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  • Broken Rose
    Depression and balance in life
    Sometimes bad things happen. Trees fall. Floods happen. Health fails. When you are living in with a constant level of high stress, struggling through one calamity after another, it gets easy to lose sight of the positive.It can seem like all of...
  • Music therapy
    Music therapy for depression
    Music has shown substantial benefits on individuals suffering from depression. When battling an emotional disorder, such as depression, there are various lifestyle choices to implement that can help ease the symptoms. Incorporating exercise &...
  • Focusing on a romantic breakup may be a good thing
    Focusing on a romantic breakup may be a good thing
    Many romances do not proceed to a long fruitful relationship, and when they fail, one or both parties may suffer from significant emotional distress. Not uncommonly, friends of the broken hearted romantic casualty will advise him or her to not...
  • Light of Unbearable Silent Suffering
    Light of Unbearable Silent Suffering
    How much of your life has been spent as if yellowed shades were drawn in a cut rate hotel room with a do not disturb sign hanging from the door knob? To ponder such an important question, to be sure, brings an illuminating insight, not necessarily...
  • Depression hurts
    Depression: Ways to combat it at home
    Depression is the unsettling and nerve-wracking feeling of being sad, helpless and extremely unhappy on numerous levels without a real explanation. It can leave you feeling hopeless and as if nothing can be done to help you or get you out of that ...
  • Depression in children and teenagers
    Treating depression in children and teenagers
    Studies have shown a combination of therapy and medication to be useful in treating children and teens who are depressed. However, all treatment options have risks and benefits, and treatment may vary based on other factors, such as whether or not...
  • Holiday Blues
    Can't shake those holiday blues?
    The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people suffering from depression.Experts from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of the Loyola University Health System, said they are bracing for an increase in self-destructive behavior. They...
  • Sad Girl
    Banish those post-holiday blues
    The excitement of the holidays combined with looking forward to seeing family and friends, decorating the house and preparing favorite foods, all set us up to be let down when the holidays are over.According to CBS’ “Early Show”...
  • Negativity: 4 simple reasons to remove it from your life
    Negativity: 4 simple reasons to remove it from your life
    Life can be a struggle. While you are looking for encouragement, it can be easy to find people who enjoy your pain and feel better about themselves by keeping you feeling sad, desperate, and alone. Being surrounded by positive people on a regular...
  • Hang out with happy people!
    Hang out with happy people!
    Most of us enjoy hanging around people who are always happy and full of laughter. They remain cheerful even with bills to pay, children to raise, aging parents to care for, co-worker or boss tensions, work overload...the less of stressors in...
  • Kissing
    Returning citizen uses holiday season to recharge his batteries
    Christmas time should be one of the happiest times for Christians around the world, but occasionally, there are those who find the holiday to be one of the most depressing ever.Depression is a year round problem that seems to go into hyperdrive...
  • Handling Relationships During the Holidays
    Handling Relationships During the Holidays
    Emotions run high during the holidays. We talk about holiday stress, loneliness, and handling family issues. But what about your relationships with your mate, or a man you just started dating, your "acting out" 17-year-old son who lives...
  • Depression
    Teen behavior problems linked to mother’s depression
    A Canadian study suggests that a mother’s depression when her child is 6 to 10 years old increases the risk of substance abuse and delinquent behaviors during the child’s adolescence. The study, published in the Dec. 22 online edition...
  • Risky health behavior more likely in children whose moms are depressed
    Risky health behavior more likely in children whose moms are depressed
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, depressive disorders affect 8% of residents in the county. The rate is higher in females (11%) than males (7%). Many of these women are moms and a new study has found that children...
  • New Year
    Holiday depression?
    Many warn of depression that some may experience during the holiday season. Some people may always tend to expect more than they receive for Christmas or perhaps a much-needed bonus from work did not pan out. Others miss family members that they...