Post-College Graduation Depression

Post-College Graduation Depression

Not everyone knows where life will take them after college graduation. According to an Acad Psychiatry study in 2015, 60% of college graduates who had a mental health problem reported at least one mental health problem two years later. It is important to know that after you graduate college, take everything one day at a…

Major Classes of Antidepressants

Major Classes of Antidepressants

Serotonin is the brain’s feel-good chemical, norepinephrine is connected to how alert you feel, and dopamine is the reward center of the brain. Not enough of any of these neurotransmitters is what causes depression. It is important to learn about the different classes of antidepressants so you can better decide which one is best for…

Journaling to Help with Depression

Journaling to Help with Depression

Journaling can be a great outlet for your emotions. It can be hard to express what you mean into words when you speak to someone. By writing in a journal, you can organize your thoughts and be aware of what triggers your depression to get better. Journaling can put you on the path of self-discovery.…

How to Manage Separation Anxiety

How to Manage Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is intense worry when someone you love has to go away like a parent, friend, or someone you are in a relationship with. You could be experiencing symptoms like worrying that something will happen to that person where you will never see them again which will make you not want to sleep alone,…

Recognizing a Panic Attack

Recognizing a Panic Attack

Having a panic attack is when you feel like you are about the have a heart attack. It can be a true annoyance on your life, especially being in a public place where you feel helpless. It is important to recognize the triggers that lead to a panic attack and to know that it will…

Diablo Cody Movie Controversy on Postpartum Depression

Diablo Cody Movie Controversy on Postpartum Depression

Even though we know film and television shows were created for the purpose of storytelling, audiences have a tendency to take them seriously. Serious subject matters like postpartum depression are not shown very much in entertainment mediums which, according to the American Psychological Association, says affects one in seven women. Diablo Cody’s film, Tully, experienced…

What Happens When Anxiety Goes Untreated

What Happens When Anxiety Goes Untreated

The body and the mind is created to deal with short-term threats that occur. If you are too stressed all of the time, your protective mechanisms will turn against you and result in damage to important brain circuits. It is important to never let your anxiety go untreated or your disorder can impact the mental…

Postpartum Depression for Men

Postpartum Depression for Men

Many people associate postpartum depression towards women as women feel depressed when they are awoken in the middle of the night by their child’s cries and not getting enough sleep. It can feel very overwhelming. The truth is that men can get postpartum depression as well and more men need to break the stigma so…