The Unhappy Side of Anti-Depressants

The Unhappy Side of Anti-Depressants More and more people are taking anti-depressant medication every day. While a doctor may give you a prescription for anti-depressants, he may not explain the negative side effects that you can suffer from as a result of taking them. The negative side effects can affect your day-to-day living almost as much as being depressed. Anti-Depressant …

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Can Cause Shameful Emotions

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Can Cause Shameful Emotions Stigma is a negative reaction to a specific group of people that sets them apart from others. It can lead to unwarranted discrimination and prejudice. The stigma surrounding those with a mental illness is strong. Many people with mental illnesses keep their conditions a secret, for fear of being stereotyped as crazy, …

The Progression of Self-Esteem in School

The Progression of Self-Esteem in School A person’s self-esteem develops and changes throughout their lifespan. Self-esteem starts at home, first with interactions with parents and family, and then progresses through school where it’s impacted by teachers and peers. Self-esteem sets the academic and social path for many students. Those with positive self-esteem have better school attendance, earn better grades, and …

Does an Active Lifestyle Help with Depression?

Does an Active Lifestyle Help with Depression? When you’re depressed, it feels like there’s no hope for the future. You’re depressed now. You’ll be depressed tomorrow. Next week. Next Year. Always. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. By having an active lifestyle, you can start to elevate the symptoms of depression and begin to feel better. Here’s how …

Pay It Forward: Motivating through Gratitude

Pay It Forward: Motivating through Gratitude Expressing thanks has been shown to improve our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. When we remember to count our blessings, we are able to more effectively cope with stress, handle adversity, and focus on the positive. As part of our natural development, we are taught to seek validation from others through our behaviors and …

Living with Depression

Living with Depression Depression changes the way you think about yourself and the world around you. You can’t stop thinking about the negative things in your life and tend to ignore the positive ones. What you may not know is that the way you think about yourself may be the reason you are living with depression. Negative thoughts centered around …