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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Millions of people from all over the world suffer from mental illnesses such as depression. These conditions not only make life challenging, but they also expose the victims to discrimination. Every year in the first week of May, the US observes the National Depression Awareness Week. However, people also celebrate this week during Mental Health…

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Depression and Addiction

What is Depression? Depression is a common, treatable, mental health condition that affects 16.2 million Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored and stigmatized. Depression can cause those affected to feel extreme sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, trouble sleeping and over/under eating. Depressive episodes have symptoms that can last…