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How Can I Help A Depressed Friend?

You Can Do a Lot for a Depressed Friend Chances are you know someone struggling with depression – it’s among the most common behavioral health problems facing Americans today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 7% of U.S. adults – that’s more than 17 million people – experienced depression in the

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5 Ways to Maintain Lifelong Friendships

Originally published by Psychology Today What’s the most important quality of a good friend? When it comes to our physical and mental health, friendship may truly be the best medicine. An Australian study showed that strong social networks may lengthen survival in elderly men and women, with good friends being even more likely to increase longevity than close family

What are Back to School Anxiety Symptoms

This article was orginally published by our partner Newport Academy There is a significant difference between temporary anxiety over school and an anxiety disorder that requires professional treatment. For example, teens with an anxiety disorder experience very high levels of anxiety. Moreover, these feelings get worse over time, rather than improving on their own. In

Why is friendship important when someone is unwell?

This article was originally published by Mental Health Foundation Why is friendship important when someone is unwell? When someone has a mental health problem or is experiencing mental distress, it is important to try to keep friendships going, even though people with mental health problems often want to see their friends less than usual. Friendship

Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

This article was originally published by Good Therapy Friendship can help people feel connected and allow for the sharing of thoughts and emotions. It may even contribute to a longer lifespan! Without close friendships, isolation and feelings of loneliness can lead to mental health issues such as depression. Studies indicate that people with less social connection may have weaker immune