Category Archives: depression

The Power of Sharing your Vulnerability with Others

I had a completely different blog post in mind when I sat down yesterday to hand write my post out before a tea date. I wanted to share other things with you, but I was pleasantly surprised last night when I turned on my laptop to discover a video that someone I admire posted online.… The post The Power of Sharing your Vulnerability with Others appeared first on BayArt.

Large Number Of Women Suffering From Depression, Anxiety, Study Finds

CBS Local — A startlingly high number of women in Australia were found to be suffering from anxiety or depression, according to a newly released study. Roughly 40 percent of the women surveyed revealed they had been diagnosed with one of the disorders. The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey was released on Aug. 27 and looked into the health issues of over 10,000 Australian women age 18 and over. The study also discovered that 60 percent of women did not get the proper amount of weekly physical activity recommended. The respondents said they were either “too tired” or it was too “hard” to find the time to work out. Researchers also found that younger women were more prone to anxiety and depression. “The 18 to 35-year-olds had the highest anxiety scores, that’s even more telling,” said the study’s director Dr. Helen Brown. Dr. Brown added that the pressures of social media were largely to blame for the findings. “I think they put an enormous amount of pressure on themselves to be ‘ever-ready,’ to be on Instagram et cetera, which means they constantly have their phone in their hand and being ready for it.” The survey also asked women what bothered them over the last two weeks. Half of the replies agreed that they were, “worrying too much about different things.” According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA), nearly seven million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. The ADAA says women are twice as likely to be affected by anxiety than men.

Large Number Of Women Suffering From Depression, Anxiety, Study Finds

CBS Local — A startlingly high number of women in Australia were found to be suffering from anxiety or depression, according to a newly released study. Roughly 40 percent of the women surveyed revealed they had been diagnosed with one of the disorders. The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey was released on Aug. 27 and looked into the health issues of over 10,000 Australian women age 18 and over. The study also discovered that 60 percent of women did not get the proper amount of weekly physical activity recommended. The respondents said they were either “too tired” or it was too “hard” to find the time to work out. Researchers also found that younger women were more prone to anxiety and depression. “The 18 to 35-year-olds had the highest anxiety scores, that’s even more telling,” said the study’s director Dr. Helen Brown. Dr. Brown added that the pressures of social media were largely to blame for the findings. “I think they put an enormous amount of pressure on themselves to be ‘ever-ready,’ to be on Instagram et cetera, which means they constantly have their phone in their hand and being ready for it.” The survey also asked women what bothered them over the last two weeks. Half of the replies agreed that they were, “worrying too much about different things.” According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA), nearly seven million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. The ADAA says women are twice as likely to be affected by anxiety than men.

The Exit Appeal

I’ve been hearing a lot of talk that suggests that people can’t get help with mental illness because of the stigma attached to it. Maybe….Thing is, I have encountered many people who struggle with mental illness that are quite vocal. In fact, they are vocal all the way to the grave. Discussion is just one part…

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The 6 step negativity detox

Even the most positive people experience negativity from time to time – it’s part of what makes us human. In very small doses, negativity can actually be pretty helpful, since it’s our mind’s method of keeping us safe by highlighting the bad in things. In larger doses however, it can dramatically limit our potential and…

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Sustained 

Since I’m not a fan of engaging in trivial conquests like reinventing the wheel, I’d like to take an ancient approach to a seemingly novice affliction (anxiety). Here’s some pearls of wisdom “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”‭‭ (Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:9‬)…

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More men are taking antidepressants than ever before

Nearly 1 in 10 men report taking the pills in the last month, a new report finds. Do you pop a pill to beat the blues? If so, you’re not alone: More men are taking antidepressants than ever before, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After combing through the…

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The Anxiety Trap

Me declaring my own sovereignty lead to total chaos in my life. I thought being in control would bring me peace because I would always know what to expect. By attempting to take matters into my own hands, I placed myself in a position of authority that belongs solely to God. God is not going…

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Supporting your Friend with Mental Health Issues

I initially created this blog to share my mental health experiences with others. I hoped to seek a connection with others, break the stigma against mental health issues, and start conversations about topics such as self-harm and depression. However, all of my blogs neglect something that I believe is absolutely important for those with mental…

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