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How To Help a Loved One With Depression

Depression is a serious mental health disorder that, if left untreated, can lead to other mental disorders and physical challenges. While more than 17 million people in the United States are diagnosed as suffering from depression, many more have not sought help and treatment. Those closest to us often are the ones who are experiencing…

Millennials Are Losing the Fight Against Overdose and Suicide

Millennials Are Losing the Fight Against Overdose and Suicide

The opioid epidemic is notorious for not discriminating. Opiate addiction has impacted individuals, families and communities from all regions of the country, all economic statuses and all age groups. However, one group hit especially hard by addiction, alcoholism and suicide is Millennials—those born between 1981 and 1996. A recent report co-authored by Trust for America’s…

Depression and Addiction

Depression and Addiction

What is Depression? Depression is a common, treatable, mental health condition that affects 16.2 million Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored and stigmatized. Depression can cause those affected to feel extreme sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, trouble sleeping and over/under eating. Depressive episodes have symptoms that can last…