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Is Depression Something You Can Control?

Is depression something you can control? Or are there actual changes in the brain that cause it that are beyond our control? Research studies show that when someone is depressed, we can see many changes in the...

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Watch for Symptoms!

Are you or any of your friends struggling with symptoms of depression? Are you confused as to why you feel like you’ve fallen down into a big deep pit? Many teenagers find themselves in very...

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Make A Sunshine File

For many years I have kept a file on my hard drive called “Raves.” This is a folder in which I have saved emails, letters, screenshots, and other files that have spoken positively about me...

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Getting Help: Where to Start

Mental health problems don’t only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were...

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Change As A Teacher

Change can be one of the hardest challenges in a person’s life. It might be reassuring to know that everyone experiences some type of drastic change during their lifetime, and in most cases more...

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Grrr! Irritability And What It Means

Listen to this scenario and see if it sounds familiar: some people are really annoying. Other people just don’t mind their own business. Why is that person staring at me? Why won’t my friend text...

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Tips to Help You Through a Breakup

Whether it is a breakup with a friend or a romantic partner, everyone can agree that breakups are the worst. I have had a difficult year in which I have experienced both a friend breakup...