Finding Help in the Mental Health Community

By Melayne Spataro Within recent years, the topic of mental health has become more talked about than it previously has. I think this is because people are more willing to talk about the things they are going through and are willing to talk to someone else about it. For such a long time, it was …

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Politics and Mental Health

By Melayne Spataro Politics and mental health aren’t necessarily two words that are often used positively when in the same sentence. There are different versions of politics that affect mental health, including a country’s political climate and the politics of how someone is treated because of their mental health or for who they are. A …

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Useful Methods for Managing Anger

Whenever we lose our temper, we are in real danger of damaging relationships and close ties with the people that we love. Words shouted or things thrown in anger can often be extremely hurtful to our loved ones, and it can be difficult for them to understand exactly what went wrong to trigger the reaction. …

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Abigail Maher, M.A.

Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern Abby earned her Masters degree from Northwestern University where she specialized in working with the LGBTQIA+ population. In addition to her clinical work Abby is an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, a national organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth. She is a volunteer member of the Human …

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Tips on Taking Care of Mental Health

Mental health issues affect nearly 15% of the population. This data can be alarming, considering that 2/3 of those diagnosed with mental disorder remains untreated. While mental disorders are sometimes caused by chemical imbalance in the brain, some of these are caused by the experiences that we need to deal with, such as death of …

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Climbing Out Of Depression

One man is scaling each continent’s tallest mountain to heighten global awareness of depression. Twenty years after the suicide death of his father, mountain climber Joe Lawson formed Expedition Hope to help raise awareness of depression and the risks of letting the illness go untreated. Lawson’s father battled depression his entire life, until he decided …

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Causes Of Depression And Your Life Style

Depression is a feeling that we get when something bad happens and we are unable to deal with it. Even though depression is now known to have serious effects if it persists for a long length of time, the actual causes of depression are not well defined. There are some theories that suggest a multiple …

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A Review Of Techniques In Managing Your Depression

Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get best of them. As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their depression. I was told by a counselor that one of the ways to manage depression is …

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