Depression & Anxiety Help Brainerd MN

Depression and anxiety are real and can hit anyone at any time. It's normal to feel depressed and anxious after graduation. The best thing you can do to conquer these graduation blues is to take control of your emotions, allow yourself to feel blue, but then work your way out of it by focusing on the positive, such as what you've achieved, and then form some new goals and a plan to attain them. Understand that if you need help seeking it out means you are strong. Please scroll down for more information and access to the therapists in Brainerd, MN listed below.

Mark Orth // Gray Matter Partners
(218) 366-9044
Mark Orth // Gray Matter Partners& LAKES AREA COUNSELING
Brainerd, MN
Anxiety or Fears, Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
School: Antioch College
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Peter Erin Neifert
(218) 828-7394
523 N 3rd St
Brainerd, MN

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Elizabeth Victoria DeLesante
(218) 546-8375
318 E Main St
Crosby, MN

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Core Professional Services Pa
(218) 829-7140
617 Oak St
Brainerd, MN
Northern Pines Mental Health Center
(218) 829-3235
520 NW 5th St
Brainerd, MN
John R Bonde
(218) 829-2455
523 N 3rd St
Brainerd, MN

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Thomas Arno Wittkopp
(218) 828-7394
523 N 3rd St
Brainerd, MN

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Holistic Psychological Services
(218) 829-1063
324 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN
Serum Vicki J Ma Licsw
(218) 824-9507
102 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Ms. Jan Weber
Therapy Place Services
(952) 380-8515
10800 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Credentials: MSW LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiritual/Religio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Recognizing Depression and Anxiety

By Karen Keller

It’s normal to feel depressed and anxious after graduation. Those first-job interviews have us buying a new stick of deodorant every week. Then, if you’re successful, you get to transition to the 9-to-5 routine as a reward. It’s the beginning of the rest of your life


Pretty grim.

But what’s the difference between stuttering when you’re on the spot and real, clinically diagnosed anxiety? And what about the blues? Is it depression, or are
you just seriously bummed that you can’t get up at noon anymore? The NYU School of Medicine provides a good test for both Depression and Anxiety . For more information, check out the National Institute of Mental Health on Depression and Anxiety . Finally, Cigna has a quick and dirty guide to both the big D and the little A .

Obviously, if it’s a clear case of clinical craziness, you want to see a doctor. However, even if it’s just a case of minor brain wackiness, there are many things you can do to bolster your mental health that don’t have side effects of medication (e.g., erectile dysfunction, hair loss, or worse.


For Both Depression and Anxiety


Relieves tension and increases the amount of serotonin—the happy neurotransmitter—in the brain. And a super-secret tip: exercise makes you look hotter. Check out what the American Psychological Association has to say about the positive link between exercise and depression .

Practice Relaxation and Deep Breathing

Who knows—it could be a foray into becoming a tantric sex master. For deep-breathing tips, see this Web MD blog or try yoga .

Get Enough Sleep

Good not only for staving off wrinkles, sleep makes you more alert at work and puts you in a better mood. For more information, see what the American Psychological Association has to say about sleep, or check out tips for battling sleeping problems from the American Insomnia Association.

Dispute Negative, Recurring Thoughts

“No one will ever love me once they really get to know me.” “I sound like a moron when I try to talk politics.” “Standard & Poor’s would never hire me.” Everybody’s got issues. Say something more realistic out loud and repeat as often as necessary until it starts sounding like the truth: “I’m a loveable person.” “I know quite a few things about politics.” “Standard & Poor’s would have to be smoking crack not to hire me.” Here’s what says about defeatist thinking . The key is to pinpoint irrational thoughts, then beat the hell out of them.

Kick the Drug Habit

Stop drinking, smoking weed, or whatever you're doing to support the local drug dealer. Drugs can rouse psychological demons. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says there's an established link between smoking pot and both depression and anxiety.

Anxiety Specifically

Schedule “Worry Time”

From 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., every day, worry with abandon. That’s right. From the simple stuff like hav...

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