Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

Why Does Depression Often Go Untreated?

Although 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. There is still a common misconception…

Depression in Men

Depression in Men

Many men are afraid to let people know about their depression because men are expected to be tough with their feelings. According to Health.com, over five million men suffer with depression in the United States. It is important for men to have the courage to admit that they have depression so that they can do…

Recognizing a Manic Episode

Recognizing a Manic Episode

Addiction rarely functions in isolation, meaning it is often accompanied by other illnesses and issues, particularly mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar depression, anxiety and other issues. One of the phases of bipolar depression is the manic episode, which can often precede and/or follow a major depressive episode. When we’re working to recover, it helps…

Depressive Symptoms Often Ignored

Depressive Symptoms Often Ignored

While being glum is a major symptom of depression, it takes a lot more to have a mental health diagnosis of depression. You may know someone showing the symptoms without realizing they are depressed. It is important to be aware of all of the actions that you or someone else shows so that you know…

How Does Bipolar Depression Function?

How Does Bipolar Depression Function?

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When we are living with addiction, we are often also struggling with mental health issues, what are often called co-occurring disorders that function alongside our addiction and compound them. Very often our issues are overlapping, and the unhealed…

How to Keep Living While Depressed

How to Keep Living While Depressed

Depression can change the outlook of how you see the world where you feel sad all the time and think it will not get better. It is important to realize that it will always get better for as long as you are alive. By surrounding yourself with positive people, tasks, and finding reasons to live,…

How Can I Heal My Depression?

How Can I Heal My Depression?

Depression and addiction very often coincide with one another, and for many of us, we are struggling with both at the same time. Working to heal our depression can work wonders for our addiction recovery. There is no magic solution to healing depression, and just like each of us has so many different experiences and…

Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression

We may just viewed people who are depressed as young people who are dealing with the stresses of school or finding a job or supporting their family. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than two million people ages 65 and older have some form of depression. It is important that depression is…