Tag Archives: depression

Mental Health Month Post #1

By Zakeriah Thomas Ever since I was a young child I knew I was different. As if I just saw the world either move too fast or too slow. I had a lot of problems growing up. From my random outbursts, … Continue reading

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Depression: Warning Signs & Symptoms

I decided to write a post about depression because it is one of the most common mental disorders in the US. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 3 to 5 percent of adults are dealing with major … Continue reading

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Mental Health Support Groups & How to Start Your Own

Recreation and mental health. We all know that becoming active in the community is important in improving our mental health. But what happens when you feel too depressed to get out to see existing friends and networks? What happens even … Continue reading

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Introspection & Self-Care

This past fall I began my first semester of graduate school as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student. It was a stressful and exhausting semester since I was working part-time and choreographing a high school musical on top of being … Continue reading

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“Unique’s Story…” By Stacey Lehrer

Unique always used to talk about writing a book about her life. She worked on it off and on for years, often telling me about a chapter she was working on or what part she planned to write about next. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Kate Topp

Don’t allow the fear and lack of education from others make you feel like a burden. Don’t allow them to tell you that you are ‘faking’ your illness. You know that something is wrong. You know within yourself that you … Continue reading

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(Guest Post) My Mental Illness Journey: Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder

I wasn’t fully diagnosed with Major Depression until about 3 ½ years ago. I’m currently 22, yet I believe my depression (maybe not so severe) started much earlier. You see, I grew up in a rather invalidating environment. My mom … Continue reading

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Life After Recovery

It just occurred to me to write this blog post because I thought it would interest a lot of people. You hear the word “recovery” and you may have an idea about what it means, but once recovery happens…what’s next? … Continue reading

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Recovery Doesn’t Happen All At Once

Note: This is a re-post from another blog that I used to run. The original post is dated March 16, 2010. I recently posted a status on Facebook about how I was frustrated that people kept telling me that if … Continue reading

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The Stigma of Postpartum Depression: Guest post by Dr. Elizabeth Hatchuel

Postpartum Depression. We’ve all heard about it. Most pregnant women have read about it. Many of us know people personally who have experienced it. As one of the most common complications of childbirth, nearly 1 in 7 women (about 500,000 … Continue reading

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