Depression: It’s More than Feeling Sad

If you’re reading this post and don’t know a person who has been depressed (including yourself) please leave a comment below. This malady is so widespread, it is almost commonplace. 1 in 10 of us will have depression in our lifetime and for 1 of 10 of those  it is a fatal illness, culminating in suicide. That made me sit up and take notice. It’s a scary statistic for an illness that seems so common. Technically, depression is a syndrome...

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I’m Not Crazy! Are You Crazy?

Mental health is a tenuous thing. We all want it. And yet many of us struggle with it every day. Think of the people you know who suffer from anxiety or depression.  The numbers are staggering.  Officially one in five of us will experience a mental illness at some time in our lives. The other 4 of us will be impacted by someone who is mentally ill. So what is it?  First of all, mental illness isn’t one thing. It’s a continuum of health....

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We All Have One, But How Are You Using It?

We’ve spent some time on this site looking at family roles, personality disorders, and a variety of other topics, including burnout. Although I’ve worked to keep the focus on facts, I’ve tried to ensure there would be value for writers as well. Many of our stories include villains who have some sort of brain dysfunction. I have received a number of emails asking questions about these irregularities and how they might affect...

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