mental health

Blessed And Still Depressed: A Black, Christian Woman’s Reconciliation

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My depression coexists with my gratefulness, compassion, and good intentions. I am blessed, yes, but I am also depressed.

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Ask Erin: How Can I Set Boundaries With My Online Friend?

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Why do we have a hard time with boundaries? Many of us, especially women, were raised to be people-pleasers and caregivers.

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Small Talk Could Be Hurting Your Mental Health — Here Are 10 Things to Say Instead

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Small talk is about as dreary as the murky skies and as painfully vexing as the overcrowded parkway.

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Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

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Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

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Why It’s Powerful When Celebrities Like Britney Spears Talk About Mental Health

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Any Millennial and Gen-Xer will tell you that Britney Spears defined a generation.

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OCD Isn’t An Anxiety Disorder – Here’s Why That Matters

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When I was diagnosed with OCD several years ago, like most people, I assumed it was an anxiety disorder. It wasn’t until months later that I stumbled on articles debating the merits of defining OCD as an entirely separate category of mental illness.

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The First Time I Cared About Myself More Than The Consequences

I am doing this at the risk of people who may criticize or question me, because at least some part of me knows: If I don’t, something worse will happen to me, and soon.

Despite the possible consequences, I am allowing myself more than a mere moment to recuperate.

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6 Questions To Ask Someone You Love When They're Fighting Depression

Depression can be mild or intense, and depression can result from a physical, emotional, or environmental dilemma or a combination of of these factors.

Depression can be mild or intense, and depression can result from a physical, emotional, or environmental dilemma or a combination of of these factors.

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Please Understand I’m Not A Flake, I Just Have Anxiety

Does chronic anxiety ever make you feel like a flake?

Does chronic anxiety ever make you feel like a flake?

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Stop Thinking You Understand Depression

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Mild depression (more familiar to the masses than its more severe form) is like being relentlessly cold; MDD is like having extreme frostbite.

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