What To Know About Summertime Depression

For some people, the summer can be especially challenging. With COVID, this year’s summer plans may have changed, been curtailed, or cancelled. All of this extra free time can begin to feel uncomfortable, like living in a vacuum- empty or numb, troubled and too quiet.

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What is clinical depression, and what does it look like?

As someone who has lived with clinical depression for almost a decade, I’ve learned a lot about what depression is, what it means to me, and how it looks in my day-to-day life. One of the most important things that’s helped me manage my clinical depression is to do research on what it is, why it’s different from other forms of depression, and what that means for me.

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What You Should Know About Taking Antidepressants

Many people believe that the process of taking an antidepressant for depression or anxiety is linear; you begin taking medication, it starts working, and when you feel better, you simply stop taking it. However, the reality is more complex. Here, we map out the typical journey people experience on an antidepressant and explain a few ways to ensure you get the best care and results.

What To Know About Self-Injury

Here’s a shocking statistic: according to one study, upwards of 1 in 25 US adults have self-injured in some way. This number is even higher among teens and college students; researchers estimate that 17-35% of college students have self-injured in some way.

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How Antidepressants Actually Work

If you are someone who is considering or already taking antidepressant medication, it’s important to know facts such as what an antidepressant is, how they metabolize in your body, and how they actually help you feel better.

5 Natural Remedies for Depression

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced profound changes to our daily routines. We find ourselves unable to engage in activities we enjoyed and, in many cases, unable to be with our family and friends. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes has been the transition to working from home.