Depression

Sadness Is Not Depression

SADNESS IS NOT DEPRESSION :: UNDERSTANDING HOW TO NAVIGATE DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS

Sadness is a normal emotion that everyone experiences at times. Depression represents something much more. In today’s day and age, the description of feeling “depressed” seems to be thrown around often. But what does it really mean? Depression is diagnosed when individuals experience extreme sadness or despair for at least two consecutive weeks. It interferes …

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Pandemic Era Increases Diagnosable Mental Illness Rates | Dr. Anna McCarthy

At The Mental Health Collective, we seem to be seeing an upswing in complex clinical presentations, with somatic issues accompanying them. The million dollar question is, WHY? It is near impossible to say with 100% certainty what the causal factors are. Having said that, many sources of reliable research data are showing that not only …

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Mental Health Issues

How Do I Stop Blaming Myself For Mental Health Issues?

Mental Health Issues Opening up about mental health issues can feel vulnerable. More often than not, the stigma that surrounds this highly sensitive medical topic induces fears of rejection and humiliation. Unfortunately, this often results in feelings of self-hatred and self-blame as individuals begin to judge themselves as harshly as they think that others do. …

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