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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: (Part II of II)

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By Natalie Stage, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

perinatal mood disordersThere are many myths surrounding Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders,

As I mentioned in Part I, Postpartum depression is the most commonly known term for when a mother faces an illness surrounding the birth of her child, but there are many other disorders that can impact her too.… Read the rest →

The Most Common Misconceptions About Depression

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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It is extremely common for the go-to idea of depression to be someone spending their entire day in bed with a tissue box at the ready because they can’t seem to stop crying.… Read the rest →

Stress or Anxiety? How to Spot the Differences.

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For many, the words “stress” and “anxiety” are interchangeable. And while it’s true that they share similarities, they are two very different problems. According to the ADAA, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, but only 36.9% of the people suffering from a disorder seek treatment for it.Read the rest →

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: (Part I of II)

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By Natalie Stage, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Postpartum isn’t just depression.

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Postpartum depression is the most commonly known term for an illness that a mother can experience after birth, but did you know that there are many forms of illness mothers experience during the pregnancy and following it?… Read the rest →

Dethroning the Voice of Shame

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

feelings of shameWriting in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.Read the rest →

How to beat the “Winter Blues” for Good

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seasonal affective disorderBy Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Are the dark, grim winter days getting you down? Are you dreaming of sunshine? Many living in the Midwest look forward to spring. However, for the 10 million Americans who suffer from Winter Depression, warm and sunny times cannot come quickly enough.… Read the rest →