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Women, Men and the Way We Write About Depression

Daphne Merkin is the author of the forthcoming book This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression A woman is standing in her kitchen, making a pot of coffee, spooning out the pungent overpriced ground beans from their snappy little aluminum bag into a paper filter, trying to remember what number tablespoon she was on—four? […]

Why SelfCare is Hard for Depressed Individuals

Looking after yourself, or self-care, is vital to physical, emotional and mental well-being. Self-care is best defined as the ability to take proper care of your daily livng needs, like eating, sleeping, grooming. But it’s also about identifying your own unique needs and taking steps to meet them—like making the time to do things that nurture […]

This Artist Depicted Depression Through Photography & Her Work Will Leave You Speechless

By Megan Grant   Describing depression isn’t easy. It’s more than sadness. It’s emptiness, hopelessness, a place so deep and dark that trying to explain it to someone who hasn’t experienced it can feel impossible. But one artist described depression through photography, though, and it might give you a glimpse into the mind of people […]

DEPRESSED IN THE CITY: 1 in 5 New Yorkers suffer from mental health disorders

      BY Dareh Gregorian NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, November 12, 2015, 1:55 PM     At least 8% of New York City residents suffer from symptoms of depression, a new report by the city Department of Health says. We're the Big Blue Apple. One in five New Yorkers have a mental health […]

Pumpkin spice with a side of anxiety? How autumn affects mental health

              "I think it's partly the changing of the seasons, but fall is also filled with so much scheduling and newness," said Borchard, founder of Project Beyond Blue, an online community for people affected anxiety and depression. Borchard is not the only American stressed out by this season. While […]

Demonize Mental Illness – And What to Do About

Stigma and Mental Illness Samantha Eyler   Originally published on Role Reboot and cross-posted here with their permission. (Trigger Warning: Ableist slurs.) Last week, the Washington Post ran a version of my last Role Reboot column on how a nervous breakdown helped me to come to terms with my Facebook addiction.   Excited as I […]

Making New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

And enjoy the new year   by Schwartz, L.C.S.W. in A Shift of Mind   0 inShare Year after year, we make New Year’s resolutions that over time wither and fade into failed attempts to transform some aspect of our lives. The goals may range from health, exercise, relationships and finances all the way to […]

Andeonia Patients Restors the Ability to Experience PleasureWithin Minutes in Depressed Patients Within Minutes with Ketamine

Ketamine Restores Ability to Experience Pleasure in Depressed Patients Within Minutes By Douglas Main Filed: 10/21/14 at 5:40 PM Ketamine Psychonaught / Wikimedia Commons         Filed Under: Tech & Science, Drugs, Depression, Health and Medicine There are many faces to depression: sadness, hopelessness, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation, an inability to experience […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: 10 things I know about mental illness

            By Jessica Gardner, May 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm                                                                                                                                                                     Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles/ May is Mental Health Awareness Month and although millions and millions of families are affected by mental health issues, I have found that mental illness is one of the least talked about topics. In […]

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