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Practicing Self Love During Holidays

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The holidays can be a busy and stressful time. Regardless of religious affiliation, studies show that during this time of year, many people come down with depression or as some may call it the holiday blues. What are the holiday blues and what are some common symptoms? According to the NAMI, the holiday blues can…

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How to Deal with Suicidal Thoughts

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If you are having suicidal thoughts, know that you’re not alone.   According to CDC, an estimated 9.3 million adults (3.9% of the adult U.S. population) report having suicidal thoughts in the past year.  These types of thoughts develop for a number of reasons.  This type of thinking may arise out of depression, or mental illness. It could be situational…

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How Can You Tell if You’re Depressed or Just Sad?

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  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are over 16 million people in the United States who have had at least one depressive episode in a given year.  Statistics show that of these people, many do not receive treatment for their depression.  For example, a recent study, published by  JAMA Internal Medicine,…

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