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Depression & Anxiety Help Hayden ID

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 Hayden, ID listed below.

Mrs. Vickie Arriaga-Thorne
Vickie Arriaga-Thorne, MSW, LMFT
(208) 818-3581
1104 W. Ironwood Dr. Ste.A
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Credentials: MSW, LMFT
Licensed in Idaho
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Vickie Arriaga-Thorne
(208) 818-3581
1104 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
School: Eastern Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Answers & Alternatives
(208) 667-7603
5433 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Mental Health Professional

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Gerald H. Gardner
(208) 755-1184
1105 Goverment Way
Coeur d' Alene, ID
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Kent State University
Credentialed Since: 2005-09-14

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Green Bill M Div Phd
(208) 765-1894
401 1/2 E Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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William M. Green
(208) 765-1894
P.O. Box 1209
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: California Institute of Integral Studies
Credentialed Since: 2000-01-03

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Diversified Social Services
(208) 762-9890
5624 N Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID
Mental Health Professional

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White Pine Counseling
(208) 667-8860
1104 W Ironwood Dr Ste A
Coeur D Alene, ID
Mental Health Professional

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Albert Allen Crook
(208) 667-9400
1104 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID

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David B Wait
(208) 666-0448
2199 Ironwood Center Drive
Coeur D'Alene, ID

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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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