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It's National Relaxation Day! Here's 15 Ways to Incorporate Relaxation into Your Every Day

Today is National Relaxation Day, and we’re happy to celebrate this day as a reminder that we should prioritize taking time for ourselves. Not just today, but every day, it is important to check in with ourselves, and to listen to what our bodies and minds need in order to decompress from daily stressors. Here are 15 relaxing activities for you to try out that all vary in time, so that anyone can incorporate at least one into each day regardless of how busy you are!

National Book Lovers Day

Whether reading a memoir of someone’s struggle with depression and their journey to wellness, or engaged in a workbook that teaches coping strategies, books can help in our own road to wellness. For National Book Lovers Day, we’d like to suggest a few good reads ...

Depression in the Elderly

When depression manifests during the later years of a person’s life, it can be challenging to diagnose and treat for several reasons:

Minority Mental Health Month

July was first designated as Minority Mental Health Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the mental health disparities of minority populations, who are at greater risk of developing mental illness due in part to their increased risk factors. These risk factors include exposure to violence, homelessness, stigma, and other stress factors.

What Does Depression Feel Like?

A recent Facebook post about how it feels to live with depression has resonated with thousands because it has articulated that which can be so difficult to describe: how it feels to live with depression. The Facebook post, written by an anonymous user, begins with: "When you have depression it’s like it snows every day."

The Duality of Depression: High Functioning Depression Can be Difficult to Recognize

Can a depressed person be visually identified? Do people who suffer with depression manifest certain mannerisms, expressions or behaviors? Mainstream media has historically branded the face of depression as a person curled up in bed, sitting in a dark corner, crying themselves to sleep, or not having the energy to attend school or work. Depression does not always manifest in this overt classically characterized depiction. There are many people who struggle daily with depression, but their outward appearance and actions might not be so obvious.

Depression Screenings Recommended for Children & Teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended universal depression screening standards for children and teens from ages 10 to 21. Many teens don’t have access to their own mental health specialists such as psychologists or psychiatrists, so this new recommendation makes depression screenings more accessible through a primary care physician when teens and children go to the doctor for annual or sports physicals.

Postnatal Depression in Men

An open letter from new father Ross Hunt to his baby has sparked a new conversation about postnatal depression in men. He writes to his 11 month-old daughter that "I regretted having you, and thought that my life had been ruined by you being born. I know that’s hard to read, but trust me, it’s incredibly hard to write too." Hunt is not alone; an estimated 7-10% of new fathers will experience postnatal depression.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Shares his Depression Story

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently shared his struggle with depression in recent interview. He said that he experienced depression after hitting a critical career setback in his early 20s. He also saw his mother attempt to commit suicide in front of him, an experience that impacted him deeply. After these troubling episodes, Johnson was left struggling and contemplating how he might continue living.

Greenbrook TMS Therapy Patient Featured in Frederick News-Post

Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers was recently featured in an article from the Frederick News-Post out of Frederick, Maryland. The article profiles one of our patients, Liz Buckman. Liz, originally an Arlington resident, had been suffering from depression and anxiety for much of her life. Like many of our patients, she had tried different medications and other forms of therapy.

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