by Alek Sabin

According to the NIMH, over 7% of the population suffers from a major depressive episode every single year. Based on their estimates, over 350 million around the world suffer from depression. Because of this, depression is one of the leading causes of disability around the world, if not the number one cause. Because of this, it is important to get depression treated as soon as possible. Everybody has days where they are feeling sad and in the dumps, but depression is something that signifies a deeper, chemical problem. Here are some ways to tell if you are actually depressed, rather than just sad, and if that depression necessitates getting mental health treatment… Continue reading “Does Your Depression Necessitate Treatment?”

by Alek Sabin

According to the CDC, two thirds of Americans have been touched by addiction in some way, and quite often, that addiction begins in teenage years. If you are a parent of an addict or are worried about your child going in that direction, you should know the facts. First and foremost, addiction, and especially drug abuse, can have a tremendous impact on any family of any demographic. There are many different types, causes, and signs of addiction, as well as many steps you can take to help prevent it from entering your home. Here are just a few things that every parent should know about addiction. Continue reading “A Parental Guide to Understanding Addiction”