Depression

Professional Athletes Speak Out About Mental Illness

by Melissa O’Neill, LCSW

Mental illness is extremely prevalent throughout our country. According to estimates by the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 44 million Americans experienced some form of mental illness in 2015, which is the most recent year for available numbers. That’s nearly one in five people aged 18 or over. And yet, by and large, disorders […]

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The Troubling Tide of Suicide and Self Harm Among Children

by Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel MD

We are well aware of the escalating rate of suicide in teenage girls and young women. Today, suicide is the second leading cause of death in female adolescents and college students. However, less known, but equally critical, is the increase in child self-harm and suicide throughout our country. According to a new study, the percentage […]

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Netflix: How Many Reasons Do You Need?

by Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel MD

On March 31st of this year, Netflix began streaming a series—13 Reasons Why—in which a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, commits suicide in the first episode. Each of the following one-hour segments showcases a specific student who shamelessly bullied her and ultimately contributed to Hannah’s death. The final episode graphically depicts her suicide: the meticulous planning, […]

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Depression: A Worldwide Problem

by Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel MD

The United States, through widespread advocacy and education, is finally moving toward a better understanding of clinical depression. But this psychiatric condition continues to be misunderstood on a global level. According to a study of more than 50,000 people in 21 countries, approximately 350 million individuals are impacted by depression. And yet, the vast majority […]

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The Connection Between the Holidays and Process Addictions

by Roseann Rook, CADC, Clinical Addictions Specialist

For those in recovery from a substance addiction or eating disorder, the holidays can prove an extremely challenging time. Certainly, this is the case for those with alcohol or food-related issues, due to the pervasiveness of spirits and treats during this season. But they are not alone. From Thanksgiving all the way through January 1st, […]

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