Depression

Beating the Sunday Night Blues

Beating the Sunday Night Blues

It's Sunday afternoon. You've spent the morning slowly rising out of bed, running errands that you've put off during the week, and have even managed to hit up your favourite brunch spot.

Then it sinks in ... tomorrow is MONDAY. 

You suddenly feel a wave of anxiety rush over you. The relaxation and enjoyment of the weekend's activities come to a halt. You begin to preoccupy your thoughts about the upcoming work week; thoughts of upcoming projects and meetings, colleagues that you need to attend to, conflicts that are unresolved. Your mood takes a down turn, and you begin to feel irritable and restless. You may even have a tough time falling, or staying asleep as those ruminating thoughts about your upcoming workweek invade your mind. If these feelings resonate with you, you might have a case of the 'Sunday Night Blues.'

What Do Your Instagram Posts Say About Your Mental Health?

What Do Your Instagram Posts Say About Your Mental Health?

Can the photos you post on social media reveal information about your mental health? A new research study might have the answer...

The Many Unknowns about Depression

The Many Unknowns about Depression

This article from The Guardian aims to answer the complicated question "what is depression?" in response to a commonly googled phenomenon. We recommend a read through this comprehensive article to learn from these interesting perspectives and in this post will share some points that stood out to us.

Many of us know that mental illness is complicated and impacted by countless factors. Mental illnesses present themselves differently in every person, and treatment options will affect two people differently as well. This article highlights the uncertainties that medical professionals have about depression, and shares some theories about why the illness exists. Despite having such a high prevalence, causes of depression are mostly guesswork at this point. Symptoms vary from individual to individual. Treatment options are often trial and error and it takes a great deal of time to develop a suitable and long-term treatment plan for each individual.