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Side Effects of Depression Medication

Depression is a disorder characterized by low mood and feelings of worthlessness and emptiness, and it can result in many thrive side effects on mood, mental state, and physical health. Many people suffer from depression, and millions do not get the treatment or medication essential for recovery. Even if people can recover from this disorder, they may have the potential …

How to Prepare for Therapy

Attending a therapy session requires a lot of preparation, especially when it is your first time. Counseling sessions help you to navigate through hard and challenging life moments successfully. Despite the good things you can reap from attending a therapy session, preparing for it is essential. This article will help you learn how to prepare for a therapy session. Below …

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Recognising the Signs of Suicidal Behaviour and What to Do About It

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) statistics on suicide, more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year. It is now the fourth leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29. The same organisation estimates that for every death by suicide, there have been at least 20 attempts. Deaths by suicide always leave a …

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3 Major Roles of Mental Health In Global Sustainable Development

The Need to Discuss Mental Health Further Of late, world leaders are hard at work to make uniform solutions to the planet’s problems. One of them is the total disregard for environmental welfare. For every human progress comes a consequence we did not necessarily intend–think of the ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions; think about its adverse effects on bodily health and …

Silver Linings

A story of resilience, overcoming trauma and hope by Bernadette Erb

Bernadette Erb remembers vividly the first time she was abused. She was 2 1/2 years old; she didn’t understand why. Later, she was sexually abused on three occasions but for fear of recrimination, she stayed silent. These scars of abuse followed her as she struggled to live her life. As she grew older, she found her courage and at the …

Why Are So Many Twenty-to-Thirty Somethings Developing Depression?

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a mental illness characterized by extreme sadness, irritability, brain fog, and loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities. There are many symptoms of depression, many of which arise in young adults in their twenties and thirties. The average age for developing depression is in the mid-20s. Although it can be hard to …

How To Deal With Depression? – Mental Health Guide

Not every sorrow in your mind is similar to depression. Depression is a much deeper problem that seems inevitable when you come across it. It drains your mind and body, leaving a void and emptiness in you. You feel tired, helpless, and demotivated without being able to find any solution. While depression seems uncontrollable, you can actually control it by …

Does Exercise Really Improve Mental Health? Here’s What the Science Says

Mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are common in adults. In the U.S., Major Depressive Disorder affects over 16.1 million adults each year. Meanwhile, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults every year.  While standard methods, such as medication and talk therapy, are used to treat these disorders, many overlook another option. One that is effective, frugal and least disruptive …

Why Millennials and Gen Z Suffer From So Many Mental Health Concerns

Millennials and Gen Z are struggling more than the generations before them. Many studies have shown that younger people are experiencing mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, the rates of mental health disorders keep rising. A Blue Cross Blue Shield report shows a 12% increase in depression in Millennials. This generation is also twice as likely to have …

Dreaming in Depression (and Other Mental Illness)

Although some interesting findings have been made about the dreams of people with severe depression, there has been no comprehensive study of their dreams. Some individuals are more likely to suffer nightmares than others. Some people experience strange dreams that don’t make sense to them. Other individuals, on the other hand, are able to manage their dreams. When it comes …