Depression

Can depression cause physical pain? Find out the truth about a common symptom

Does depression hurt? “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s …

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What Mental Health Is + 11 Things It Is NOT

What is mental health? It is finally really emerging on the public radar more than ever.  About time too, because millions of people every year live with mental health issues.   People are sad about current circumstances. They’re questioning who they are. They’re anxious about the future. Simply put, people are struggling. Not that this is …

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Can depression cause fatigue? Find out the truth about a common symptom

Figuring out the cause of fatigue can feel impossible. After all, fatigue (excessive tiredness) can be caused by any host of problems. It can have physical roots, or emotional ones, and many patients spend years looking for answers to their problem. I certainly did.  I spent years after the birth of my second child trying …

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11 physical symptoms for anxiety and depression that you need to be aware of

There are about a billion possible symptoms of depression. What does it feel like for you? Does it feel like a darkness creeping over you? Or a deep pit you can never crawl out of? How about anxiety? Is it racing thoughts in times of stress? Or sweaty palms before a big presentation at work? …

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How to get fit: 5 tips for exercise when it is the last thing on your mind

I often ask myself if I’ll ever get in shape again.  How is it possible to be fit when you have little ones, and NO energy, and a billion other things on your plate?  We get so bogged down by the day to day minutiae.  Dishes. Laundry. School pick-up. Play dates. Work meetings.  Doctor’s appointments. …

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50 Must Have Mental Health Resources That You Need to Know About

I’m always on the hunt for tools for improving mental health related issues. When you’re struggling with your emotions, it really affects all areas of your life, doesn’t it? “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close My biggest goals of this blog are to create all of …

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Reading and mental health: 5 ways that diving into a book can dig you out of depression 

The benefits of reading are massive. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons What is your favorite book?  Could you even pick one? What makes it your favorite? My current top 5 are: Love in the …

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