Post-Holiday Depression

According to a survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people are affected by holiday depression, and it’s often triggered by emotional, financial, and physical stresses.

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Depression is highly treatable, and many people who seek professional help feel better. Finding the right therapist can make all the difference in getting the best treatment for depression, but it’s essential to do some homework before starting your search.

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Today, the popularity and pervasiveness of social networking sites have made “slender media images” difficult to escape, and the pressures on people to look a certain way seems to have increased.

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Studies confirm that social media is affecting the mental health of adolescents and adults — with both positive and negative results.

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CBT has grown to become a preferred form of talk therapy treatment for many of today’s mental health practitioners, and for a good reason — it is quite useful.

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No matter how amicable your breakup, divorce can be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences you’ll ever endure. Like any significant life event, divorce disrupts virtually all aspects of your life.

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Traumatic events like the death of a close family member, mental illness in the family, or the pain of your parents’ divorce can significantly impact your mental health going forward — so can the types of relationships you formed with your parents and friends.

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Creativity is a good thing, too. Scientists are continuing to uncover encouraging evidence that engaging in creative activities — from painting to potting plants to planning parties — is beneficial to your mental health and well-being.

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Whether it’s your first or your fourth delivery, having a baby will mean significant changes for any woman. You’re making adjustments to your living arrangements to accommodate a new member of the family, your daily schedule drastically detours from your pre-pregnancy norm, and the physical differences in your postpartum body bring on an entirely new set of challenges. However, perhaps the most significant changes women experience after giving birth are mental or emotional.

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Young adults are particularly susceptible to developing mental illness. Unfortunately, they are not always aware of the possibility of experiencing a mental health challenge before they leave home. Teaching young adults about what they may face and how to address their emotional concerns can allow them to take control of their life. 

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