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Depression in Men: A Pandemic of the Highest Order

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 27, 2021 Updated: September 27, 2021 As we come out of the coronavirus pandemic, there is another pandemic that is causing damage. However, unlike coronavirus, many people don’t recognize the danger. Depression is one of the leading mental health concerns in…

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How to Care for Your Mental and Emotional Health

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 12, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 The percentage of young adults struggling with mental health conditions has increased in America over the years. Many of these young people suffer alone from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you or someone…

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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 8, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important…

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3 Signs of Seasonal Depression

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 4, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2021 If you find yourself getting blue when the seasons change, there are many others in the same boat. Seasonal depression can complicate your recovery if you haven’t developed the tools to take your thoughts and…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 2, 2020 Updated: October 8, 2021 National Depression Awareness Week is soon to happen. This important week is usually held during the first week of May. However, people also celebrate it in tandem with National Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs…

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How Grief and COVID-19 Are Connected

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 28, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2021 The coronavirus pandemic has created intense situations that lead to trauma. Even if you thought you were healthy, strong, and completely capable of functioning at the highest level before COVID-19, you might now feel overwhelmed.…

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 30, 2020 Updated: April 8, 2020 Is my loved one struggling with depression? This question crosses nearly everyone’s mind at one time or another. We all recognize symptoms such as our loved one not seeming to enjoy the things they used…

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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 20, 2020 Updated: October 8, 2021 More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 9.2 million people in the United States struggle with mental health and addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and…

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Depression and Social Media

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 26, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2021 Social media can be a great boon to your recovery and help you feel part of an online community. Yet, if you overdo it, your mental health may be negatively impacted. Depression and social media…

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Depression and Poor Health

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 4, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2021 Recent findings from the World Health Organization (WHO) say depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability across the globe. And it’s linked to other disorders and diseases, including substance use disorder, according…