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This Thing Called Depression

By Erica Eugenio | December 19, 2013

Depression is a word we hear a lot.  “I’m depressed” “That’s depressing” “She is so depressed.”  But what does the word depression really mean and how is it different than sadness.

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How to fight the Winter Blues

By Erica Eugenio | December 17, 2013

It’s that time of year again. All is merry, snow is falling, and the holidays are here. And yet, one important ailment that many Canadians face is the dreaded Winter Blues. What is the Winter Blues?

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Holidays – Stress and Depression

By Erica Eugenio | December 17, 2013

‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa, la la la la, la la la la……Ok, so it is the season that brings extra cheer and excitement and happiness, but have you ever stopped to think about what it might be like to not feel like this. With the holiday season upon us, sometimes stress and depression fall upon us as well. No one wants to feel like this during the holidays, but there are sometimes a lot of expectations put on us. What side of the family do we spend what day with? Have we spent the same amount of money…

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Books about Suicide

By Erica Eugenio | December 12, 2013

There are so many resources out there, that it is hard to know what is reliable and what is not. This will be one of many posts with a list of resource books for your information only, these books do not replace professional help.

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I Think My Teen is Depressed (Teenage Depression)

By Erica Eugenio | November 25, 2013

Teenage depression can be confusing for parents. The teenage years are filled with fear and apprehension, but for the most part balanced out by friendships, school achievement and extracurricular activities. Teens are testing limits, pushing boundaries and developing a sense of self. Being a teenager is life being on a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and in-betweens. Depression is different in that it can affect a teen’s personality and development of self.

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