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They say knowledge is power, and when it comes to mental health, the same holds true! Educating yourself on mental health conditions like Generalized Anxiety Disorder and depression can help you to recognize key signs and symptoms in yourself and in your loved ones. Read how some communities are using knowledge to promote good mental health.

Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common mental health illnesses that can affect anyone. Unfortunately, they are even likely to occur in people who suffer from serious physical health ailments. Read about how these individuals can benefit from creative therapy.

Believe it or not, our way of thinking can have a tremendous effect on how we feel. People who are highly negative tend to be at a higher risk for developing depression, a very serious mental health illness. Find out what a study shows about depression, negativity, and how we influence the people around us.

Mental health conditions tend to run in families. But could two seemingly unrelated illnesses have a common link? Find out about it here!

Researchers have long suspected a link between depression and a number of physical ailments. But people with an anxiety disorder may also be at a higher risk for some physical health conditions. Read more details here.

There are a variety of shocking events that can cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: war, divorce, a bad car accident. But what about childbirth? Can a risky pregnancy really lead to PTSD?

Uncertainty and fear affect everyone, but too much of either emotion can be detrimental to your health. Come read about how diagnoses of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and other anxiety-related disorders are changing.

Circumstances and environment can have a major impact on mental health. How do you think the ongoing financial troubles are affecting us? One mental health expert offers her opinion in a piece for a UK publication. Read about it here.

Most people admit to feeling a little less like themselves when the weather is unpleasant, especially for a long period of time. But is there really a correlation between seasonal changes and mental illness? Find out what Google searches in wintertime show us about the topic.

In the previous article in this series on social anxiety, you read about how social anxiety affects thought processes and, in turn, behavior in social settings. In this article, you will find out how anticipating a socially stressful situation can make the actual event more difficult to deal with.
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