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Need Help for Depression? Start With This List

It’s difficult for people in the midst of depression symptoms and their loved ones to know where to go for help. This list provides a great guide.

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When Mental Health Professionals Offer Conflicting Advice

It’s important to work with a team of mental health professionals, but what happens when they say different things?

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10 Signs It's Time to Get Help for Depression

What’s the difference between passing sadness and clinical depression? Here are 10 red flags or symptoms of major depressive disorder that signal when to get help.

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5 Steps to Cultivate Flow

Flow is a state of being when you are so immersed in a task that everything around you seems to fade into the background. Research says the benefits of flow are endless. Here's how to cultivate it.

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9 Essential Coping Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Don’t let your bipolar disorder run the show. Here are nine essential strategies that will allow you to live your full life despite your mood disorder.

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Who Do You Talk To About Depression and When?

How much information do you divulge about your depression? Patient advocate Mike Veny provides the who, what, why, and when of sharing.

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Tips for Reaching Out to an Estranged Family Member During the Holidays

Is it possible to reconnect with an estranged family member? Patient advocate Mike Veny offers five tips to decide and instructions on how best to do it.

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How to Break Up With Your Therapist

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially with a therapist. Lara DeSanto offers cogent advice supported by interviews with two mental health experts.

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When to Break Up With Your Therapist

How healthy is your relationship with your therapist? Is it time to split up? Find out when and why breaking up is the right thing to do.

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9 Ways to Manage Stress After a Natural Disaster

Up to 40 percent of victims of natural disasters develop PTSD. Learn practical ways to manage your stress when nature’s wrath comes, such as establishing a routine and self-care.