Archive for the ‘Depression’ Category

How to Communicate with Someone Who Suffers from Depression

Monday, June 1st, 2015

If you have a loved one who suffers from depression, then you may be feeling at a loss as to how to help him cope with his disorder. However, it is very important that you continue to let your loved one know that you still love and support him. Here are some ways that will […]

Simple Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Mental Health

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

If you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, then your doctor has probably outlined several treatment options that may be available to you. However, some practitioners fail to address the importance of making practical lifestyle changes that can improve your overall well-being. Here are four wellness tips that can improve your quality of […]

Winter Blues: How To Conquer Them

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

While some people love cold days, snow and long nights, others find that they start feeling depressed during the winter months. Winter depression affects millions of people, and its symptoms include lethargy, weight gain, trouble concentrating at work and a lack of motivation. When it is severe, it is known as seasonal affective disorder. If […]

Suicide Causes and Prevention

Monday, January 5th, 2015

With the rate of suicide on the rise, psychologists are taking an even closer look at what may cause it and what can be done to prevent it. There are several reasons that people commit suicide, but they almost always leave clues to let their loved ones know that they are considering taking their own […]

Measuring Your Emotional Temperature

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Life is full of struggles and hassles, and you can easily become worn out, stressed and depressed if you allow yourself to feel deeply about each obstacle that you face during the day. By taking your emotional temperature, you can monitor your reactions so that you are better equipped to face a variety of issues […]

Should I Take Antidepressants?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Many people suffer from depression, but not everyone who has the disorder wants to take medicine for it. They may be afraid of the side effects, or they may think that taking medicine will make them feel inferior or weak. However, depression can have serious consequences if it is not treated. If you are suffering […]

Health Risks Associated with Depression

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Depression is a serious issue, and it affects much more than your mental health. Serious depression can cause you to feel sick and can keep you from properly caring for yourself. Here are some of the dangerous risks that are associated with depression. Diabetes Depression can cause you to take up some bad habits, such […]

Preventing Suicide

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the nation, and it is especially prevalent in young adults. The number of people who commit suicide continues to grow each year, but it can be prevented. If you know someone who is very depressed or who has mentioned committing suicide, there are some things […]

What Is a Rehabilitation Counselor?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

If you have a loved one who is struggling to be as independent as possible, then you may want to take him to see a rehabilitation counselor. These counselors are specially trained to help people with disabilities and limitations, and they focus on helping their patients gain the skills they need in order to live […]

How to Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects millions of people during the long months of winter. Between fewer daylight hours and dreary weather, these patients often find themselves feeling sad, depressed and tired. Scientists suspect that the change in the weather and the length of days alters the body’s natural circadian rhythm. The longer nights can also […]