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How to Treat Severe Depression

Severe depression can include feelings of hopelessness, increased irritability, loss of pleasure, trouble concentrating or sleeping, or thoughts of death or suicide. It refers to depression that is more exhausting, problematic, and life-threatening, and symptoms typically interfere with a person’s everyday routine. Severe depression can threaten a person’s ability to think logically, making it harder…

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Coping Skills Development for Mental Illness

Coping skills are ways people can deal with mental health conditions to attain optimal mental health and comfort. Coping skills can take many forms. Many of those with mental illness use their own unique coping skills to manage their thoughts, feelings, and actions, and when they do, they find that they experience improved mental health…

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Recognizing The Early Warning Signs of Mental Health Conditions

Severe mental health conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia do not usually just appear one day. Most of the time, the individual’s friends, family, and coworkers begin to see small changes or feel that something isn’t normal. In some circumstances, you may be able to see the changes in your feelings, thoughts, or behavior before…

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Identifying the Signs of Mental Illness

In most cases, severe psychiatric conditions don’t develop overnight. Family, friends, and even the person themselves usually notice symptoms and warning signs of mental illness before it becomes full-blown. Mental illness can leave you feeling trapped and alone, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Reaching out for help when you suspect that you…