Veterans & Mental Health: How to Help

The stress of military service and deployments takes a toll on both soldiers and their families. With higher rates of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as compared to civilians, it’s unfortunately all-too-common for our veteran

Five Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

There’s a lot to love about the brightness and celebration of the holiday season. But many of us struggle to feel connected and present, especially when everyone us around seems to be so happy and full of cheer.

Greenbrook TMS Patient Journeys: Sophia

"Over the years, I saw different psychiatrists and therapists, and over the years I’ve tried 52 different medications. I felt like I was spending my life at the pharmacy."

How to Talk About Suicide

Suicide is preventable. Saving a life starts with knowing the warning signs and having a conversation. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP), mental illness is one of the biggest risk factors for suicide, and over 50% of people who commit suicide suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

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5 Common Misconceptions About Depression

We’ve all heard the common health-related misconceptions or myths-- chocolate causes acne, carrots will improve your night vision, and cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis. Subscribing to these particular myths is relatively harmless, but other health-related misconceptions can have far more serious consequences. This is the case for depression—the myths surrounding it can prevent people from getting the help they need.

Prenatal Depression: Not “Just Pregnant”

Glowing, happy, radiant— pregnancy is “supposed to be” a cherished and special time in a soon-to-be mother’s life. But for those who develop depression during their pregnancy, this prenatal period can be starkly different from the fairytale experience they’d imagined. Unfortunately for some pregnant women, accessing the mental health treatment they need can prove very difficult.

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.

What Does TMS Therapy Feel Like?

We often get asked questions regarding what TMS Therapy feels like. Most patients have a comfortable experience throughout their TMS Therapy sessions. Sometimes a light tapping sensation to the scalp can be felt that eventually dissipates as the patient acclimates to treatment. For the few who experience discomfort, it often has to do with an individual’s anatomy and not their innate pain threshold. Discomfort can arise from inadvertent stimulation of a scalp or facial nerve.

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