i feel empty

I Feel Empty from Depression and Anxiety

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One day, just like that, it dawns on you. Suddenly you realize, “I feel empty.” For weeks you may have tried to valiantly push through your days, but the grip of anxiety and depression offered much resistance. Nothing can deplete your spirit…
Debilitating Depression

When Depression Becomes Debilitating

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What to Know About Debilitating Depression Anyone who has struggled through a period of deep melancholy can attest to the intense power of emotions it triggers. We all suffer the occasional emotional fallout associated with difficult life events…
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Is There a Difference Between Bipolar and Manic Depression?

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Is Manic Depression and Bipolar The Same? When wondering what is the difference between bipolar and manic depression it can be a bit confusing. These two terms are still used interchangeably, leaving the impression that they are two distinct…
Holistic Wellness Meditation

Holistic Wellness: Meditation

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Every morning, the clients of Elevation engage in mindful meditation to start out the day with calmness and mental clarity. In recent years, practicing this mindfulness has become a mainstream practice, and for good reason. According to Mayo…
mental health during covid 19

Protecting Mental Health During COVID-19

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As Americans settle into very lengthy stay at home policies enacted across the nation, many might begin to experience some mental health concerns. After all, we are not built to go through weeks or months without our daily freedoms. Losing those…
depression and alcohol

Depression and Alcoholism: Co-Occurring Disorders

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There are many reasons why individuals suffer from alcoholism, and genetics, environmental factors and mental health issues are just a few explanations. Co-occurring disorders occur when an individual suffers from both a mental health issue…
Positive Effects of Antidepressants

The Positive Effects of Antidepressants

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One of the most significant medical developments in the past thirty years has been the emergence of antidepressant drug therapy. Antidepressants were the breakthrough intervention for the treatment of depression since the 1980s, and have been…
sleeping too much

Sleeping Too Much Due to Depression

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Is Oversleeping A Symptom of Depression? When you feel sad all the time, sleeping becomes an opportunity for relief. Depression depletes your energy anyway, only adding to the desire to lie down and drift off to sleep. When your depressive…
i feel hopeless

I Feel Hopeless Living with Depression

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It feels like a weight on your chest, depression does. That heavy feeling that zaps your energy and motivation, and stealing your quality of life. When battling depression, you struggle to find something, anything, to be grateful for, but usually…
how to ask for help with depression

How to Ask for Help With Depression

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I’m fine, how are you?” This reflexive response to the routine “How are you” question is many times a bold-faced lie. How much easier it seems in the moment to just lie about how we really are rather than deal with our own personal…