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10 early warning signs of mental illness

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Mental illness is not just one type of disorder or disease. Mental illness refers to over 200 diagnoses including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, dementia and bipolar disorder. A person struggling with a mental illness is likely to have difficulty coping with everyday stressors, to the point where it interferes with their ability to lead a normal life.

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Topics: Signs of Depression, anxiety, Mental Health Awareness

3 myths about bipolar disorder you need to forget about

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 18, 2016 11:01:53 AM

In a given year, bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Bipolar disorder is arguably one of the most misunderstood disorders facing Americans today.

Also known as manic depressive disorder, it can cause serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior. From highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months. And unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function.

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Topics: Signs of Depression, bipolar disorder

What experts are saying about functioning alcoholics

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 23, 2015 3:51:17 PM

When you think of an alcoholic, what image comes to mind?

Is it someone who looks rumpled and obviously unable to hold down a job?

Those struggling with an addiction to alcohol don’t always fit that stereotype.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, Signs of Depression

Is My Child Depressed?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 4, 2015 1:33:00 PM

It’s not unusual for children to feel sad, angry or moody for short periods of time. However, when those feelings last longer than two weeks and interfere with daily activities, that child may be showing signs of depression.

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Topics: Childhood Depression, Counseling for Children, Signs of Depression

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