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Coping with Depression

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illions of Americans — almost 19 million, or 10 percent of our population, according to 2012 statistics — suffer from depression. An estimated 11 percent of adolescents, 30 percent of college students, 14 percent of new moms and 10 percent of adults 65 and older have been affected by depression. Depression is a terrible disease and one of a few psychiatric [...]

Suicide: Out of the Darkness

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Shedding Light on Suicide Photography Courtesy of The Arkansas Secretary of State    prevention became a topic of discussion last year when Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council. Since then, local media have addressed the topic and a number of rallies have been held, and our company has chosen to address the topic as well. W[...]

LGBTQ Community

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Supporting the LGBTQ Community  with mental health conditions often face stigma. This negativity can be compounded for those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Fear of “coming out” and being discriminated against due to sexual orientation and gender identities can impair mental health. Angie Bowen, a [...]

Depression & Grief

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Depression Is Not a Weakness in Character    of Americans — almost 19 million, or 10 percent of our population, according to 2012 statistics — suffer from depression. An estimated 11 percent of adolescents, 30 percent of college students, 14 percent of new moms and 10 percent of adults 65 and older have been affected by depression. Depression is a terribl[...]

Mental Illness Stigma

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The stigma of having a mental illness has improved over the years.   illness affects 1 in 5 Americans, a fact that may surprise you. You may hear that a friend, neighbor or family member is ill, but it likely will be discussed in hushed tones as if this kind of illness could have been avoided or perhaps indicates a serious aberration in a person’s [...]