Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

An anxiety disorder is a mental illness where your anxiety gets out of control and starts to affect your life. Each one of us can relate to the experience of anxiety in one way or another. Anxiety is that unpleasant feeling of nervousness and unease, usually accompanied by worries about what may come in the near or distant future. […]

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Dealing With Depression

It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible.  When dealing with depression or any other mental illness, many people find it very difficult to stay on track and help themselves on the road to recovery. Here are seven ways to stay on track.   Avoiding Lethargy For someone suffering from depression, even getting up from the […]


Caring For Someone With Depression

There are lots of things you can do to help them recover and manage their condition. Depression is a disabling and isolating disorder that can jeopardise social relationships if not handled well. A person living with a depressed individual might feel neglected and deprived and, in response, become indifferent. With a little care and some […]

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What is Depression?

Depression is more than just a low mood.  According to the World Health Organization, depression is a serious mental health condition that affects around 300 million people worldwide. Currently, it is the leading cause of disability across the globe. However, a large number of people affected by this never seek medical treatment, thus remaining undiagnosed […]


Myth vs Fact: Depression Isn’t A Real Illness

Depression is real, and it is a complex mental health disorder.  For people who don’t struggle with mental health illness, it is easy to dismiss depression as something that just doesn’t affect them. However, if you or someone you care about has ever suffered from depression, you know that this mental health problem is very […]

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

The superheroes in disguise.  With the continuously rising rate of people of all ages suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental health disorders, mental health social workers play an integral role in the war against drug abuse, alcohol abuse, violence and suicide caused by mental illnesses. Just as doctors and surgeons are […]