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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year. Researchers think that SAD is caused by changes in the level of exposure to sunlight. Light therapy is the main treatment for SAD. Medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy) may help reduce symptoms.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

​Social anxiety disorder is marked by an anxiety about situations where a person feels that they may be humiliated or scrutinized by others.

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Specific Phobias

A specific phobia is an intense and unreasonable fear or anxiety about an object or situation. It is often treated using cognitive-behavioural therapy or exposure therapy.

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Stress

Stress is a normal response to situational pressures or demands and is a part of everyday life. But chronic stress can lead to mental health problems and medical issues.

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Suicide

​Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide occurs across all ages, incomes, ethnicities and social factors.

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Trauma

Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. Long after the traumatic event occurs, people with trauma can often feel shame, helplessness, powerlessness and intense fear.

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