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Peer Support to Address Depression at Work

Peer Support to Address Depression at Work

Peer Support to Address Depression at Work Depression is a major issue and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Additionally, many of our workplaces are failing to promote well being and support people living with depression. Depression can be a very serious illness that should be treated with care, especially in the workplace. There […]

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Are You Thinking on Autopilot?

How to Exterminate Your ANT’s (Automatic Negative Thoughts) The brain is a fascinating part of our bodies. So much of who we are is controlled here. Many people get caught in a pattern of thinking that may not serve them well. If you are doing it all on autopilot, then it is time to change […]

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How to Make a Bad Choice – Are You an Emotional Eater?

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Do you still think there can’t be a food addiction? Read this if you are an emotional eater (and who isn’t…):   It sounds easy to make better choices, doesn’t it? So why – although most of us know what would be best for us, do we just seem to unable to do so? Or […]

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Tips For Dealing With Fatigue Of Depression

Tips For Dealing With Fatigue Of Depression

Fatigue Of Depression Fatigue Of Depression – Living with depression can be extremely challenging, especially when you’re also dealing with fatigue. The fatigue that comes with depression can be overpowering. Not only can fatigue disrupt your daily routine, it can also make it harder to take the steps needed to get depression under control. As […]

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Back to School or University? – Here’s 10 Healthy Snacks!

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Tips For the Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Studying   Eat a Well-Balanced Snack For an energy enhancing snack, eat two slices of lean deli turkey and a dozen grapes. This well-balanced snack is high in protein and antioxidants and should tide you over until your next meal. Eat More Edamame Replace finger foods like […]

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Fatigued: Is it Hypothyroidism?

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Is Your Thyroid to Blame for Your Fatigue? When you go to your doctor because of fatigue, you will often get some blood work, among others the TSH, the thyroid stimulating hormone. What is TSH? The TSH is released by your pituitary gland (on the underside of the brain) and is stimulating the thyroid gland […]

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A Drug Free – without Antidepressants – Approach To Depression

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Depression – What to Do Except for Antidepressants? When it comes to depression and many other mental health issues, the first treatment recommended by conventional physicians is medication. In fact, antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs today. But there is increasing evidence that these medications are not as effective as we think. Additionally, […]

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Sleep Deprivation – or Could You be Depressed?

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Am I Sleep-Deprived and Tired – or Depressed?     Anytime we can’t sleep or don’t sleep enough, no  matter what the cause, leaves us tired and often in a bad mood.   But what is the difference between being tired and fatigued because you are sleep-deprived – or depressed? Symptoms of BOTH sleep deprivation […]

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Mental Health: 5 Key Actions to do Every Day

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5 Key Actions For Solid Mental Health   How much have you thought of your mental health today? Sure, you’ve thought about your physical health, because you are easily reminded of it by looking in the mirror, but chances are mental health doesn’t cross your mind very often. But it should be emphasized, at least […]

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Social and Emotional Intelligence – What is it Good for?

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What is Social and Emotional Intelligence good for? by Charlene Pickrem, CYC-P, (MA)CYS, SEIC Being aware of one’s emotions, assessing your own self accurately and doing self-awareness exercises as well as being aware of other’s feelings, contributes to the feeling of personal power and are important factors for well-being and individual and corporate mental health. How […]

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