The Scientific Mental Breakdown of Depression - "In the past, researchers believed that depression is all about a chemical imbalance in the brain; that a lack of serotonin contributes much to the condition of a person who is depressed. But newer findings point to other causes. In fact, biological aspects are now being discussed when talking about this serious illness. Indeed the growth of brain cells and cell connections play a more important role in depression." (4 minutes)
The Creepy Reason People Never Used To Say, 'I'm Feeling Kinda Down Today' - Phew, thanks goodness we now treat people with mental disorders with total understanding and without shame, right . . . . right?
A mental illness is a condition that impacts a person's thinking, feeling or mood may affect and his or her ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis. Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.