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  • Depression
    There could be a bright side to being blue
    Although depression can be a dangerous state of mind it doesn't always have to be. McMaster University reported on Nov. 20, 2014 that there could be a bright side to being blue. Researchers who have been studying the root of depression have...
  • Rock Bottom
    Q&A: “I’m trying to smile, but I’ve hit rock bottom….”
    Question submitted via Formspring:“Hello, I am on the journey of my life moving leaving everything i know to move to NYC by myself. I had to stay in a shelter and am still here. I have a job but the main reason for coming here was to evolve...
  • Pondering a sunset
    4 tips for talking to someone who is depressed
    According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, known as NAMI, one in four adults and one in five youth ages 13 to 18 have suffered from some sort of mental illness in the past year. That means, chances are you know someone who is suffering from...
  • Depression and Diabetes: Know the connection
    Depression and Diabetes: Know the connection
    At last count, there are 29.1 million diabetics in the United States and 86 million prediabetics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , without proper treatment, a large percentage of prediabetics could become diabetic in...
  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol, depression and suicide
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol, depression and suicide
    A challenge doctors face when diagnosing depression in drinking patients is how much of the depression is there organically, and how much of it is caused by the alcohol. Family history of either depression or alcoholism puts a person at increased...
  • Richard Simmons missing: Fitness star suffers depression? Knee injury cited
    Richard Simmons missing: Knee injury, 'depression' keeps fitness guru secluded
    Is Richard Simmons missing from the celebrity spotlight? Many fans of the fitness guru have grown worried about a possible depression in recent months with no sight of Simmons, but the athletic aficionado recently took to Facebook to reassure his...
  • Contemplation
    Know thyself: The key to living with depression, mental illness
    You’ve heard it a thousand times: you can’t truly love and be loved until you love yourself. But for millions suffering from mental illness, this can seem a monumental task. And quite frankly, an almost unfair expectation. Who, no...
  • Amazon Says " Be Anxious For Nothing" Phil: 4: 6-7 Is Most Popular Bible Verse
    Amazon Says " Be Anxious For Nothing" Phil: 4: 6-7 Is Most Popular Bible Verse
    According to a recent Amazon list the most popular highlighted portion of the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And...
  • Robin Williams
    Suicidal Feelings Will Pass
    What people don't understand about suicidal feelings is that those feelings will pass. The problems causing those feelings will not pass and should not be ignored. But suicidal feelings will pass. So give it another day.It's still hard to...
  • Children and Depression
    Depression and Children
    Many adults are under the misconception that children do not experience depression. Some wonder, what do children have to be depressed about? The fact is many children do suffer from clinical depression. Depression in children is different from...
  • Loneliness hurts!
    Conquering the pain of loneliness
    WHY DO SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCE DEBILITATING LONELINESS?Recently, a question on a counseling Facebook page that I participate in was posed by a counselor who wanted to have a better understanding of loneliness. My conclusion is that debilitating...
  • Weight Training and its Mental Benefits.
    The mental benefits of weight-training
    The admiration of toned bodies of models, athletes and fitness enthusiasts are the products of rigorous strength training. Society recognizes that lifting weights and eating a balanced diet provides countless physical benefits. However, people don...
  • Mental Health
    Paul's story: Left untreated, mental illness threatens lives, families, jobs
    Before moving to the Capital Region, I spent my early life in Yonkers with my large baby-boomer family of seven (parents plus five children). My oldest brother was Paul, and to a person, we all remember the cold December night in 1966 when the...
  •    Depression, Suicide and Bullying
    Depression, Suicide and Bullying
    Depression is an illness that affects one in five people. Depression affects your entire body including your mind. Depression can affect your physical health including an increase in pain especially back pain, fatigue, loss of appetite or interest...
  • Every dog can with trauma
    Oxytocin, trauma, PTSD, and healing: hug a dog today
    In the article “Ebola and the dog, to kill or not to kill,” it was mentioned that if a dog owned by an Ebola patient is killed, then the patient may not be able to benefit from healing hormones like Oxytocin that they receive when in...