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national unfriend day
13
Nov

National Unfriend Day: Time for a Social Media Cleanse

Ever consider how your social media habits affect your mental health?  Not surprisingly, the use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, can positively or negatively influence your mental state depending on how much energy you devote to crafting a personal narrative, making social comparisons, or keeping up with an endless friends list....
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major depressive disorder treatments
26
Oct

Major Depressive Disorder Treatment Options

Everybody has moments where they feel sad, unmotivated, or hopeless. However, for people with depression, this depressed mood doesn’t just go away. A major depressive episode can be dangerously intense and cause serious side effects. It’s important to know that depression is a mental illness that requires professional mental health treatment. However, for people affected...
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coronavirus depression treatment Florida
05
Oct

COVID Depression Now Affects Millions of Americans

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, more mental health professionals are noticing that the rates of mental illness in the United States are continuing to increase. For many people, including those in our St. Cloud, Florida community, that means grappling with COVID depression. But why does COVID have such an impact on mental health? And what...
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mental health and well-being
07
Apr

Are Your Mental Health and Well-Being Being Impacted By Social Isolation?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you may feel that your mental health and well-being have fallen to the wayside. Social distancing is a great way to stay safe from COVID-19, but it may not help your mental health. This is especially true if you’re living with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety. But...
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How to Beat Coronavirus Depression While Staying Healthy
31
Mar

How to Beat Coronavirus Depression While Staying Healthy

With the coronavirus outbreak, many people have fallen into what experts call a coronavirus depression. This problem affects millions of people, but it’s especially present in people already living with clinical depression. Even if you’ve never received a mental health diagnosis, you could still be at-risk for depression due to COVID-19. Groups that may face...
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self-harm recovery
20
Mar

How to Stop Self-Harm with 6 Steps

Learning how to stop self-harm starts with these tips. Find out more on self-harm recovery as well as how The Blackberry Center can help you stop self-harming behaviors for good. Treating Self-Harming Behaviors Learning how to stop self-harm is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. For many people who self-harm, it can feel incredibly...
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inpatient depression treatment
23
Oct

Making Inpatient Depression Treatment Centers Feel Like Home

There are a lot of reasons to be nervous about inpatient depression treatment centers, but one of the most common concerns is the comfort of the facility. With a variety of outpatient treatment options, why not just stay at home and deal with your depression by attending meetings and therapy sessions? Well, as it turns...
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florida to require mental health class
24
Jul

Florida Will Require Mental Health Classes in Public Schools

The Florida State Board of Education recently announced its intention to make a major adaptation to the public school curriculum. The change? Florida will require mental health classes to be incorporated into each school district’s program of study. No doubt the increase in the prevalence of major depressive disorder among teens and young adults is...
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Depression and Substance Abuse
17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

To ensure accuracy, this article was reviewed by Dr. Jenny Wells. Dr. Wells is a Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years experience, and she received her PhD in Forensic Psychology from the University of Birmingham. Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about...
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