Feelings of depression are sometimes confused with moodiness, emotionalism, or attention-seeking, but they are neither. NO one wants to feel depressed, nor do we simply want to ride out the lingering deep sadness, or busy ourselves with distractions and trinkets that soothe us temporarily. Depression makes you feel like a ball of yarn that can […]

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Part Two: Fighting Stigmas of Addiction and Depression, Maintaining Hope Addiction and depression are taboo topics in society today. As a result, numerous misconceptions plague these disorders. Those suffering from addiction, depression or both may experience shame, guilt and fear. However, the tide has turned in recent years. Millennials, in particular, have taken to social […]

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A Candid Glimpse People who have suffered from depression just want you to listen. To really hear us. Not listen to the whiney, blaming, finger-pointing exasperations that exhaust both you and us, no..listen to the deep rumblings of our heart so that you can get a small glimpse of how we feel and who we […]

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Thank you to the Drug Rehab team for submitting a two-part guest blog this month. I am super excited about our working together to make mental wellness an international priority! Depression and Substance Abuse By Matt Gonzales Part One: How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Related Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that affected about […]

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As I am continuing to heal from years of battling depression, I reflect on the many places my feet have landed – symbolic of the places my mind has been…the uncertain, yet hopeful times I felt like I was losing my mind. I also recall the times I felt empowered and strong. I reflect on […]

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