Why Does My Depression Keep Returning?

You battled depression before. You felt fatigued and had no energy to do anything, your thoughts became increasingly negative, and you struggled just to get out of bed in the morning. It was awful. Luckily, you were able to find a doctor to help you. With the help of both medical treatment and therapy, you…

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You’ve been there, done that. You have been depressed, suffered from anxiety, and/or dealt with substance use. And you remember how it felt to do it alone. The loneliness just made it all that much more unbearable. You wish you had someone who knew what you were going through. Someone close to your age who…

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It all started when you realized that you were tired every day. At first, you just didn’t feel great, mentally or physically. Not horrible, just not great. As time went on things that used to make you happy stopped doing so. Your appetite changed, you had less motivation, and you felt apathetic constantly. At some…

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If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, it must be taken seriously. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 immediately. The current generation is more willing than any before to take on and talk about taboo subjects, going as far as making jokes or sarcastic expressions out of certain subjects.…

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Have you ever felt like you are invisible? That no one knows that you even exist? Do you watch other people hanging out, doing things together, or even just texting each other? Have you watched as people share knowing looks or an inside joke and wished that you had someone like that, too? Being social…

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Imagine walking on a tightrope between two skyscrapers, and the tightrope is as thin as a hair. There is no net, only the streets, dozens of stories below. Now imagine that your tiny rope is slippery, and it is all you can do to keep your balance at all. This analogy is what it can…

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If you are in your teens and the topic of going to treatment has come up, whether you thought it might be time or someone suggested (perhaps even insisted) that it’s time, of course you’re wondering if you’re too young. Maybe you see treatment as a last resort for adults that have really made a…

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Screen time is a constant in the lives of many and because of the amount of time we devote to scrolling, there is a new focus on how much screen time adolescents use each day. Research is showing a sharp increase in everything from sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and even suicide rates that parallels a…

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Negative thoughts can have so much power. It’s not like they show up like a bruise or some kind of swelling or something that you can tangibly notice. They are tucked away in your mind, quietly and exponentially replicating and infiltrating your daily thoughts. Without any notice at all, depression has control over your brain,…

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Adolescence can be very, very challenging. There are so many changes, so many decisions, and so many pressures, but it can also be fun! You can be active, have friends, even fall in love. Those two scenarios may seem worlds apart, especially if you suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, or other conditions that impact your…

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