Month: November 2017

Disclosing Your Depression to Others

Disclosing Your Depression to Others

One reason to tell family and friends about your depression (or other mental health condition) is to receive encouragement and support, such as assistance in finding treatment or getting rides to your appointments. There is no right or wrong number of people to inform. If […]

Fairfax County Youth Survey Results and Depression

Fairfax County Youth Survey Results and Depression

The Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous, voluntary survey given yearly to 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th Grade students. A collaboration between the Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools, it examines behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and […]

Building Resilience

Building Resilience

Resilience is what allows people to adapt to adversity, trauma, tragedy and stress. Studies show that having caring and supportive relationships both within and outside of your family is the primary component in the ability to be resilient. Additional factors associated with resilience are the […]

Depression 101

Depression 101

Anyone can develop a mental health problem. It is never your or your family’s fault. Depression usually begins between the ages of 15 and 30. In teenagers, feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy can develop over grades, social status with peers, sexual orientation and/or family life. […]