Who’s Your Mental Health Confidant?

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When you’re faced with overwhelming sadness or anxiety so all-encompassing that it’s impossible to do simple, everyday activities, reaching out and talking with someone about it can help. Giving a voice to your feelings can be cathartic, and it can help you to feel less alone. It’s important though, to think before hand about who you want to open up to. To help you decide, we’ve put together a list of characteristics that may make someone an ideal support.

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How to Respond if You see a Social Post about Suicide

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Social media has become an integral part of our lives. We use it to share photos and funny stories, talk about our political viewpoints and catch up with friends. It can also be a place where we feel comfortable talking about our struggles or our pain. It may be easier to write about how we feel behind a screen than sharing it with someone in person. When we’re struggling, we may isolate ourselves and social media becomes one of our only connections to others.

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Are Singles More Depressed than their Counterparts?

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Last Thursday (Oct 6) was National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), a day dedicated to raising awareness about depression and the importance of seeking help when you have signs and symptoms of depression. We took a look at data gathered over the past year, comprised of more than 700,000 screenings, and noticed an interesting trend: people who selected “single” as their partnership status scored more highly consistent for symptoms of depression, than their counterparts.

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PTSD: An Invisible Wound of War

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For non-veterans, it is difficult to imagine what combat might be like. Life-threatening experiences, violence, and death are sometimes witnessed by soldiers while deployed. These frightening missions can be obviously difficult for even the most seasoned troops. In some cases, events like these can lead to PTSD.

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