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30 Percent of People with Depression Don’t Get the Treatment They Need

A while back we took a look at the prevalence of depression among females, with data indicating that one in every four girls have depressive symptoms by 14-years-old. Now, data also suggests that out of all people who have depression, only 30% actually get treatment. For Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical . . . . Continue Reading


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Let’s Get Real

Monday, February 26 was the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, ending on Sunday, March 4. So why is this movement so important? This year the theme from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Let’s Get Real”. The nonprofit’s website states that the goal is to . . . . Continue Reading


Why Women Stay: Understanding Battered Woman Syndrome

The term “battered woman syndrome” applies to any woman who has lived through at least two cycles of abuse from a partner. Often, people are left wondering: why did they stay? However, the reasons are complex and vary from woman to woman. Women in abusive relationships often stay because they are afraid to leave. In . . . . Continue Reading


4 Reasons Why Clutter Is Bad for Your Mental Health

  New research reveals it’s better to live a less cluttered life. While this may not sound surprising, the reality is many people’s lives are full of clutter. Your ability to think clearly and live an organized lifestyle depends on your ability to navigate through the clutter. Less is more, as they say. When you . . . . Continue Reading


The Truth About Psychological Trauma and Drug Addiction

The connection between trauma, victimization, and addiction are often overlooked when it comes to treating addiction. However, going to meetings and getting a sponsor is not enough to ensure a full recovery for everyone. For some, it is necessary to address the underlying traumatic reasons for developing and sustaining addiction. Challenges Brought on by Trauma . . . . Continue Reading


Is Mental Illness an Acceptable Reason to Call in Sick to Work?

One web developer challenged the conventional ideology behind “sick days” by letting others know that it’s okay to call in sick to focus on your mental health. There are days when mental illness can be more debilitating when it comes to productivity than physical illness. Depression and anxiety are known to result in huge declines . . . . Continue Reading


Huge Decline in Underage Binge Drinking Across America

A new report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Abuse  (SAMHSA) reveals that underage drinking rates among young people are declining. Considering we are in the middle of an opioid epidemic, any good news is a breath of fresh air. When the 2010-2012 estimates were compared to the 2012-2014 estimates, 18 . . . . Continue Reading


Mindfulness May Help Patients Taper Off Opioid Use, Study Reveals

Mindfulness, mindfulness, mindfulness: Can we stop talking about mindfulness? No, actually… we can’t. I know it seems like the word mindfulness has suddenly saturated the internet, but the reality is mindfulness has a major impact on our psychological health. In fact, a new study examined the impact practicing had on opioid use, and the results . . . . Continue Reading


Experts Concerned Netflix’s New Film Will ‘Trigger’ Anorexia

Another Netflix original program is stirring controversy. In case you missed the 13 Reasons Why debacle, you now have a second opportunity to voice your opinion. While the show 13 Reasons Why received criticism because many felt it idealized suicide, Netflix’s new film The Bone, have eating disorder experts concerned about its potential to trigger . . . . Continue Reading


Are You Are Depressed or Just Sad?

As someone who struggles with depression, I’ve struggled to decipher the moments in my life when I was depressed from the moments in my life when I was sad. Therefore, when I read a recent article, it reminded me that this is often a gray area. The clearest way I decipher depression from sadness is . . . . Continue Reading


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