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Getting Help with Depression: The Steps and The Ways

Getting Help with Depression Let’s face it! If you’re suffering from depression you know how it interferes with your life. Trying to accomplish the simplest tasks now becomes monumentally difficult. Your once open, energetic, happy personality has been replaced by a sad, lethargic, withdrawn spirit who family, friends and co-workers no longer recognize. You may even find that those who usually love and support you may begin to avoid you since they are at a loss to help. The good (bad) news is you certainly are not alone. Statistics reveal that every year millions of people are struggling with this debilitating condition. Even worse is the fact a whopping 80% of these people are not getting any help for depression. This isn’t surprising when you consider how many parts of our society continue to hold negative attitudes toward mental illness. If you’ve ever been told by someone to just, “buck up,” you know how uninformed and unsympathetic many people can be toward someone dealing with t

Anxiety And Depression: Symptoms, Self-help, Medication and Treatment

Anxiety And Depression Anxiety and depression are common mental illnesses that affect millions of people each and every year. They are two of the most common diseases that affect the young and old alike. They are not gender specific and the victims are from all types of social statuses, geographical locations, and cultures. Separately these diseases are problematic enough, but together they can virtually incapacitate their victims. Anxiety and Depression Symptoms Anxiety and Depression  Symptoms  Separately Do you worry a lot? Feel anxious, nervous? Are you unable to control your anxiety? Do you feel wound up, tense, restless? Are your muscles achy and sore? Are you irritable? Is your sleep disturbed? Has worrying affected your life? Is it difficult to relax, calm down, cope? Those who suffer from “ Anxiety ” are beset with a vast array of symptoms and problems. Anxiousness is the most common burden, causing difficulty in breathing, rapid heart rates, fear and feelings of impending doo

Cutting and Self-Harm: Why Do People Cut Themselves and What to Do

Cutting and Self-Harm Can you identify with this story of cutting and self harm? Nancy likes the feeling she gets from taking a razor blade to her skin. The ruby blood that oozes from the narrow crevasse of the fresh cut isn’t terrifying. Instead, she is comforted because the pain she feels deep inside her is released. It’s as though by cutting her flesh Nancy is exorcising her fears, guilt, self-loathing and other pain too complex to understand. For a brief time Nancy feels totally in control that is until the next cutting session. Do you know someone like Nancy? Millions of people like Nancy choose to cut or injure themselves not from the need for attention, but as a way of coping with emotional hurt, anger, sadness, guilt. Why Do people Cut or Injure Themselves People who cut or injure themselves don’t want to die. They’re looking for a way to release internal pain. Through these actions the person feels a sense of comfort and control over their lives. At least for a short whi