Jesse McClelland MD

24
Mar

How To Continue Building Resiliency After A Tough Year

The past year has been full of adjustments and challenges. We’ve all had to continuously pivot and adapt to a new way of life – the ‘new normal.’ Now we’re more than a year into the pandemic. Luckily, there’s hope and positivity surrounding the vaccine, and we’re looking forward to brighter days ahead! But these unprecedented times have taken a

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16
Feb

3 Expressions of Vulnerability That Can Make You Stronger

What does being vulnerable mean to you? Unfortunately, it’s a word that comes with a lot of negative associations. For example, many of the definitions of vulnerability focus on being weak, defenseless, powerless, passive, and feeble. The problem is so many people view vulnerability as a flaw and a sign of weakness. They hold back questions and gloss over failures

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21
Jan

Treatment-Resistant Doesn’t Mean Impossible

Imagine being depressed and trying medication after medication without relief. It’s frustrating, stressful, and often adds more weight to the crippling burden of depression. This is the exhausting cycle of defeat those with treatment-resistant depression face each day. Now, we’re helping our patients breakthrough symptoms of Major Depression with TMS Therapy in Seattle. Understanding Depression vs. Sadness Feeling sad and

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6
Dec

How To Strengthen Your Relationships During Challenging Times

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder. So if that is the case, could relationships during social distancing and quarantine actually grow stronger? In a world with fewer opportunities to interact with those we love and care for, we must make the most of each moment. If you are feeling lost on how to nurture meaningful relationships these days,

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27
Nov

5 Ways to Beat Holiday Depression and Stress

This year we’re all facing a shift in holiday traditions to some extent. The restrictions, regulations, and safety measures brought on by COVID-19 continue to create unprecedented times and the holiday season is no exception. Many people might have to let go of treasured holiday traditions this year which can be really challenging. The truth is, the holidays can be

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10
Nov

Mental Wellness Journey: 3 Essentials That Will Help You Thrive

There’s no shortage of information out there on ways to take care of your physical health these days. Between COVID-19 and flu season, it’s important to take care of your physical health. However, many often overlook the importance of mental wellness, especially during these challenging times. Perhaps you feel a little uneasy these days from all the uncertainty surrounding social

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21
Oct

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seattle

Surviving winter in Seattle is something Northwesterners have learned to do year after year. But why survive when you can thrive? The cold, dark months ahead can really impact the way some people feel. The grays that fill the coastline along with shorter days can cause some to feel more sadness and less energy. Maybe you find yourself wanting to

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17
Sep

A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Depression and Suicide During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of suicide prevention across the world. It’s important to remember that we can all help prevent suicide by understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health. Here are a few ways you can help prevent suicide and end the stigma surrounding mental health. Depression is more

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18
Aug

How Covid-19 Adds To The Complexity of Depression

Here we are more than six months into the coronavirus outbreak and it’s clear we still have a long road ahead. This is a distressing, uncertain time. Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of your day to day routine before the outbreak. Perhaps you are experiencing financial stress or job loss. You may

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31
Jul

Preventative Care is Essential for Your Mental Health, Too

Did you know that one simple step could help save 100,000 lives? Certainly a shocking statistic! According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, if 90 percent of adults were to receive an annual wellness visit and their age-appropriate health screenings, 100,000 Americans would avoid a preventable death every year. You read that right. Preventative care can help save 100,000

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