Depression

Depression and Suicide

Most suicides are linked to some form of psychiatric illness, particularly depression, and the more severe the depression, the greater the risk. Still, most people with major depression do not die by their own hand. Studies show that about 5 percent of depressed persons may have thoughts about suicide—suicidal ideation. Only a small percentage of […]

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Why We Need To Talk More About Mental Health In College Students

Mental illness is skyrocketing among college students. According to current research, one in five young adults struggles with mental illness, though many don’t seek help. They feel overwhelmed by new responsibilities, and anxiety can cause conflicts in school. Some of the most common mental health challenges students face include: ·     Anxiety ·     Depression ·     Eating disorders ·     Addiction ·     Thoughts of suicide […]

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10 Thinkings That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it’s often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.  As we go about our daily routines, our internal monologue narrates our experience. Our self-talk guides our behavior and influences the […]