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The Signs & Symptoms Of Depression

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After the shocking news of Robin Williams‘ suicide on Monday, the world has been mourning the loss of a comedic and acting genius.

He lit up our living rooms for years in hilarious and inspirational films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting and Patch Adams.

Many people are shocked that the funniest man in the world was also the saddest man in the world. How can this be? Why couldn’t he just ‘snap’ out of it? Didn’t he think of his loved ones before he hanged himself?

These, and many other questions, have crossed the minds of many in the past few days. Let’s seize this tragic moment to become educated on depression, mental illness and addiction. Before you shrug this off, assuming that this does not apply to you or your loved ones, we urge you to continue reading.

Let us join together and learn about the darkness of depression in hopes of shedding light on mental illness. We must destigmatize depression and stop telling people to simply ‘snap out of it.’ Depression hurts – both physically and emotionally. Let’s take a moment and learn about the warning signs for ourselves and our loved ones.

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Robin Williams’ Final Public Message Was To His Daughter

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On Monday, the world was shocked at the suicide death of beloved actor Robin Williams.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” the late actor’s wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement.

And while the public mourns the legendary actor and comedian, his loving family has lost a husband and father.

Just two weeks before his untimely death, the Patch Adams actor left his final public message to his daughter Zelda, who just turned 25.

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Funny Notes From Kids

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Need a Monday pick-me-up?

We all know that kids say the darndest things — but sometimes their written words are just as hilarious.

We’re taking a look at some funny notes from kids that are floating around the internet.

Have your kids ever written any outrageous notes? Share in the comments — we would love to hear!

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8 Signs You Might Be A Mom Martyr

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Are you a mom martyr?

Without even realizing it, many moms turn into overwhelmed, worry-mongers that end up doing everything for their kids at the sacrifice of their well being — and often, their marriage.

Not surprisingly, mom martyrs often suffer from anxiety and are constantly worrying that their kids will suffer. While this might sound caring and selfless, this often leads to a dysfunctional dynamic. In fact, mom martyrs teach their kids to be helpless and to rely on others for all of life’s answers. While mom martyrs are overprotecting their kids, they are actually delaying their kids’ emotional awareness and not teaching them problem-solving skills.

Here are 8 signs you might be a mom martyr:

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World Breastfeeding Week: 5 Tips For Nursing Moms

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In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, we’re paying tribute to all the nursing moms out there.

From celebrity moms who embrace breastfeeding, to everyday moms who refuse to be shamed for feeding their babies in public, we salute you all.

Joy Kosak from Simple Wishes is joining in on the celebrations. Joy is a knowledgeable breastfeeding and pumping advocate, mother-of-two and business owner of two breastfeeding-related businesses.

Joy shares 5 tips for breastfeeding moms:

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Pro-Gun Children’s Book: “My Parents Open Carry”

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We all know the benefits of reading to our kids — but not all storybooks are created equal.

In one of the worst children’s books in history, pro-gun propaganda and Second Amendment rights is the storyline in My Parents Open Carry.

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