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  • Depression may be due to brain inflammation reports new study
    Depression may be due to brain inflammation reports new study
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 10 US adults has clinical depression. Furthermore, more than 50% of affected individuals do not respond to treatment. A new study has suggested that brain inflammation may be...
  • Youth Football
    Study highlights youth football’s risk of brain damage
    Just as Super Bowl fever is mounting, a new study from Boston University (BU) suggests that playing football under the age of 12 may be linked to cognitive problems later in life. The research, published in the Jan. 28 online issue of Neurology,...
  • Chirlane McCray
    First Lady Chirlane McCray unveils mental health roadmap by summer 2015
    On Wednesday, First Lady Chirlane McCray formally announced a new mental health initiative that would bring about a more inclusive health system across the five boroughs.At the From Punishment to Public Health conference in Brooklyn Wednesday...
  • Babywearing for emotional support
    Babywearing helps postpartum depression
    Postpartum depression is a form of depression that effect women who have recently given birth. The new mother may show symptoms immediately after delivery, or may not have any symptoms for up to a year.Most women start to experience the first...
  • 10 of Swords Tarot Card
    The 10 of swords tarot card: A chance to re-evaluate
    Have you ever been in a situation where you swear things cannot get any worse than they are, and then they do? And they do again? And again? It just seems like the situation keeps getting worse and worse until finally, at last, you hit the...
  • 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...
  • 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...