Psychology

Trigger Warning: The following article discusses mental health and may be upsetting to some readers. What is a manic episode? A manic episode is defined by PsychCentral as an emotional state characterized by a period of at least one week where an elevated, expansive, or unusually irritable mood exists. Mania is a symptom of bipolar
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But what happens to the weak? (Asking for a friend). My heart aches for anyone who has recently pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and conquered some insurmountable mental health challenge—some beastly depression, panic disorder, OCD, whatever it may be—and now they’re thrown back through the wringer due
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I want to talk about depression. It’s complex, it affects everyone so differently, and it’s challenging to understand unless you’ve been there. Equally as challenging is explaining how you feel to those around you and asking for help. As a therapist I’ve seen a fair amount of people who feel like they are “failing” at
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While I’m lucky enough to work in a school where there’s virtually no stigma over mental health, many educators are not. I still vividly remember being eighteen and the youngest member on the psych ward as another patient was crying in fear of her employer finding out where she was – or worse, her students’
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Over time I had begun to feel childhood hope growing apart from me. When she had completely abandoned me is when I met depression. Unlike hope, depression was clingy, selfish and devoid of compassion. Depression with obsessive tact brought little opinions to my attention about how others were more successful than I was. Then depression
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While connecting with other people who have experienced domestic abuse, it seemed that many of us have something in common. Victims of domestic abuse struggle with identifying themselves as real victims. There is this stigma we place on ourselves that says unless we are being brutally beaten, we are not “real” victims. The truth is that there
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