Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful For Those Battling Depression

  The holiday season is underway and as families gather to celebrate, it’s important to remember it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially for those battling mental illness, like depression and anxiety Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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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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Is There A Link Between Social Media And Teen Suicide?

  Experts are exploring the connection between increased social media usage and the increase of teen suicides. The Yakima Herald explores the phenomenon. 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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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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Timbaland Opens Up About Depression and Drug Addiction

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Timbaland spoke about how his position in hip hop and music in general had played a role in his battle with depression and drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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How Light Therapy May Improve Depression Symptoms on Bipolar Patients

Psychiatrists at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern picked up on recent research that found bright light can sweeten the mood in people showing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Read Entire Article Here

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Overdose-proof opioid? Scripps’ new drug could reduce deaths

Laura Bohn at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter for decades took a different approach to saving these lives: Why not make a safer opioid, one that doesn’t result in death by depressing breathing? The loss of respiration is the cause of most accidental fatal opioid overdoses. ...

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