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Depression and Teens

The COVID-19 pandemic increased rates of depression and anxiety for just about everyone, and teens were no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44% of high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness during the pandemic, and 37% reported that their mental health suffered during that time. Read More

Major Depression Rates Surge

Major depression cases in America are climbing rapidly, according to a study of medical claims by the health insurance group, Blue Cross Blue Shield. Read More

Approach ‘13 Reasons Why’ with Curiosity Instead of Fear

By Lindsay Merrell, Therapist, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows Since the years of my internship, working with patients facing suicidal thoughts has been concerning, challenging, and inspiring. Individuals struggling with such hopelessness come to professionals in desperate need of relief from what is starting to feel like an inevitable outcome. Our responsibility as professionals is to be persistently and empathically interested in the individual’s struggle. Our curiosity gives them the courage to look at the very pain they fear. Read More

National Depression Screening Day

October 5, 2017, might be the day that changes your future. Each year during Mental Illness Awareness Week, National Depression Screening Day is held as an education and screening event to bring awareness of the signs of depression and other mental health issues. By raising public awareness of behavioral and mental health issues, we can reduce the stigma and change lives. Read More

Why Depression Treatment at The Meadows is so Unique

Although depression may make you feel isolated and alone, statistics show you are not. Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting 6.7% (more than 16 million) of American adults each year. Individuals suffering from depression often lack the motivation to get out… Read More

When You Think Suicide Is The Answer, Think Again.

By Michelle Wells, Alumni I had been discharged from my treatment program for a year and was in the ups and downs of early recovery when the call came. My husband’s voice cracked when he said my name, so I knew before he told me that my father was dead. Read More

Practicing Mindfulness Meditation

By Joyce Willis, Therapist at The MeadowsMindfulness is the innate ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing while not being overreactive or overwhelmed by what’s happening around us. Mindfulness meditation allows you to slow down racing thoughts, release negativity, and connect with… Read More

Suicide Prevention: Getting Help and Finding Hope

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Alarmingly, the CDC recently reported that the number of suicides in the United States has been on the rise since 1999 among both men and women and in all age groups, and is the 10th leading cause of death. Suicide and suicidal… Read More

Dr. Shelley Uram on a Different Look at Depression

Depression is a mental illness in which many millions of Americans suffer every year. According to depression statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 9 percent of adult Americans have feelings of hopelessness, despondency, and/or guilt that generate a diagnosis of depression. At any given… Read More