Escaping the Cycle of Substance Use and Treatment-Resistant Depression

It’s not uncommon for people with treatment-resistant depression to have problems with drugs or alcohol. While some people may turn to substances to relieve their depression, drinking and drugs can make your condition worse and harder to treat. But you can get treatment for both depression and drug or alcohol problems at the same time.[…]

Know the Difference: 8 Ways to Distinguish Between Depression and Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are two common mental health disorders that often occur together. Around 60% of people with anxiety will also develop depression and vice versa. With the two conditions presenting together so often, it may be hard to tell them apart. Here are some key differences between anxiety and depression.[…]

What Are the Post-Holiday Blues?

Post-Holiday Blues Post-holiday blues usually refer to the short-lived mental distress, anxiety, and sadness that arises after the holidays.   The holidays are a busy time and they last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This period might include celebrations and get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. That’s a long period[…]

How To Support A Loved One With Holiday Depression

The days are getting shorter and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. For many of us, the holiday season means good food and fun festivities. For people living with depression, however, the holidays can be a very difficult time of year. Even for those who feel confident in their coping strategies and feel stability in[…]

Mental Health Warning Signs and When to Ask for Help

The signs and symptoms of mental health issues can vary widely in severity and frequency from person to person. That’s why it’s not always easy to determine if what you’re feeling is something situational that may pass on its own, or whether it’s something persistent that may require professional help. It’s important to know that[…]

How to Overcome Situational Depression

When a stressful or devastating event triggers a period of depression, this is referred to as situational depression. It’s common for people to experience depressive side effects every once in a while, especially when there’s an evident cause. Situational depression is different from clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD) because it’s caused by a[…]

Depression Signs, Symptoms, Latest Treatments, Tests, and More

Depression is one of the most common types of mental illness among Americans.   While everyone has experienced sadness, not everyone has experienced depression. In fact, if you’ve never been depressed, chances are that you don’t have a real grasp on what living with this complex mental illness is like. Depression is insidious. It affects[…]