My depression kept me inert for two years. My family’s help got me through.

When the problem is the way your brain works, you can’t go it alone.

“Depression is a disease of the brain, just like heart disease is a disease of the heart and diabetes is a disease of the pancreas. My brain simply doesn’t make any of the happy chemicals it’s supposed to, and I have to use medication to give me a chance to have a life.”  https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/my-depression-kept-me-inert-two-years-my-family-s-ncna826816

Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello sends letter to congressional leaders calling for further emergency assistance before end of year.

NEW: Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello sends letter to congressional leaders calling for further emergency assistance before end of year: “No governor should ever be put in the position of having to deny that hope in the aftermath of a catastrophic disaster due to the inaction of Congress.” MORE: http://nbcnews.to/2jXLxWj

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9 Bad Habits that Impact Mental Health.

Unbeknownst to many, seemingly innocent habits, even tiny ones, can affect your mental health. Everything from your level of physical fitness to your use of social media can dilute mood, positivity, and sabotage your mental wellbeing. Here are nine small bad habits that have a big impact on mental health. http://www.activebeat.com/your-health/9-bad-habits-that-impact-mental-health/?utm_campaign=AB_FBK_US_DESK&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=mdo_us_d

Depression isn’t always crying your mascara off in the shower and playing sad songs in bed.

“ Depression isn’t always crying your mascara off in the shower and playing sad songs in bed. Sometimes it’s not wanting to talk to anyone for days and other times it’s desperately needing to be around people. Sometimes depression is having no appetite even though you haven’t eaten anything since yesterday and sometimes it’s eating everything you have in the fridge. Depression isn’t your boyfriend holding you and telling you that it’s going to be okay. It’s sitting across the table, not eating, having him ask you what’s wrong and knowing that you’re ruining his night because you can’t seem to snap out of it and just be happy. It’s the frustrating feeling of desperately wanting to enjoy something and just be normal for once. It’s keeping things a secret from the people you love because you don’t want them to look at you like you’re broken. No, depression isn’t beautiful black and white images. Depression is lonely and frustrating and mostly just horribly exhausting. ”

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Holiday Stress Resource Center.

Holiday Stress Resource Center

What you can do to avoid or minimize holiday stress inducers. We all feel stressed from time to time, but the holidays offer their own special stressors that can make us feel even worse – such as a family get-together that devolves into a fight over politics or a shopping trip for gifts that maxes out your credit card. Stress can be unhealthy. So, what can you do to avoid or minimize some of these holiday stress inducers? http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/holiday-stress.aspx