Tagged: depression

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Existential Depression

Since I’ve been young, I felt that my depression was different than normal. And of course, there is no normal, yet my reasons for depression are quite different. I’d like to call it philosophical...

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Reflections

The blog post includes mentions of suicide and verbal and physical abuse. Please read with caution if any of these items triggers or upsets you. February 21, 2018 was the day I survived my suicide...

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Know the Signs

We live in a society where being busy is highly valued. Everyone is on the go at all times. Therefore, when someone isn’t busy, we often refer to him or her as lazy. However,...

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Hang Out Online in the “Facing Us Clubhouse”

This is the Facing Us Clubhouse. Each room has something special to help young people with symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder. There are six “rooms” in the clubhouse, each with fun and useful tips and...

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Concealing my Depression

I first encountered depression symptoms when I was 11. As a kid who was bullied, coming from a broken home with emotionally unavailable parents, these feelings were almost inevitable. We never talked about our feelings in...

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Can Schools Influence Stigma?

Our environments can have a powerful impact on how we view things, especially in how we view the things about ourselves. Because adolescents spent a lot of time in school, their teachers, their classmates,...

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Screen Time and Mental Health

If you have an iPhone or keep some sort of track on the latest technology, then you know that one of Apple’s most recent update for iOS 12 included Screen Time, letting you know...