Tag: Depression

Podcast | Inpatient Mental Hospital Stay (Part 1 of 2)

(Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from Gabe Howard. To learn […]

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Local veterinarian opens up about suicide rates rising throughout the profession

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Kristen Seymour rushes through the halls of Acredale Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach. She’s a veterinarian who has just finished a morning of surgeries and back-to-back appointments with pets. “I actually tried really hard not to be a veterinarian because I knew what I was getting into, but it ended up […]

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Local pediatrician weighs in breastfeeding while treating depression

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NORFOLK, Va. – Is it safe for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers suffering from postpartum depression to take medication to treat it? “No one should be telling a mother who is suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety that she has to make a choice between medication and breastfeeding,” […]

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Litesprite’s game for treating depression gets an endorsement from Bayer’s startup accelerator

Litesprite had the vision years ago to use a mobile video game to help treat patients with problems such as stress, anxiety, or depression. And it only seems like there’s more and more demand for something that can treat these problems, which afflict as many as 40 million Americans. And that’s a reason that Bayer, […]

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Handling College After a Loss to Suicide

The mission of UWG’s Prevent Program is to prevent suicides from occurring, but it also provides an outlet for students who have been touched by suicide. One student reaches out to another who has experienced similar circumstances by enlisting him or her in various activities and outreach programs that help prevent suicide. This accomplishes an […]

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Shorter days, less sunlight can lead to depression. Here’s how to fight it

× Shorter days, less sunlight can lead to depression. Here’s how to fight it With the end of Daylight Saving Time comes an extra hour of sleep and, sometimes, a bout with depression. The Mayo Clinic defines seasonal depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as depression that’s linked to the change of seasons, usually fall and […]

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Heart-Talk: The Power of Togetherness

For many different reasons, however, a lot of people shield their hearts. They wear “masks” for the personas they put forth in front of others. Isolating the heart has become almost standard in all but the closest relationships, and sometimes those go awry and leave the needs of self, family members or friends unfulfilled. The […]

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Ruminations and Worrying Ruining Your Day?

Sometimes reviewing past failures or setbacks can be healthy, a way to avoid making the mistake again. But when processing turns into ruminating, it is time to make a change.  If you find yourself continually revisiting negative thoughts that just won’t go away, listen in as Dr. Tara Sanderson gives us some tips on how […]

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Podcast: Using Music to Spark Your Inner Hero

SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Badass’ Podcast Episode Kelly Orchard is a professional speaker, author and trainer and Licensed Psychotherapist. In addition to more than 30 years in the business of broadcasting, she has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Kelly specializes in working with businesses […]

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Skills Before Pills: When Should I Be Evaluated for Psychiatric Medications?

Psychiatric medications, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, for instance, are also very valuable for treating mental health disorders. But many people wonder if and when they should consider being evaluated for a possible medication.  Here, we will outline how you may know it’s the right time to consider adding medication to your treatment plan […]

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Taking Care of Me: Getting Help for Depression and Burnout After Years of Caregiving

The terrible sense of drowning began several months after my mother’s death — though I really started losing her seven years before she died. Vascular dementia had changed her personality, making her angry, paranoid, and fearful. The close relationship we’d once enjoyed began to unravel as her disease progressed. By the time Mom died, she […]

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Podcast: Joker Movie and Mental Illness

(Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from Gabe Howard. To learn […]

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Podcast: Hiding Depression- Using Perfectionism to Hide Our Struggles

Today Gabe speaks with Dr. Margaret Rutherford who has done extensive work on the relationship between perfectionism and depression.  Dr. Rutherford tells us how childhood trauma can lead to the development of coping mechanisms that don’t serve us as adults and how those behaviors might be masking depression. Then she shares how to challenge those […]

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The Impact of the Digital Age on Suicide Prevention

Media plays a growing role in this, especially as media agencies are now sharing their messages across all digital platforms. The way in which the media portrays individuals struggling with mental health issues matters. The media’s coverage of suicidal behaviors can influence people at risk in a negative manner by inadvertently contributing to possible copycat […]

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Stories About My Brother

When my brother died, I was too shattered to write his obituary. There is little record of his 29 years of life; it simply vanished. When I type “Yush Gupta,” Google autofills “Yush Gupta death,” a brutal reminder that even on the internet, a space where nothing is forgotten, Yush is a mirage, slowly disappearing. […]

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Podcast: Parents of Children With Mental Illness

Tim’s illness took a toll on the entire family, which was only exacerbated by the lack of information and resources available to them.  In America, fewer than 100 children per year are diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia. Chrisa had to find information and resources for herself and didn’t want anyone else to have to […]

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Lizzo Gets Real About Her Blues in ‘I’m Listening,’ Kicking Off Suicide Prevention Week

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) In June, “Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo went on social media to share that she was going through a rough time, ending her Instagram post, “Life hurts.” The IG post, which has garnered more than two million views noted, “I’m depressed and there’s no one I can talk to because there’s […]

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When All Else Fails: Hold Steady

If you find yourself returning to this valley, discouraged by seemingly ineffective solutions, remember that sometimes, all you can do is steady yourself with these basic truths: It’s Symptomatic The feelings of discouragement you are battling are actually part of the condition itself. Hopelessness is a tool of depression, a symptom. It is not proof […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 10, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers new research on dark chocolate and depression, how to find a balance between mindfulness and technology, why clinging to feel-good beliefs isn’t actually good, and more! Is There a Link Between Dark Chocolate and Depression? According to the findings of a survey-based study recently published in Depression & […]

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‘Euphoria’ Is Honest About the Painful, Unglamorous Realities of Depression

On this Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Euphoria, Rue, in a send-up of noir films, imagines herself as a hardboiled detective trying to crack a case that doesn’t quite add up. It’s a moment of fantasy—a bout of mania following a depressive episode in which she watches 22 straight hours of Love Island. Throughout this episode, […]

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Those 5 Stages of Grief: Does Mourning Really Unfold Like That?

They found that, with regard to the order in which various reactions peak over time, Kubler-Ross was spot on. She was wrong, though, about the frequency with which the bereaved experience different emotions. The most important conclusion of research on stages of grief, though, is that there is no one way to grieve. Different people […]

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