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Depression Defined

DEPRESSION OVERVIEW

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed…

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Connection and Compassion for a Happy New Year

Connection and Compassion for a Happy New Year

by Lara Schuster Effland, LCSW

A client expressed relief about the coming New Year and the fresh chapter that it brings, seeing it as a promise of new beginnings and…

Kay Warren on Depression, Grief, and Hope

Kay Warren on Depression, Grief, and Hope

Choosing joy "even if my worst nightmare came true" 

Interview by Amy Simpson

Kay Warren is intimately familiar with depression. This cofounder of Saddleback Church, wife of senior pastor

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. 

By Mayo Clinic Staff 

How to create a stress-reducing playlist

by Jenni Rook, MT-BC, LCPC (Anxiety.org)

In my years as a music therapist, I've heard so many people describe music as a magical and mysterious force that somehow impacts our brains, bodies, and emotions. I've heard beautiful…

Bible Verses about Anxiety and Worry

by Candy Arrington, CBN

 

Years ago, a catchy little tune filled the airwaves, an island beat punctuated the lyrics, “Don’t worry; be happy.” While these words are easy to sing, they are more difficult to practice. World…