Teenager Beating The Winter Blues

Beating The Winter Blues

The dark skies, fewer things to do, and the holidays’ passing can make the winter blues a big part of daily life for some people. Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that impacts the quality of life and mental wellbeing of many people during this time of the year. It doesn’t always require treatment but…

person with hands over face in depression

Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

The first week of May is special for mental health enthusiasts. It is special because the entire week is for creating awareness about depression. Depression is a common mental health disorder. It affects people in their millions, yet most individuals aren’t conscious of the issues around depression. Our society still harbors attitudes that promote shame…

woman holding knees to chest on her bed thinking about the brain and depression

The Brain and Depression

Everyone feels sad from time to time. For some people, though, the sensation endures. You lack energy and ambition; you’re less productive, and your relationships suffer. Medicine has a name for this: depression. The relationship between the brain and depression is a complicated one. Don’t let anyone ever tell you to “just get over” depression,…

broken man struggles with depression and alcoholism

Depression and Alcoholism

Depression and alcoholism are not a welcome combination. Sadly, one can easily lead to the other. People experiencing depression look for relief where they can find it, and it sometimes leads them down the road to excessive use of alcohol. Alcoholism isn’t reflected in just the number of drinks you consume. It’s evaluated by how…

Group gathered around talking about National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is held on Thursday, during the first full week of October. It’s part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which endeavors to educate people about mental health and give people who need help the resources that they need. This National Depression Screening Day, take the time to consider whether you or a…