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Postpartum Depression in New Mothers

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 5, 2022Updated: April 26, 2022Few things in the world change your life more than having a baby. But if you suffer from postpartum depression, that joyous occasion could feel more like a struggle. Postpartum depression is a real and serious condition that affects approximately one in seven women. It can happen any time…

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Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 16, 2022Updated: March 11, 2022Although depression is a debilitating and paralyzing mental illness, it often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. There are a number of reasons why we never reach out for help, many of them having to do with the stigma that still surrounds addiction in our society and in our communities.Depression…

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How Do I Know if I Have Unhealed Trauma?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: January 24, 2022Updated: January 28, 2022A great many of us have endured traumatic experiences, and many of us have yet to heal from them. Sometimes, we know this. Other times, it’s much less obvious to us than it should be. The question then becomes: how can we know if we…

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What Is Seasonal Depression?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: November 27, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021During the winter months, there is reduced light and shorter days. The phenomenon can affect some people, causing turmoil in their day-to-day activities. Such people suffer seasonal depression that occurs at specific times of the year. Those with loved ones who have this disorder may…

Recognizing Warning Signs of Self Harm

Recognizing Warning Signs of Self-Harm

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: October 21, 2021Updated: October 13, 2021Self-injury or self-harm is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as burning or cutting yourself. Although self-harm by definition is not suicidal, it can be life-threatening. The desire to self-harm is a common symptom of some mental health disorders. The motivation to…

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Coping with Loneliness

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: June 25, 2021Updated: June 28, 2021Loneliness is one of the emotions we associate with negativity. We don’t want to feel it, so we reject it and do whatever we can not to have to feel it. For many of us, it can be a driving factor behind our addictions. We’re afraid to be lonely,…

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Suffering from Chronic Depression

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 21, 2021Updated: May 24, 2021Chronic depression is a debilitating condition for many people. It may lead to substance use, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It may also be time to consider seeking treatment for your…

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Getting Help for Veterans with Depression

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: May 12, 2021Updated: May 24, 2021Veterans who served in the military have gone through a lot. Many of these individuals have experienced trauma in their lives. It’s not surprising that veterans may have a dual diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse. Veterans and depression can go hand-in-hand…