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Depression

March 13, 2018

What is the Relationship Between Food and Mood?

It is well known that unhealthy eating patterns can cause mood swings. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News
February 28, 2018

Depression and Addiction: Understanding Dual Diagnoses

Over 7.9 million people in the U.S. have a dual diagnosis according to a 2014 study by the National Alliance…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
January 24, 2018

When Scrolling Through Social, Keep Your Mental Health in Mind

Instagram is now the second most popular social media platform, but it was ranked the worst for young people’s mental…

Depression, News, Technology
January 17, 2018

Facing a Mental Health Challenge? There’s a Resource for That

One in five Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and more than 20 million Americans ages 12…

Be The Difference, Depression, Eating Disorders, News, Substance Use, Suicide
December 15, 2017

Feeling SAD? It Could be Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you or anyone you know experienced depression that coincided with the changing of seasons? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), more…

Be The Difference, Depression, Healthy Holidays, News
November 22, 2017

Wearing the Uniform, but Living in the Dark

No one said this job was going to be easy. But if you asked me five years into my career,…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
November 17, 2017

Discovering Mental Health First Aid through Lady Gaga, Born This…

When John Martinez lost his partner in the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, he turned to music –…

Be The Difference, Depression, News
October 23, 2017

Breaking the Silence: One Cop’s Story of Hope and Courage…

“If I don’t tell you something, I’m going to kill myself.” I said these words to my then-wife in the…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
September 21, 2017

ALGEE In Action: Helping a Friend In Need

I never expected to put the things I learned from Mental Health First Aid to use so soon. As a…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News
August 23, 2017

More Than Just the Baby Blues: Postpartum Depression

I knew the birth of my children would change me as a person, but I had no idea it would…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News
July 12, 2017

Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work

My workplace is understanding about mental health challenges. My recent viral Tweet showing my CEO’s amazing response to my request…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News
July 11, 2017

Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act

Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, with more than half prescribed to adults…

Anxiety, Depression, News, Substance Use