The Case for Mental Health First Aid

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. That means it’s more likely you’ll encounter a person experiencing emotional or mental distress than a person having a heart attack. Many of us are trained in CPR – but not … Continued

Is Your Teen Depressed?

Teenage angst is a thing. But sometimes it’s more serious than occasional moodiness – 1 in 5 teens will experience major depression by the time they turn 18 years old. Depression is different from typical teenage moodiness. For starters, it’s not something that comes and goes – it sticks around over time. Teens with depression … Continued

Getting Help for Depression

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability and time off work. It affects all aspects of a person’s life making it difficult to function normally and accomplish everyday tasks. Think of your brain like the control center in your car. If you have bad shocks or tires that are low on air, the … Continued

Beating Common Depression Stigmas

Nearly 20 percent of men and women in the United States will experience depression at some point during their lives. Although depression is common, there are still many misconceptions and stigmas surrounding the condition. Many people still believe that depression is not a real illness and that people who suffer from the condition can choose … Continued