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August 12, 2014

All about teen depression

Don’t all teenagers lurk in their rooms and moan about getting up for school? Occasional moodiness and a little bit of melancholy is normal for teenagers, but depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional blues - it’s a serious condition. Untreated, teen depression can lead to substance abuse, self-mutilation, violence, pregnancy, and even suicide. It’s not all doom and gloom though, and there are plenty of ways teachers, parents and friends can help. Here, we take a closer look at teen depression. Understanding teen depression (more…)
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DepressionNews
August 12, 2014

Robin Williams passes away

We are sad to report that well-known actor and comedian Robin Williams has died. He was found lying unconscious in his home in Tiburon, California around 11:55am, and at 12:02pm he was declared dead. The cause of his death is still inconclusive, but the coroners suspect his death to be a suicide. According to them it was death by asphyxiation, but a comprehensive evaluation is needed to confirm the real cause. The local law enforcement will also investigate the cause of his death. (more…)
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Depression
July 29, 2014

Why do women suffer from depression more than men?

Did you know that women are 5 times more likely to develop depression than men? But don’t let that get you down, ladies! We’ll list a couple of reasons why you have a greater risk of developing the blues than your hubby, and some helpful strategies to deal with it. (more…)
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Anxiety
July 20, 2014

What anxiety does to your body

We’ve come to understand that anxiety is much more than just a feeling. Remember Tony Soprano’s first panic attack – the one where he ended up in the Emergency Room for a suspected heart attack? Well, that’s just one of the nasty ways long-term stress can present itself. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 16, 2014

Does having kids make you happy?

For many people, getting married and having kids are entirely normal (and often wanted) life events. And those people who do go on to have children will tell you how happy they are with their latest addition - if you haven’t already seen the pictures on Facebook. Fair enough. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 10, 2014

Don’t panic on Panic Awareness Day

Have you ever had the feeling that you can’t breathe? Your heart is racing, you feel sweaty and the world seems to close in on you? You have an overwhelming urge to run, but where? And from what? This is classically how a panic attack feels! They come on suddenly and often without warning, triggered by a crowded place, an exam, a new job or an argument. If you ask someone who’s had a panic attack what it feels like, they’ll tell you: “It feels like I’m going to die.” (more…)
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Depression
June 4, 2014

Even dads can get baby blues

Most new Dads feel overwhelmed, and experience a bit of the baby blues in the first few months after their baby has been born. However, it turns out that a small percentage of Dads actually go on to develop post-partum depression, something which until now has mostly been documented in new moms. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 3, 2014

Why does winter make me SO blue?

Winter is officially here, and while the cold, dark season makes getting up and going about your business more difficult for most people, for some it triggers depression. We’re talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as SAD. (more…)
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Stress
June 3, 2014

Could you be suffering from workplace stress?

Work stress is more than just having a couple of bad days at the office. While small issues like unanswered phones, or a bust photocopy machine can cause instant stress, bigger issues like having too much work on your plate, or conflict with a boss or colleague, can lead to long-term stress. (more…)
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