woman has a mental health stigma

Why Does Depression Carry a Stigma

In recent decades, the general public has become much more compassionate when it comes to mental illness. But despite this fact, mental health stigmas remain a constant issue. These stigmas come in a variety of forms. Together, they can reduce your chances of seeking treatment for the single most common mental illness: depression. At Springfield…

woman struggles with addiction and depression

What Mental Health Issues Lead to Addiction

What are the causes of addiction? There are many potential causes, including environmental and genetic factors. Mental health conditions are some of the most common causes of addiction. Disorders such as anxiety and depression become so hard to manage that people turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with them and manage the symptoms they…

woman struggles with seasonal affective disorder

Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Almost everyone experiences a bout of depression during their lifetime. It may even start as stress and not make you feel unhappy, just off. Depression may last most of your life, for a few years, or a few months. How long your depression lasts plays a significant role in seasonal affective disorder. You may know…