Melissa Gondek, PhD
Clinical & Educational Psychologist

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Talking with friends and family about your mental illness can be difficult; and stigma, unfamiliarity and frequent misunderstanding about mental illness can add to the challenge.
 
An estimated 78 percent of Americans have a social network profile, up from 48 percent in 2010.
 
When we feel overwhelmed or unsure how to meet the demands placed on us, we experience stress
 
Depressed mood, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed and feelings of worthlessness and guilt are well-known symptoms of depression.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 percent of children 8 to 15 years old had a diagnosable mental disorder in the past year and half of mental illnesses begin by age 14.