Why Depression Untreated, is Really Bad for Your Health

 Depression is a common mental illness that can easily be treated

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by uprunforlife | Aug 1, 2017

Often times the person suffering from major depressive disorder is in denial that they have a problem and feel that they are just sad. Unlike a bout of sadness, major depressive disorder affects every aspect of your life and it isn’t something that will go away on its own.

 

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The Way we Communicate with Young People by Text, Saves Lives!

Amazingly, helping those in need by a crisis text line

Texting has become So important in helping the young!
We now understand the importance of Texting!
We support it totally!

TEXTING

by Nancy Lublin

 

How data from a crisis text line is saving lives

When a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for help, the organization responded by opening a nationwide Crisis Text Line for people in pain. Nearly 10 million text messages later, the organization is using the privacy and power of text messaging to help people handle addiction, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sexual abuse and more. But there’s an even bigger win: The anonymous data collected by text is teaching us when crises are most likely to happen — and helping schools and law enforcement to prepare for them.

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Women, Men and the Way We Write About Depression

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Daphne Merkin is the author of the forthcoming book This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with
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? six? three?—before the dark thoughts began tumbling in, doing their wild and wily gymnastics: You shouldn’t, you should have, why are you, why aren’t you, there’s no hope, it’s too late, it’s always been too late, give up, go back to bed, there’s no hope, the day is half gone, no, the day ahead is too long, there’s so much to do, there’s not enough to do, everything is futile, there is no hope.

My sister’s letter……

My sister's letter......        I am a pathological liar. I lie to everyone around me.   I say I have friends, that I am busy, happy, nice, smart.    The person I lie to the most is me. I tell myself that I'm worth something and that I prefer not to have anyone who likes me.   Everyone leaves a room I enter.   People stop talking when I get close.   When I say something it is ignored or made fun of.  In less than a day I can go from bouncing off the walls to don't even want to move.   Sometimes I go entire weeks where having no one who wants me around doesn't bother me at all, then I cry for weeks for being so pathetic that I don't even have one friend.   

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