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The Connections Between the LGBTQ Community and Mental Health

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: December 29, 2021 Updated: December 27, 2021 Mental health refers to our psychological state of well-being. Our mental well-being impacts how we think, feel, and act as we navigate daily life. It influences how we manage stress, how we interact with others, and how we make decisions. Research…

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Can the Holiday Season Impact Your Mental Health?

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: December 22, 2021 Updated: December 24, 2021 The holiday season is one of the busiest and most popular times of the year. We pack our schedules from Thanksgiving through New Year’s with decorating, shopping, cooking, parties, travel, and family and friends. While this time of year is enjoyable…

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What Is Seasonal Depression?

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: December 3, 2021 Updated: December 9, 2021 Seasonal depression is a subtype of major depressive disorder (MMD) that has a seasonal onset. While some people experience seasonal depression during the spring and summer, it is more common in the fall and winter. Seasonal depression is different from the…

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Do I Have Seasonal Depression?

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: November 22, 2021 Updated: November 9, 2021 Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is depression that gets triggered by the changing seasons. SAD typically has an onset in the fall when the days are shorter and darker, and the weather makes it more difficult to…

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Quality Treatment for Manic Depression

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: October 15, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Manic depression is the former term for bipolar disorder. The change was made in 1980 in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the industry standard for diagnosing mental health disorders. Manic depression was initially…

Symptoms of Depression

The Physical Symptoms of Depression

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: October 9, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021 Major depression is a severe mental health disorder marked by a perpetual depressed mood, diminished interest in activities, and impaired daily functioning. Treating depression involves a combination of psychotherapy and medications. Most people are aware of the emotional symptoms of depression,…

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Treatment Centers Available for Depression and Self-Harm

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: August 20, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021 Throughout the United States, millions of teens and young adults engage in acts of non-suicidal self-harm. The act of self-harming does not usually have a single cause. Instead, it is a maladaptive coping with overwhelming emotional pain, anger, frustration, or sadness.…

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When Is Residential Mental Health Treatment Necessary?

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: August 15, 2021 Updated: July 26, 2021 According to estimates, nearly one in five adults in the United States is suffering from a mental health disorder at any given time. Of the millions affected, roughly half will never receive treatment. For those who seek treatment, the different levels…

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Does Alcohol Amplify Depression Symptoms?

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: August 13, 2021 Updated: July 28, 2021 Depression and alcohol abuse affects millions of people worldwide. While it cannot be said that one causes the other, the two are deeply interconnected. Estimates predict that nearly one-third of people who suffer from major depression also have an alcohol use…

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Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

Added By Harmony Hills Harmony Hills Published: June 10, 2021 Updated: May 24, 2021 Mental health encompasses our psychological, social, and emotional well-being. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and factors into how we relate to others, handle stressful situations, and make decisions. When our mental health suffers, it can negatively impact all areas…