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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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    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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    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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    When our POTUS tweeted early Wednesday morning, it sent shockwaves through our nation. His tweet was straight to the point, leaving no further explanation. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. ...
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    They have no idea they have a problem, and why would they? The sense of superiority can blind a narcissist to the truth. Personality Disorders Personality disorders like narcissistic personality disorder consist of “impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits.” In order to be considered a personality disorder, these criteria ...
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    Suicide. When you see this word you may feel uncomfortable, overwhelmed with emotions, or even confused. With the recent suicide of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, it’s important we learn the basics of suicide and how we can prevent it.  Chester was a famous singer, married, and had beautiful children. Take a moment ...
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    On Thursday, July 20th, 2017 fans all over the internet were shocked and saddened to see the news that the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, had passed away due to suicide by hanging. The 41 year old was alone in his home at the time of his death and was found by an ...
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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 ...