27Jan, 2016
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Things You Can Do To Overcome Depression Using Your Mind – Without Medication

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There are a lot of theories about the cause of depression in existence today, the primary one being biochemical imbalances in the brain, at least according to mainstream medicine. However, mainstream medicine hasn’t proven whether these imbalances are the true cause or simply an effect of being depressed. What we do know is that depression appears to result in changes in the brain structure and chemistry; however, these changes are also known to be related to lifestyle, emotions, trauma, activities you do (or don’t do), and in general, how fulfilled you are […]
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12Jan, 2016
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Shame stands in way of mental health help

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Stigma is a significant barrier when it comes to treating kids with mental illness. During the summer between the eighth and ninth grades, Lizzie Galoff texted seven of her friends and asked them to come over. When the girls arrived, the group settled in the comfortable basement of Lizzie’s Appleton home. “My stomach was complete butterflies,” Lizzie, now a senior at Kimberly High School, remembers feeling as she prepared to deliver a major announcement. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, my friends are going to leave me.'” Then, despite those […]
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