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Mar 02, 2021Breaking the Depressive Cycle

Depression is a mental illness that is characterized by overwhelming sadness, despair, irritability, having little energy, being apathetic, and other behavioral changes. It is estimated that 16.2 million people in the United States had a major depressive episode in 2019. Those numbers are expected to rise as a result of the pandemic.

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Feb 11, 2021THC and Mental Health

by staff writer and counselor, Jessica Morris, MA, LMHCA, SUDPT

More and more states and jurisdictions are legalizing cannabis- a drug that has been federally classified as a Schedule I substance since the 1930s.  With this, many people are wondering the impact that it can have on society and on mental health.

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