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Risk Factors for Developing Depression

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 26, 2018

If your child feels sad for weeks on end, find himself low on energy or motivation, or no longer enjoy doing things that used to interest him, he might be experiencing depression. It’s not necessarily about feeling sad. Depression is a mental health condition which can affect a person’s ability…

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Types of Depression

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 19, 2018

Major Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Major depression is the technical term used by health professionals and researchers to describe the most common type of depression. This type of depression can be described as mild, moderate or severe. Melancholia Melancholia is an older term for depression and is still sometimes used…

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Teenagers and Tattoo’s

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 14, 2018

Tattoos and body-piercings can be a way for young people to express their identity. Young people get tattoos and body-piercings for lots of reasons, including: • because they want to be like their peers • as an expression of identity and individuality • as a fashion statement • because they…

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Depression – What is it Really? Can it Be Treated?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 10, 2018

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and…

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Families with Disabled Children

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 7, 2018

Being disabled means not being able to do things that other person of the same age can do, like: • A person who cannot move his legs because of an injury (his legs are paralyzed) is disabled. • A person who cannot hear what the teacher is saying because he…

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How Negative Emotions Affects Us?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 5, 2018

Any feeling that causes you to be sad and miserable can be described as negative emotions. These emotions may take away your confidence and make you dislike yourself and others. They can all lead to stress and are often seen as emotions to be avoided, ignored, or in other ways disavowed,…

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What are Eating Disorders?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 30, 2018

Eating disorders are not just about food and weight, they are serious and potentially life-threatening mental illnesses, in which a person experiences a severe disturbance in eating and exercise behaviors because of distortions in thoughts and emotions, especially those relating to body image or feelings of self-worth. People in all…

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Benefits of Volunteering

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 26, 2018

Volunteering is great for our health – it makes us feel good while helping others in the process. Volunteers are generally healthier, happier and have lower rates of depression. Research shows people who volunteer have better health and wellbeing. Some in the field, say it makes them happier, gives them…

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