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Real Men Don’t Get Help
Mental Illness

Real Men Don’t Get Help

The stigma still exists: “Real men” don’t whine about their physical, mental or emotional problems. They work it out, suck …Read the Rest

14 Things You Might Not Know About Depression
Unipolar Depression

14 Things You Might Not Know About Depression

Depression is the second most common mental illness in America, but it is still misunderstood by many people. Education is …Read the Rest

How to Recognize a Depressive Episode
Bipolar Disorder

How to Recognize a Depressive Episode

Depression can creep up slowly or descend quickly. If slowly, it can be harder to notice, especially in yourself. Get …Read the Rest

The Many Faces and Facets of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

The Many Faces and Facets of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can show up in many costumes. It can be happy or sad, euphoric or desperate, energized or exhausted. …Read the Rest

Why Alcohol and Depression Don’t Mix
Addiction

Why Alcohol and Depression Don’t Mix

Alcohol abuse and depression can be a deadly mix. Often, a person with depression will also have alcoholism, and vice …Read the Rest

12 Ways to Care for a Depressed Person
Bipolar Disorder

12 Ways to Care for a Depressed Person

How can you help someone with unipolar or  bipolar depression? Those of us with a loved one who suffers from depressive …Read the Rest

More Tips on Identifying Bipolar Disorder in Yourself
Bipolar Disorder

More Tips on Identifying Bipolar Disorder in Yourself

Bipolar disorder is a life-threatening condition. It is life-threatening because many sufferers will take their own life. People with bipolar disorder are unbalanced. Medication, meditation, and therapy can keep the mood swings and other symptoms at bay. If you recognize these symptoms in yourself do not be afraid. There are many ways to get help and stay healthy. […]

8 Ways to Help Your Bipolar Loved One Cope
Bipolar Disorder

8 Ways to Help Your Bipolar Loved One Cope

Depression and bipolar disorder are often family diseases. Everyone sharing a kitchen and a bathroom is affected. In fact, in …Read the Rest

How Do I Reduce My Risk of Depression?
Self-Help & Improvement

How Do I Reduce My Risk of Depression?

By Ben Martin, Psy.D. It may not always be possible to prevent depression. However, the following strategies may help reduce …Read the Rest

Treatment for PTSD and a Co-occurring Mental Illness
Bipolar Disorder

Treatment for PTSD and a Co-occurring Mental Illness

Dartmouth Medical School researchers have adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy for people with serious mental illness and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sufferers …Read the Rest