Depression Blog

How to Cope When PTSD Symptoms
Bring You to a Dark Place Emotionally

By Michele Rosenthal My first client, Sabine, was a suicidal 50-year-old woman with posttraumatic stress disorder. She was clearly in a very dark place. As a PTSD survivor who has had her fair share of imagining suicide to escape PTSD … Continue reading

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A Quick Screen Can Tell You if
Your Child May Be Depressed

October is Depression Awareness Month, and it’s important for people to understand that depression is an illness and can be successfully treated. Children can experience depression, too. Children across the country are getting excited for Halloween and the activities that come … Continue reading

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Dispelling Five Common Myths About Depression

There are more than 19 million adults in the United States living with depression and many more people could be suffering but are unaware that what they are feeling is depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This … Continue reading

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Worried About a Friend or Loved
One’s Moods? You Can Help

By Katie Hickey Often, when a friend or loved one has a mood or behavior change, those around the person notice. However, it can be difficult to determine whether or not it is appropriate to mention these changes. Mood changes … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Accessing Mental Health Care for Military Families

By Michelle Winning Military family members come in many forms. You could be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or friend. Supporting a service member means that you are facing unique challenges that can be difficult and stressful. While stress is inevitable … Continue reading

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Easy Yoga Poses That are Tough on Depression

By Adrian Zupp Yoga has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the last couple of decades. Still, there are plenty of people who don’t regard it as their cup of tea. But perhaps they don’t know about some of … Continue reading

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A Good Defense Against Depression: Learning

 By Adrian Zupp There is a variety of studies that support the contention that learning new skills can play a significant role in battling age-related brain dysfunctions like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. But there are also clinicians who hold the … Continue reading

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Deployment and the Holidays — Making the Best of It

By Adrian Zupp  The holiday period can magnify the sense of longing for deployed military personnel and their families back home. Stress, depression, anger, lethargy…there are a variety of negative feelings that can manifest themselves – or become worse – … Continue reading

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If You’re Holiday Cheer is Mixed With Depression, You Can Take Steps to Make it Better

By Adrian Zupp To many people, the celebratory spirit of the holidays and the darkness of clinical depression might seem like strange bedfellows. Well, the only message to broadcast on that one is, “You’d be surprised.” And when it comes … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most of the Holidays After a Death

By Christine Leccese Holidays are a time to celebrate family, friends and tradition. While it’s great to honor those things, the holidays are also a time when people who have recently lost a loved one struggle the most. The year … Continue reading

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