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Did You Know There Are Five Types of Depression?

Life is a journey full of ups and downs, and ebbs and flows. During the hard times we can often find ourselves feeling defeated, anxious, or sad – But these emotions attached to the low points will eventually fade away in time. But if you find yourself having difficulty pulling away from the sensations of sadness, loneliness, and emptiness regardless of external factors, there may be a deeper, more serious issue at play. What Is Depression? Depression can be a complex issue to understand and deal with. Simply put, depression is considered to be a mood disorder that adversely affects […]

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Healthy Anger? How Anger Management Can Help You Focus Negativity

Have you ever been cut off in traffic and felt a rush of anger? Have you ever had a terrible customer service encounter and felt a pang of exasperation? Of course you have – You’re only human. The fact is, anger is a completely normal human emotion, and as part of a “balanced diet” of emotions it can be quite healthy. However when your anger spills over and becomes out of your control or becomes destructive and damaging to your relationships, your career, and your life in general, then it may be time to address the issue and begin to […]

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Relapse Prevention Plan Can Help Overcome Alcohol and Substance Abuse

It is commonly said that a goal without a plan is just a wish. As much as you want to stay sober, it is unlikely to happen without a relapse prevention plan. To overcome alcohol abuse, sobriety is the goal, a relapse prevention plan is the method. Recovery is a never-ending work in progress whether you are working to overcome substance abuse or overcome alcohol abuse. Even after you quit, life has a way of bringing emotions, feelings, problems, and hurdles into your path. A relapse prevention plan helps to strengthen your resolve in the commitment you have made to […]

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How Bullying Intervention Early On Can Reduce the Negative Impact into Adulthood

Chances are you may not remember your 8th birthday or what you wore to your first day of middle school. But children who are bullied, may never forget the experience and may take those memories with them well into adulthood. In 1958, a group of researchers studied the negative impact of bullying. They studied the interactions of nearly 8,000 students and found 28 percent were bullying victims who experienced at least occasional bullying. Forty years later, follow-up research showed continued negative consequences including depression, anxiety, and even suicide in bullying victims. Bullying is no longer simply an “inevitable” part of […]

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