Tagged as Depression

Children’s mental health shouldn’t be overlooked.

“She’s going through a phase.” “He’ll grow out of it.” These are common statements adults use to explain or justify children’s behavior. We’re so quick to label kids mischievous, reserved, or hot-tempered that we often...

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How can aging affect mental health?

What do you picture when you imagine your retirement? Whether it’s spending more time with loved ones or traveling the world, we all want to experience our golden years with as much comfort and independence...

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Understanding stress, anxiety, and depression.

Millions of Americans experience some form of stress, anxiety, or depression everyday, so it's crucial for all of us to understand these three definitions.

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How can you tell if you’re depressed?

Depression has long been one of the most misunderstood illnesses. In ancient times, it was referred to as melancholia, and it was thought that those suffering with the condition were possessed by the devil. Because...

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Is the U.S. workforce facing a mental health crisis?

The stats in this infographic prove the importance of prioritizing mental health in the workplace.

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Is our obsession with physical fitness harming our mental health?

People are constantly looking for fun and easy ways to stay fit. From Zumba® and pilates to paleo and no-carb diets, there’s never a shortage of fitness trends these days. Similarly, the apparel industry has...

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Why the #BellLetsTalk campaign is so important.

Today our friends at Bell Canada are challenging the public to open their hearts and minds to the issue of mental illness. Dubbed Bell Let’s Talk Day, it’s a powerful reminder that mental health doesn’t...

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Prioritizing mental health is the key to reducing sick leave.

If you had to guess, what would you say is the leading cause of disability worldwide? Obesity? Diabetes? Chronic pain? A physical condition or illness might seem like the obvious answer, but you may be...

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How to considerately help a loved one with mental illness.

Asking for help is hard. Many of us avoid it because it makes us feel vulnerable. The fear of seeming weak or incompetent often prompts us to go it alone, which, unfortunately, just makes everything...

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Get to know psychologist and author on anxiety disorders Dr. Deborah Ledley.

Can you tell us a little about GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and how it usually arises and manifests itself? GAD is a disorder of chronic worry.  People with GAD worry about all sorts of things...

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