Am I Depressed Quiz: depression test

Am I depressed quiz Are you depressed?  Sometimes, it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or just sadness or something else entirely, especially if you are not exactly sure what depression is.  This “Am I depressed Quiz” is not a substitute for medical advice, but …

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151 Self-Care Ideas – the Best Self-Care Tips

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The best self-care ideas… The best self-care ideas are self-care activities that resonate with you on a personal level. The best way to come up with a complete self care plan is to make a list of all the things you enjoy doing best for self care. However, many of …

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How to deal with depression alone – Do I have depression? – Causes of depression

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How to deal with depression alone: Many people wonder how to deal with depression alone.  You might be suffering from severe depression or you might be asking yourself, “Do I have depression?” Knowing how to deal with severe depression is not something obvious.  Although you might want to know how …

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Self care blog: How to take care of yourself from the inside out

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This is the first of several self care blog posts.  This one focuses on general aspects of self care that apply to everyone. You might have been told that you need to take better care of yourself, but advice like that can seem pretty useless if you have no clue how …

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CBT books – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy books

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This article is about the best CBT books, or the best cognitive behavioral therapy books.  There are many CBT books out there, and some of them are specialized to a particular disorder.  This article contains a list of the best books on cognitive behavioral therapy, regardless of whether you are …

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Depression Homework Activity 4: Remembering how to play

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Remember,  if you are in crisis, get help immediately.  You may already know how to do that locally.  If not, I have a link here to crisis lines worldwide. Also, if this is your first depression homework exercise that you are doing in this series, please read the brief introduction …

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Cyberbullying: is your teen being cyberbullied?

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Cyberbullying is a growing concern as more children and adolescents worldwide have access to more sophistocated technology.  It is complicated by the fact that often parents and teachers do not truly understand the most recent technology or its devastating potential for causing pain and humiliation to children and adolescents. Cyberbullying …

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Depression Homework Activity 3: The Power of Forgiveness

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Remember,  if you are in crisis, get help immediately.  You may already know how to do that locally.  If not, I have a link here to crisis lines worldwide. Also, if this is your first depression homework exercise that you are doing in this series, please read the brief introduction …

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Depression Homework Activity 2: Finding Order from the Chaos

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Today’s depression homework activity is about scheduling and routine.  It is a way to find order in the chaos that often becomes our lives when we are depressed. For many people, having a schedule or routine might seem boring or dull.  However, it doesn’t have to be. It can give shape …

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Depression Homework Activity 1: List Your Passions

Dedicate a private notebook/journal to your depression homework.  This can be for your eyes only or it can be something you share with a counsellor or psychologist. Today’s activity is listing your passions.  Passions are the things that ignite the flame within you. Make a list of all the things …

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