medical condition that can impact anybody. There is no race, ethnicity, age group, or gender that is immune to depression. Although, there is evidence that there is higher rates of depression among certain groups. However, many experts believe that at least some of these ... Views: 73
There are different types of depression with varying severity of symptoms and longevity. Some may only appear in episodes while others stay around for life. Types of depression include major depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, psychotic depression, postpartum ... Views: 73
Ever felt a burning sensation in your mind? It may develop due to mental stress. Mental disorder is a general term used to describe the emotional or behavioural issues. What causes mental disorder was the most discussed topic. Our changing life style and habits are the primary cause.
Everyone ... Views: 79
Happy, angry, excited, frustrated and anxious are just some of the different moods and emotions we can have throughout the day. Some things in life bring us joy, others bring us much sadness.
But sometimes, for days on end, we feel quite down without even knowing why. Many things can affect ... Views: 79
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that eight percent of the adolescent and adult population have depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes continual feelings of sadness, hopelessness and helplessness. Symptoms include insomnia, irritability, concentration ... Views: 89
How is your mood? Would you say you’re feeling happy? Or are you sad, angry or even indifferent? The events currently going on in your life can have a large impact on your mood. If you just received good news you’ll probably be feeling happy or excited. If you just experienced a loss you may be ... Views: 93
Menopause can bring out the worse in women. For many women, the age of 50 means the start of an inconvenient ride ahead. This period brings a host of changes in their body, the most notable of which is the end of their menstruation. Menopause also leads to changes in emotions and behavior. ... Views: 97
6 Things You Should Know About Progressive Mental Alignment
Progressive Mental Alignment. When I first heard about this method, I had no idea how much my life was about to change. It ended up being the most important journey of my life. The more I learned, the more I discovered the answers to ... Views: 148
Unlike a broken china cup, we with PTSD can be glued back together.
Applying things (like giving our time) can heal like a tickling feather!
Doing so not only helps others, but also takes our attention off of the past.
Filling our days with caring tasks proliferates a sense of joy that may ... Views: 126
A Quick Preamble:
If you've been following me for a while then you'll know and have likely already seen a previous article i wrote about the dangers of modern day, heavily refined, chemically processed sugar - and of course you'll have also seen this from me on numerous occasions:
"Fat ... Views: 132
Teachers and schools can play a major role in helping to raise a student’s self esteem as this helps to bolster the self worth and resilience of students. Self esteem is an aspect of how we value ourselves; and can affect our trust in other people, in our abilities, and affects relationships. ... Views: 172
Individual psychotherapy can help people overcome the fear of taking risks in life. To obtain important goals in life, individuals must take calculated risks. However, many people focus on failing to reach the goals they want, or they are afraid of the unknown consequences of failing. People are ... Views: 183
It is true that the word "therapy" scares plenty of individuals. Given the belief that we have a tendency to as individuals are usually self-sufficing, it's understood that individuals have the innate capability to recover and to fix after they are within the middle of a crisis. Personal ... Views: 224
The power of depression
It was like being trapped, it was like I knew I’m lost and I can’t do anything about it. I know everybody says the same things about depression: It’s feeling of hopelessness, people think you’re lazy, you have no energy, you see no point in doing things, you see no way ... Views: 210
I collapse on the floor, I am secretly lonely, I sit in the corner with my legs pulled up to my chest and I can't feel happy anymore. Does this explains any of your symptoms? No, but maybe that's the case with any of your super creative friend. I hope not. Particularly, so many of creative heads ... Views: 237
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams is a children’s story about a rabbit that wants to be Real. I, too, wanted to be Real. I wanted to be whole. To be whole is to be Real. Like the velveteen rabbit who was a stuffed bunny, I was “stuffed” with social conditioning, scuffed around the edges, ... Views: 347
People around the world suffer from many sleep disorders and one of them is Insomnia. It is one of the most common disorders that is defined by the inability to sleep properly or even sleep at all. This happens due to an underlying medical condition. People of all ages and any gender can suffer ... Views: 230
Although loneliness can be a result of not having anyone around you, I’m sure you also know that loneliness doesn’t always have to do with being alone. It’s a feeling that can exist even as you have a full and flourishing social life. Being lonely is about both, physical and emotional separation ... Views: 293
Global organizations are looking for more productivity, tighter budgets, fast growth, technological transformations, and multiple gateways generate stronger revenues. Irrespective of the size of the company, they are striving to compete for the top positions to rule the market and gain thick ... Views: 232
If you're discontented in a relationship or go from one to another or even remain unhappily alone, you may be caught in a worsening cycle of abandonment.
People tend to think of abandonment as something physical, like neglect. Loss of physical closeness due to death, divorce, and illness is ... Views: 239
Everyone experiences feelings of sadness or discouragement from time to time. Most people have these emotions for a few hours or days at a time. Up to one-fifth of the world's population, however, suffer from a condition called clinical depression, in which these moods last for several days, ... Views: 192
The New York Times wrote an article (More College Freshmen Have Reported Feeling Depressed) this month discussing how more college freshmen are reporting cases of depression. This trend does not surprise me when these freshmen have to live with the possibility of getting their bachelor's degree ... Views: 292
People with confidence are generally more successful at achieving their goals than those who have low self-esteem. Confident people are likely to get more raises and have better relationships because they lack the dependency that a large portion of the population exhibits. Here are five ... Views: 233
Many people turn to self help because of the fact that their lives are not what they want it to be…and they are oftentimes experiencing some form of suffering. In fact this is the reason why Buddhism is one of the most popular and prosperous religions today (not that this is going to be a ... Views: 394
In day to day life, we frequently use the term “Depression”, but mostly we refer it as sadness. Sadness is not depression. Sadness is natural and it occurs for various reasons but depression is more severe than sadness. Depression changes brain or it damages brain if left unchecked for long ... Views: 327
Depression is chemical imbalance in your brain but chemical imbalance is not from your birth. There was a time when you were not depressed rather you were happy and peaceful but over a period of time you developed a few habits consciously or unconsciously which led you to depression. Now those ... Views: 327
Depression and anxiety
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Depression and anxiety are of the same making, they come from the same place. Everyone has felt some level of anxiety and depression in their life, it's nearly unavoidable if you have the human condition of ... Views: 296
One of the most common mental and emotional challenges that someone can face in today’s world is depression. This is likely to be something that most people experience at one point or another.
There are then going to be others who don’t experience it from time to time, they experience it on ... Views: 383
According to statistics, depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting adults aged 60 and over. But while clinical depression is common among the elderly, it isn’t normal.
If you have been having suicidal thoughts, are fixated on the thought of death, have started ... Views: 284
If the winter cold and darkness are getting you down, here's an uplifting tip. Eat yourself back to merriment.
Yes, food is the best medicine - even when it comes to mental health. Increasingly, doctors are shifting from prescribing drugs to recommending nutritional strategies and exercise to ... Views: 311
Many people suffer from anxiety and panic attacks at some point in their lives. However, when people talk about separation anxiety, the first thing that comes to mind is that the condition affects children only.
What most people do not know, however, is that separation anxiety in adults is ... Views: 433
Depression drains you of many things, among them are self-drive, hope, and energy. It makes it difficult for someone to feel better, makes people wonder if there is even a manageable solution.
Getting over depression is not easy or quick, but it is also not impossible, you cannot flick a ... Views: 395
Sometimes an anger surges up in me about how abysmally this culture guides and takes care of its members around transitions. We expect engaged women and men to put on a happy face from proposal through honeymoon, ignoring their innate need to grieve the loss of their singlehood and honor their ... Views: 355
How do you feel when it is the Holidays? Are you excited? Ready to decorate, bake, and buy presents? Or are you dreading it? Are you feeling like "Oh boy, another year already?" Are you grieving a recent loss and can't imagine how you are going to make it through the December and the holidays, ... Views: 325
I want to write about something so important today. What do we do when life looses it’s magic? How do we move forward into the beauty within and before us every single day? How do we stop our obligations, other people’s judgements and difficult circumstances from taking away the beauty in our ... Views: 321
It is the time of year when people, especially it seems, millennials, report feeling depressed and unhappy. The less sunshine we see, the more dreary, blue, grumpy, low and unhappy people feel. What’s worse, these negative emotions lead to eating more carbs, weight gain, increased sleep and ... Views: 361