What is Bipolar Depression?

Bipolar disorder can pose significant mental health challenges for teens. We outline what causes bipolar depression, how to identify it, and treatment options.

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​​What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment)

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a recurrent form of major depression that typically begins in the fall and improves during spring and summer. Read to learn more about the symptoms, treatments, and other facts about SAD.

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​​What is Persistent Depressive Disorder? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment)

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic mental health disorder that frequently begins during childhood or adolescence and can continue for life. We cover what causes it, how to identify it, and how to cope with the condition.

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​​What is Major Depressive Disorder? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment)

Major Depression is a significant mental health disorder facing teens today. We outline what causes it, how to identify it, and what the treatment is for the disorder.

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5 Depressive Disorders in Teens and Young Adults

Learn more about the five major types of depression and how they can show up in teens.

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Self Harm: The Signs, Causes & How We Can Help

Sometimes people self-harm as a way to cope with emotional pain or distress. Here is a resource about the signs, causes, and how someone could potentially help.

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Suicide Prevention: How You Can Help

Learn about suicide prevention, including how to identify warning signs, access resources and support, and get help for yourself or someone you know.

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The Psychological Impact of Winter and Mental Health

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a mental health condition that occurs due to seasonal changes. Learn healthy ways to cope with SAD.

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How to Help a Friend With Depression

While mental health diagnoses affect a significant amount of people, depression in particular can be vastly misunderstood. Help educate others on depression and mental health.

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How Intensive Outpatient Programs Help Combat Teenage Depression

Teenage years can be incredibly challenging. Intensive outpatient programs are beneficial when coping with teenage depression and other mental health disorders.

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Teen Depression: A Silent Epidemic

Depression is a serious mental health condition that many teenagers endure throughout their daily lives. Learn more about the impact of mental health and teen depression.

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How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Having both “regular” (or non-seasonal) depression in conjunction with SAD presents unique challenges, especially as collective trauma from COVID-19 mounts and the grieving process continues to be interrupted for many.

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Depression Extends Beyond the Mind: Physical Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder

In honor of World Mental Health Day, we hope to shed light on a less-understood aspect of one of the most diagnosed mental health disorders in the world: depression and its physical symptoms. In the face of an ongoing pandemic that has only exacerbated mental health concerns, plus the toxic effects of negative social media exposure, young people and their loved ones should be aware that depression can show up in unexpected ways.

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of depression that typically begins in the fall and can last throughout the winter. SAD can cause changes in energy levels, sleep schedules, appetite, mood and others. While individuals can experience these symptoms differently, it’s important to validate them and learn how you can cope.

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You Are Not Alone: Teen Depression

If you or a loved one struggles with depression, it’s common to feel alone. Depression is more than just sadness and can affect many different aspects of everyday life. Sharing the experience of depression is difficult, particularly with friends and family. 1 in 3 high school students report feeling so sad or hopeless that they stop their everyday activities. Remember: you are not alone.

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