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  1. Handling Sadness and Yearning After a Major Loss - Topic Overview

    Sadness and yearning for a loved one, an object, or a way of life you have lost are the most common and expected feelings that occur after any loss. Probably the best thing you can do to cope with your sadness and yearning is to talk about how you feel. Sharing your sadness with people who care about you helps lift the heaviness that sadness often brings. Other steps you can take to cope with your feelings of sadness and yearning include:Looking at photos, watching videos, or exchanging stories with other people about the object of your grief.Taking part in activities that acknowledge and mark a major loss, such as funeral or memorial services after a death. These may also include activities such as a going-away party for a friend or a meeting to rebuild a community after it has been devastated by a flood.Actively participating in normal day-to-day activities. Being active and taking part in daily activities keeps you focused in the present.Although it may seem that your feelings of

  2. Depression and Suicide - Topic Overview

    Depression is a disease. It's caused by changes in chemicals in the brain that are called neurotransmitters. Depression isn't a character flaw,and it doesn't mean you are bad or weak. It doesn't mean you are going crazy. People who are very depressed can feel so bad that they think about suicide. They may feel hopeless,helpless,and worthless. But most people who think about suicide don't ...

  3. Bipolar Disorder - Exams and Tests

    There are no lab tests for bipolar disorder. Instead, your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms.

  4. Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence and Your Health

    Domestic violence is one of the most common causes of injury to women in the United States. The head, face, neck, chest, breasts, and abdomen are the areas most frequently injured.12 After battering starts, it usually continues and is likely to increase in severity if left untreated. For example, battering that starts with a slap may escalate over time to kicking and shoving and finally choking.3

  5. Anorexia Nervosa - Symptoms

    Common feelings and actions that are linked to anorexia nervosa include; having an intense fear of gaining weight, restricting food or types of food, such as food that contains any kind of fat or sugar, and weighing less than 85% of your expected body wei

  6. Depression, Anxiety, and Physical Health Problems - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Helping Someone Get TreatmentDepression: Supporting Someone Who Is DepressedInteractive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed?

  7. Bulimia Nervosa - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent bulimia. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing. Knowing the signs of bulimia and seeking immediate medical care can help prevent long - term health problems caused by bulimia. There a

  8. Anxiety - Topic Overview

    Feeling worried or nervous is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone frets or feels anxious from time to time.

  9. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Prevention

    Some alcohol and drug abuse problems can be prevented.

  10. Schizophrenia - Recovery

    Recovery from schizophrenia is a journey of healing and change. It will help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Recovery doesn't always mean you are symptom-free. It begins with treatment and usually is a lifelong process. In the recovery process,you learn to cope with your symptoms and challenges,find and meet your goals,and develop the support you need. There are 10 principles ...

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