Tag Archives: Depression

The Baby Blues or is it Something More?

By Kristina Delhomme, Director—Therapy Services Having a new baby is supposed to be a joyous time. Unfortunately, many families do not get the opportunity to enjoy this time to the fullest. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and anxiety can dim the light of the joy a newborn brings. This is …

Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays

By Carolina Boyd For many the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but the season can also be stressful. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people say their stress level increases during the holiday.  Unrealistic expectations, financial pressures and excessive time commitments are common stressors.  Fortunately there are ways …

Mental Health Monday: Legacy’s Integrative Behavioral Health Approach

By Carolina Boyd It’s not unusual for most of us to turn to our primary care doctor when we get sick with a cold or hurt our backs. Now, medical doctors are becoming the first stop for mental health services–according to the National Institute of Mental Health, primary care physicians provide about half of all mental …

Mental Health Monday: Better Diet, Better Mental Health

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian It’s no secret that a healthy diet is good for you but did you know it can also be good for your mental health? There is a growing evidence that the food we eat is strongly connected to our behavior and emotions.  While there is no specific diet that has …

When Others Don’t Understand Your Mental Health Condition

By Meg Duke, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legacy Fifth Ward When you are dealing with depression or any mental health condition, it can be difficult to talk about it.  Offhand comments—whether born of ignorance or arrogance—can cut to the bone.  That is why it is important to have a group of family and friends to support …

Depression: Breast Cancer’s Forgotten Side Effect

By Winderlyon Hebert, Associate Therapy Director A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring a wave of different emotions for a woman. Feelings of sadness, fear, anger and grief are considered normal.  The shock of receiving such life changing news qualifies as a major stressor, so it’s no surprise that depression and anxiety are common among …

Mental Health Mondays: The Pet Effect

After a long day at work, nothing compares to the joyful feeling of coming home to your dog or cat. But the love of a furry friend can do more than just provide company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, owning a pet is good for your overall health.

For LGBT youth, self-harm and suicide rates are double that of their peers

By Barrett White   August means it’s back-to-school time. For some youth, this might be a time for reuniting with friends they haven’t seen for two months, settling into a new schedule, and dreading the early mornings that have eluded them all summer. For others, this time of year is not so benign—the threats of …

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Major Depression Should Be Treated Like Any Other Serious Medical Condition

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental illnesses that we as mental health professionals treat on a daily basis. MDD differs from occasional sadness that most of us experience; it often includes a more pervasive sad mood and/or an inability to feel joy, hopelessness, physical symptoms, and a significant impairment in …