Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Studies are showing a staggering 49% rise in emergency room visits for suicide attempts by women ages 50 and older.
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The way media either unwittingly create a contagious trend for suicide or educate others to receive treatment.
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Learn about Broken Heart Syndrome.
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Here are tips to help move through the holidays when you live with depression.
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Do's and Dont's for better co-parenting.
Read more about Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and learn how to offset this behavioral style of coping.
Learning about Broken Heart Syndrome can help you make it through emotional calendar events.
When a celebrity discloses about his or her mental illness, the shadow of stigma fades.
Learn what to look for and how to come safely off your antidepressant medication with these tips.
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Living with depression can make holiday time tough.
Research shows that sexual abuse happens in all sports and at all levels. Learn about what to look for and tips for keeping your child safe.
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Deborah Serani, Psy.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who lives with depression and specializes in its diagnosis and treatment.