Although women report higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, men are 4 times more likely to 'succeed' in committing suicide. Men also experience differing symptoms of depression compared to women. Men are more likely to feel angry and frustrated rather than sad. Men are more likely to chose violent ways of attempting suicide which … Continue reading The Male Suicide Epidemic
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen. The lifetime prevelance of panic disorder is about 2.5%. It usually begins during adolescence or … Continue reading What is Panic Disorder?
To me, depression is one of the most unique things for someone to go through. No one likes to talk about it but if you find the courage to, it’s hard to find someone who truly understands it. People take depression as far as they can, before it chews them up and spits them out. … Continue reading One Week With Depression
Learn about their diagnosis. Every mental illness is different so every person needs a different approach. It can be very affirming when your loved ones take the time to learn about your diagnosis and the way in which it effects you. Having a better understanding of your loved one will help you make sense of … Continue reading How to help Someone with Mental Illness