Australia: Why Youth Mental Help is In Need Of Urgent Help

A new survey of 24,055 young Australians, released today by Mission Australia, shows mental health has been identified as the most important issue in the nation. It is the first time mental health has topped the list. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Psych Central: 10 Therapist Approved Apps for Mental Wellness

Over the past few years, smartphones have become ubiquitous in our society. As a therapist, one of the ways that I’ve seen and helped clients utilize their phones is to use the myriad of apps available. There are many mental health apps out there. I’ve sorted through them and come up with a list of my top 10, in no particular order. Click Here To Read Entire Psych Central Article

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New Study Finds Different Types of Anxieties and Depression Exist

Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers in a Stanford-led study. The five categories, defined by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are: tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia — the inability to feel pleasure — and melancholia. Click Here To Read Entire Article

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Huffington Post: We Need to Start Talking About Mental Health

A woman's struggle to find answers about her mental health and a solution for her struggles. We need to continue breaking the stigma and talking more about these issues Click here to read entire article

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How to Deal With Depression During the Holidays

Fletcher Johnson with San Francisco Suicide Depression talks about how to deal with depression during the holidays. He also discusses how you can deal with a loved one who gets depressed. Click Here for Video

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Canada: It’s time to educate youth about mental health

Introducing early and legitimate education on mental health to young Canadians is vital. Not only would putting resources into education on mental health help to de-stigmatize it, but this shift could also prepare students who may end up dealing with it themselves. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Parents Depression Can Funnel Down To Kids

Fathers who show signs of depression may be more likely to have kids who show signs of depression, especially in their teen years, according to a new study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Read Entire Article Here 

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If a Friend With Depression Is Isolating Herself, Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Help

When your friend is depressed and retreating from life, how do you draw her out of her shell without nudging her into an uncomfortable situation? It’s important to recognize that depression is extremely common and, like any illness, deserves your compassion. One in six people will experience depression sometime in his or her life, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Read Entire Article Here 

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Depression Is A Serious Mental Illness Made Worse By Society’s Expectations

Everyone wants to stay healthy. When I say healthy, I mean it in all the ways. Yes, mental health is also included in the ‘healthy’ category. When I say this, I can imagine a lot of people saying “Is it really that important?” But let me tell you, if a ‘regular’ illness can end a life, do you know what mental illness does? It does the same. There’s a slight difference though. People often end up taking their own lives by committing suicide. Read Entire Article Here

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How Are You Living? Motivation for Those with Depression and Anxiety

I wanted to share some thoughts with you on they way we must live every single day, and how to create the right mindset in order to properly manage depression and anxiety, and be able to look at the future with hope. I hope this video will help you in some way if you are currently struggling.

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