Depression, Will It Ever Go Away?

Posted By: on August 22, 2019
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For those who suffer from depression, it can feel as things will never be normal again, and that the battle to feel anything-but-depressed is a lost cause. However, with therapy, and sometimes with medication and therapy, people suffering from depression can live the emotionally healthy, functioning lives that they deserve, and with a few simple pointers, can recognize the signs of a relapse and stop it in its tracks:   Why do relapses of depression occur? This is not a question with a

How Social Media Can Feed Your Depression

Posted By: on August 15, 2019
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Social media can play a large and often important role in our lives, but it can also feed right into the unhappy feelings that those suffering from depression are experiencing. For some, social media can almost take over their lives, to the point where they are continuously connected, and while others may able to cope perfectly well with this and not experience any unwanted or negative emotions as a result, others may feel overwhelmed and inadequate.   The negative cycle of social me

How To Overcome Negative Self Talk

Posted By: on July 18, 2019
depressed girl suffering from negative self talk
We often hear how our words can hurt others, to be mindful of what we say, and so on. However, the focus is almost always on harming someone else. We sometimes forget the same is true for ourselves. The way we think and speak to ourselves can dictate how we live our lives. It is something we rarely think about but can have a tremendous effect on our self-esteem and outlook on life. We interpret everything we go through and see, and when we negatively do that, we start to feel differently. The

Depression is Much More Than Just “Feeling Sad”

Posted By: on June 27, 2019
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There’s a common misconception that depression is just being sad or feeling sorry for yourself. The truth is that there is so much more to depression than just “feeling sad.” As somebody with bipolar disorder who has been going through a depressive episode lately, let me share with you some of the other ways that depression can affect you.  Loss of Energy People with depression are often accused of being lazy when they stop doing self-care or other “normal” tasks. In reality, depr

Three Reasons You Should NOT Deal with Depression Alone

Posted By: on June 13, 2019
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Depression is acknowledged as one of the most common mental health concerns in the United States. Depression is known as a mood disorder that can completely disrupt your life and the life of those you love the most. There are different classifications of Depression, but all classifications have similar effects on how you feel, think, and act: Just a few signs and indicators of Depression are: Unexplainable fatigue Loss of appetite Feeling restless Feeling sad and empty constant

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Help with Depression?

Posted By: on November 20, 2018
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If you’ve heard a lot of talk about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, there’s good reason for it. Therapists see measurable results in the behaviors exhibited by the patients when they teach CBT therapeutic techniques. People of all ages, and especially those who have depression, benefit from CBT. To understand how it might help you personally, it’s important to understand what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is all about. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101 CBT is a form of psychotherapy