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How to Deal with Loneliness Around Valentine’s Day

Depression

How to Deal with Loneliness Around Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner for many people, which means celebrating with their spouse or partner and showing them extra love and attention. But for others, Valentine’s Day is a sad reminder that they are single or are perhaps grieving the recent loss of their significant other.If you celebrate it alone this year, here are a few ways...[ read more ]

Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment

Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment Experiencing recurrent panic attacks, characterized by a combination of physiological and psychological symptoms, may indicate the presence of Panic Disorder. This mental health challenge can significantly impact daily life, leading to heightened anxiety and avoidance behaviors. In this guide, we will explore the nature of panic attacks and outline a professional approach...[ read more ]

What is Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and it’s benefits

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of psychedelic substances with psychotherapy, typically in a controlled and supervised setting. This form of therapy has the potential to revolutionize mental health treatments by utilizing mind-altering substances in a controlled therapeutic setting and providing ongoing support during the journey and the integration process.   Let's delve into the world...[ read more ]

Overcoming Depression: Practical Steps

Do you experience persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, or guilt? Are you feeling tired, anxious, restless, or like you can’t focus? Have you lost interest in the activities you once enjoyed, or have your coworkers or loved ones noticed that you’ve been more irritable than usual?If this sounds familiar, you might have depression, a common but serious mood...[ read more ]

Am I Sad or Depressed?

Into each life, a little rain must fall is a way of saying every one of us will experience sadness in our lifetime. It is entirely normal and natural. But some people feel something deeper and darker than sadness, and they may feel this way despite there being no triggering event, such as the loss of a loved one. So how...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Relieve Depression

Did you know that most days, the average person has between 25,000 and 50,000 thoughts? That's an impressive amount of thoughts.But what happens when the majority of these thoughts are negative? Imagine the impact on your psyche and life if you had thousands of negative thoughts daily.This amount of negative thinking is a hallmark of depression. Pessimistic thinking is depression speaking for you. It...[ read more ]

What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness meditation, but what exactly is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)? This form of therapy uses mindfulness practices like breathing exercises and meditation to help clients break free of negative thought patterns.What Can MBCT Treat?MBCT was first developed to prevent individuals struggling with repeating episodes of depression and anxiety from relapsing. Studies have found MBCT to be very effective...[ read more ]

Get Ahead of Your Seasonal Depression this Year

If you live in a colder climate, it can be challenging to deal with a lack of sunlight and being stuck inside due to frigid temperatures during winter. It is for these reasons many people experience what is called “the winter blues.”But seasonal depression goes much deeper than this. Also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD – seasonal...[ read more ]

Here’s How Social Isolation Affects Your Health

Many of us experienced social isolation during the recent pandemic. And none of us will deny that those days and weeks were very hard. But thankfully, the pandemic is over, and life for most of us has returned to normal.But for some people, social isolation doesn’t go away; it is a part of their “normal” existence.Common Causes of Social IsolationThere...[ read more ]

Coping with Depression During the Holiday Season

During this time of year, radio and TV ads would have us believe we should all feel merry and bright. But, sadly, that’s not always the case. According to the National Institute of Health, many people experience depression during the holiday season.Some of the most common reasons people experience depression during this time of year are:Financial hardship – ‘Tis the season to be jolly...[ read more ]