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Feeling Down This Holiday Season? It’s Normal – Here’s Why

Millions of Americans Suffer From The Holiday Blues, It’s Important To Seek Treatment Millions of Americans suffer from the “holiday blues” every year, and there are lots of valid reasons why. Even the simple pressure and expectation that you’ll be overwhelmed with the holiday spirit can be enough to set one on edge. Add in…

Mental Illness Awareness Week

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Experience Mental Illness Each Year October 3-9, 2021 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, the focus is advocating for better care for people with serious mental illness and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be sharing stories from real people. Across the country, people experience barriers to accessing…

Postpartum Depression Symptoms

Recognize The Signs of Postpartum Depression It is very common to experience the “baby blues” in the days following childbirth. If you have the baby blues, you may experience mood swings, feelings of disconnection from your baby, crying spells, sadness, loss of appetite, or insomnia. If you continue to experience symptoms of depression after two…

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Why Am I Still Feeling Depressed And Anxious?

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Why Am I Still Feeling Depressed And Anxious? Large disease outbreaks have been associated with mental health problems, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major and long-lasting effect on our lives. The CDC reported that between August 2020 – February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of…

Depression In Older Adults

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment For Depression In Seniors In older adults, symptoms of depression can appear differently, but anxiety and depression are not a normal part of growing old. Many seniors and older adults are reluctant to seek treatment due to stigma associated with mental illness. It is estimated that one out of five people age 55…

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior that causes the person distress and difficulty functioning. There are more than 200 classified types of mental illness. Mental illness are conditions including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social phobias, obsessive-compulsive…

Telepsychiatry During COVID-19

Can I See A Psychiatrist Via Telehealth? We are living in a time of confusion and uncertainty. During this time, it can be easy for people to feel vulnerable, stressed, and afraid. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure that you’re taking care of your mental health. Data released by The Centers…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder Is A Type Of Depression Related To Seasonal Patterns Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern. Symptoms can persist for many months annually and share symptoms associated with major depression such as feeling down most of the time, losing interest in activities, and feeling hopeless…

How to Find Motivation When Struggling with Depression

How to Find Motivation When Struggling with Depression Finding motivation when you are depressed or anxious can be incredibly difficult. You may feel overwhelmed at the idea of going to work, doing household chores, or getting schoolwork done. Depression can be disabling. Depression can cause you to fall behind in daily responsibilities, prevent you from…

How to Avoid Job Burnout

How to Avoid Job Burnout What is worker burnout? Burnout can be difficult to describe and even more difficult to identify but the most common definition of it would be a feeling or state of physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often caused by external circumstances. It can also be a state of disillusionment with life…

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression Setting and achieving goals can a powerful step to making positive changes in your life and can help improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. We all have hopes, dreams, and a vision of our happiest life. Setting goals is one of the most important steps toward tackling…

How to Know if You Have Social Phobia

How to Know if You Have Social Phobia All of us have felt nervous while facing certain social situations. You must have often heard people who have acute stage fear, or that mingling with people makes somebody uncomfortable. While going on dates or giving presentations may undoubtedly be some of the topmost everyday situations where…

ADHD and Your Job

How can I manage my ADHD at work? Staying focused, completing tasks on time, remembering important details, and staying organized can be difficult if you have ADHD. Dealing with ADHD in the workplace can seem like an endless struggle. But with the right strategies, adults with ADHD can stay focused, productive, and organized. While they…

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities Mental illness affects people across all demographics. Minority communities face greater barriers to access high quality psychiatric and mental health services. Minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive poorer quality care….

Do You Struggle With Undiagnosed ADHD?

Have You Ever Wondered If You Have ADHD? Have you have struggled throughout your life with poor concentration, inattention, anxiety, impulsivity, and getting organized? Have you wondered, or has someone one asked you, “Do you have ADHD?” If the answer to any of the aforementioned questions is yes, we recommend a professional psychiatric evaluation by…

8 Ways To Reduce Anxiety

8 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, and females are more likely to suffer from anxiety. The good news is that with professional treatment, anxiety is one of the…