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How Can I Help Myself If I’m Experiencing Depression?
Depression robs you of your happiness and peace of mind. You might overcome bouts of depression by learning about its symptoms and what you can do to feel better.
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Will My Depression Ever Go Away?

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Will My Depression Ever Go Away?
Depression can often feel like a thick fog engulfing your brain and emotional processes. Things may feel hopeless, and life is simply marked by an incessant sadness. Many people who suffer with depression often wonder if it will ever go away.
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10 Ways to Support Someone with Depression

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10 Ways to Support Someone with Depression
If you have a loved one struggling with depression, here are some key ways you can help support them:
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What is Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment is a term that most people don't understand. Knowing your choices when considering treatments is one of the most important things to remember.
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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?

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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?
As the weather gets worse, so can your mental health. Here are some tips to help cope.
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3 More Apps

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I have three more apps you might be interested in. The first is called ReliefLink.  It has several relapse prevention planning features in one app. 1. Mood tracking plus suicidal thoughts. If the mood is low or suicidal thoughts are present, the app links to your previously made safety plan or other in app resources. 2.  Relaxation Exercises (relaxation and mindfulness)3. Relaxing Music--just hit play and you will hear calming music. Reallllly calm. It's soft so I th...
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Non-traditional Resources for Recovery Support

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On our website, underneath the tab for this blog is another tab, Resources. On that page we link to both AA and SMART Recovery. I found out about a couple more addiction supports in the community and want to share them. We found these through meetup.com.If you haven't been to meetup.com, you're missing out. This is a website that helps local people to connect with one another through common interests. Of course, there are the Boise Beer lovers-type groups, but there are also groups ...
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Helping family members understand depression

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Talking with people about your depression symptoms can be very difficult, especially if those people haven't ever had symptoms of their own. A young woman, Allie Brosh, started writing about her experience on her blog, Hyperbole and a Half. She actually started her blog way back in 2009. But, in October 2011 she started talking about depression, and then did a second entry in May 2013. She is a tremendous artist and you can listen to a great interview with her h...
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I was talking t someone lately about apps for managing symptoms and was told about an app called Worry Box. While searching for that app, I came across this article about the best anxiety apps of the year. Some of these are already listed on our resources page, but I thought I'd link to the article as well. If you happen to try any of these out, please let me know what you think of them.
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Suicide Prevention

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With the untimely death of Robin Williams, there have been many articles and programs written about suicide of late. They're hard for me to take in. When I was just starting out in mental health in 1990, I went to hear a psychiatrist speak about new brain research on schizophrenia. While perhaps the good doctor was speaking in hyperbole, he said, "The 90s is the decade of the brain! There is every reason to believe we will have a cure for schizophrenia by the year 2000". At th...
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