de·pres·sion dəˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun feelings of severe despondency and dejection. What is it? First off, depression is a serious illness. It is a mental illness, and it affects more than 16 million American adults each year.(Healthline) In fact, it is often referred as the “common cold” of mental illness. Everyone gets sad from time to time, it’s […]Read more "Is My Depression Serious?"
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/guide-to-psychiatry-and-counseling Psychiatry and psychology are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both — psychiatrists and psychologists — are mental health professionals. Their area of expertise is the mind — and the way it affects behavior and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness. And both are committed to helping people stay mentally […]Read more "Guide to Psychiatry and Counseling"
http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/mental-health-bipolar-disorder#1 Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. People who have bipolar disorder can have periods in which they feel overly happy and energized and other periods of feeling very sad, hopeless, and sluggish. In between […]Read more "Bipolar Disorder"
Stress for me, is a funny thing. I am a very extreme person. To me, there is only a high and a low, there is no medium. So when I experience stress, it is like getting hit by a bus. It is like people are shoving things down my throat and I want to throw […]Read more "My Experience with Stress."
http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-symptoms-effects_of-stress-on-the-body What Is Stress? Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations — whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. During stress response, your heart […]Read more "STRESS"