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    Growing further into my late twenties, I have the same thought at least once a day, “Is the world getting worse or am I just older and more aware of it all?”. Even after the extensive discussions I’ve had on this very topic with so many of my friends and family, I still don’t know where ...
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    Let’s talk about the “D” word… Depression. If you’re not directly affected by Depression, chances are that you at least know someone who is. According to The World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Let that sink in for a moment. Over 300 million people. It’s time to stop treating Depression ...
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    The most difficult thing about discussing “taboo” subjects is beginning the conversation. When you bring your struggles with mental health to light, you’re exposing your most vulnerable self. With this in mind, it’s completely understandable to approach the topic cautiously. The judgement of others might be what keeps you from saying anything. What will they say/think? Will this ...
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    “We all want to be, want to be somebody Right now, we’re just looking for the exit.”   Many people experiencing depression, mental illness or suicidal feelings are feeling alone. They feel like an outcast, like they don’t matter, like they are not providing anything positive to society and that the world would be better ...
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    Lately, my life has been undergoing some very drastic changes.  We’re moving across the country for my husband’s job, I need to find a job in a new city with my new career, we need to fix up the house and sell it; all in a span of a month! Add me trying to finish ...
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    I think the hardest part of depression is the fact that you feel like such a fraud. You feel like you might be just making all this up and others are suffering way more. It’s the feeling that no one sees your pain, that your illness isn’t as valid as a physical one, and that ...
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    Ubuntu is an  African term often translated as “humanity towards others”. Growing up in a small Northern Romanian village, I was one of those irritating children that never stopped asking ‘why’? I would ask my parents the silliest questions such as ‘Mom, why aren’t there any more dinosaurs? Why are there so many languages in ...
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    It was hard to know when it started, but I always know it has been here. It wasn’t until recently, maybe in the last five months, when it got bad. As an university student, I used to the pressures of all the assignments and having a job, but one night I broke. It was two ...
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    They are not simply introverts. They actually suffer from a disorder known as avoidant personality disorder, which keeps them from experiencing pleasure and enjoying relationships. Personality Disorders As mentioned last week, personality disorders are a specific type of mental disorder characterized by “impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits.” The traits ...
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    Mental illness is an epidemic taking over our nation. A majority of individuals have some form of a mental health problem in one way or another, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, medicated or unmedicated, accepted or unaccepted. One of the hardest things to do is to witness someone go through the stages of depression – especially ...