Behavioral Health

How to Spot the Signs of Depression in a Loved One

Depression is common everywhere, folks. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, at least 17.3 million adults in the U.S. has had a major depressive episode (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml). That’s around 7 percent of all adults in the country. With so many people having depression, it’s very possible a loved one is living with this condition …

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Coping When Someone You Love Experiences Mental Illness

Mental illness is a serious subject, my friends, but it doesn’t get talked about enough. It’s also very common in the US, with the National Institute of Mental Health reporting that close to one out of every five adults lives with mental illness (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness.shtml). When someone is struggling with their mental health, they’re not the …

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What’s the Exercise “Sweet Spot” For Mental Health Benefits?

I bet, friends, you already know that working out is good for your behavioral health. It makes you feel better about yourself, relieves stress and tension, and triggers the release of the chemicals in your body that contribute to a happier state of mind. What we didn’t know is just how much exercise is needed …

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Depression Dominates Around the Globe

Depression is very common these days, folks, more so than you may even think. The World Health Organization says over 264 million people worldwide are affected, and that this condition is also the top cause of disability around the world (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression). But it gets even worse when you consider that while depression is treatable, many …

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Wait, the Holidays Can Actually Make You Happier?

My friends, if you’re ever done the last-minute gift dash or tried to wrangle food together for countless get-togethers cluttering your calendar around the holidays, you’ve probably already thought how great it would be to skip the holidays, like the couple in “Christmas With the Kranks.” Who hasn’t thought how much better a cruise would …

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