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6 Truths About Depression & How to Overcome It

Huffpost Healthy Living: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-firestone/depression-help_b_4018957.html

October is National Depression Screening Month. One in 10 Americans struggles with depression. A common misconception about depression is that it is something people can just “snap out of.” Unfortunately, for those people who experience major depression disorder, it’s not that simple. While depression can be serious, it is far from hopeless. There are effective treatments and... [more]

 

Defining Mental Health Terms

Anxiety disorders:

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause people to feel excessively frightened, distressed, or uneasy during situations in which most other people would not experience these same feelings.

The most common mental illness in America, they affect about 20% of the population.

Depression:

Depression is a medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health. Depression is a life-long condition that comes in periods of wellness and alternates with... [more]

 

Mental Health Issues: Women vs Men

Did you know that women are more likely to experience depression and anxiety? 1 in 4 women will require treatment for depression. Women are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men.

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Men are more than three times more likely to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder than women. Men are more likely to reveal problems with alcohol use to their health provider.

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What are the 5 Stages of Grief?

5 stages (DABDA)

Denial - refusal to accept the truth

Anger - fit of rage at family or doctor or a “higher power”

Bargaining - agreement between conscious mind and soul 

Depression - overwhelmed by emotions, withdrawing from life

Acceptance - approval of conditions, knowing tings cannot be change but it doesn’t meant you are giving up.

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Estimates of U.S. Children with Mental Disorders

Check out the statistics of children with mental health disorders in the United States.