Suicide Among Men The Silent Epidemic

Postpartum depression is believed to affect 11 to 20% of women who give birth. New studies are now revealing that men are also at an increased risk of suffering from depression during a partner’s pregnancy and after the birth of a child. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, notes that fathers-to-be are at risk for […]

mental health crisis act

On July 6, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act by an overwhelming vote of 422-2 (1). The bill, known as H.R. 2646, started its road to the House of Representatives in 2013 as a response to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. […]

gender roles and depression

Nearly 20 percent of the American population suffers from depression, a debilitating disorder that causes a person to experience intense feelings of sadness and hopelessness (1). While depression is a common occurrence, it manifests itself differently in men and women. Understanding how gender roles can affect depression symptoms may help loved ones recognize depression and […]

schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic mental disorder that causes a person to experience psychotic episodes. This means a person may see, hear or think things are real when they actually aren’t. In addition to these symptoms, a person with schizophrenia can have a “flat” affect where they lack expressiveness and have difficulty speaking and engaging […]

depression vs manic depression

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects mood. In its various forms, depression is the third most common reason for hospitalizations for young people and adults. (1) What Is Depression? Clinical depression is exhibited by feelings of sadness that continue for weeks or months without letting up. Depression is not simply a day or […]

anger management addiction

Many people have problems managing their anger toward others and even toward themselves. If you are abusing substances, it’s important to understand that addiction often coexists with anger. Anger and Substance Abuse You may have turned to drugs or alcohol in order to block uncomfortable feelings such as anger or frustration. Substances are often perceived […]

break social stigmas mental health

An estimated 20 percent of all Americans experience a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. While mental illness is a common occurrence, many people are afraid to share their struggles with others because they fear the stigma of having others know they struggle with anxiety, depression or thoughts they cannot escape. […]

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