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Clinical Depression: The Silent, Soul-Crushing Killer That Claims Lives Daily

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Clinical depression is brutal and unrelenting. It's like holding 50-pound weights over your head while standing in quicksand during a thunderstorm. You're stuck. You're weighted down.

The Three Stages of Depression, as Defined by Pathetic 80's Love Ballads

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

If you've ever been depressed and had someone ask how you feel, after a while it gets boring just saying, "I'm depressed ... still." or "I'm depressed ... yet again."

4 Well-Intentioned Pieces of Advice That Rub Me The Wrong Way

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

We are quick to shift blame, point fingers and insist that we did nothing wrong, but I think if we're honest with ourselves, we would recognize that we all harbor some regret, and that's OK.

Depression: A Disease Lurking in the Shadows

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marcel Hidalgo

Vince Grant has got the blues -- not the genre; he really has the blues. His new indie pop/rock EP starts with "Melancholia" and from there the next f...

The Weirdo Hero: Filmmaker Creates a Movie to Show What Depression Feels Like and to Inspire Those Who Suffer to Seek Help

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Last summer when Robin Williams took his life, it invited public conversation about depression and suicide -- topics that generally are considered tab...

Anna Almendrala

A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Screening for depression might soon be as easy as a blood test. A new test that identifies particular molecules in the blood could help doctors di...

Rethinking Serotonin's Role in Clinical Depression

Teagan Wall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Science
Teagan Wall

Since the 1950s, clinical depression has been thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, specifically an imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin. But a paper published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience last month suggests that no, depression is not cause by serotonin dysfunction.

Astoria Characters: The Artist in Residence

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's the starving part of artist that Daniel Francis finds hard to stomach. His hang-dog jeans, cuffed at the ankles to take up the slack, were made for a much weightier man, the one he used to be.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

The Dichotomy of Forgiveness

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

I have a relationship with my children's dad today that is nothing short of miraculous. We laugh, we talk, love our sons unconditionally and with unabashed pride. Would I be the person I am today had I not been born to my family, through my father, to the life I live?

When Depressed, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Risa Sugarman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

My psychiatrist has told me I am a "person of integrity," and I am finally beginning to believe her. I can only conquer this race by continuing to take my meds and actively doing the hard work in therapy. The ups and downs will continue, and I have to simply roll with it.

Let's Get Real: Embracing Vulnerability to Build a Better World

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

There was another big reason I felt compelled to be forthright. I can't stand the social stigma that is associated with mental illness and suicide. It bothers me greatly how voices hush and rooms clear at the mere mention of the "S" word.

What Running A Business With Depression Really Looks Like

Kristen Kalp | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Kristen Kalp

The part where yes, I achieve and I teach and I write, but I also fight to give a damn about anything some days? You deserve to know that, too.

Real Men Talk About Their Feelings (For Real)

Josh Rivedal | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

Men are willing to talk about the size of their prostate glands, or how much Viagra they're allowed to take, but they're still not willing to be open about their mental health. If men want to live long healthy, and productive lives it's absolutely crucial that the dialogue surrounding men's mental health has to change.

January Got You Down? What's Up With Blue Monday?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

A gentle reminder to ourselves to lighten someone else's spirits by making them smile, showing that you care, or sharing a laugh is a lovely way to combat those emotional lows.

How To Love Someone With Depression

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Sometimes, you're going to hurt. Sometimes, you won't be able to handle it, and you feel like you need to hide it from your loved one. Don't.

A Picture of (Mental) Health

Meredith Perry | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Meredith Perry

Calling all problem solvers: Mental health services are unrecognized and underutilized in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). An open innovation challenge seeks to change this.

My 'Sad Day' Turned Into a Clinical Diagnosis for Depression: The Problem With a Problem-Centric Approach to Mental Health

Todd Kestin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

Too often, a small issue is diagnosed and becomes greater by virtue of being labeled. Once you have been labeled, there is an overwhelming desire to fix that problem. This approach automatically forces you into negative thinking.

Depressed or Demoralized?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

A full professional workup can help to differentiate demoralization from a major depressive disorder. Troubling moods can arise from a variety of contexts. They may indicate a major mental disorder, but could also represent reactions to life circumstances.

What We Can Learn From Aaron Swartz

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Life is and can be incredibly stressful. If we do not have the tools we need to handle that stress, our emotions can get the best of us. When our distress level becomes elevated, rational thinking (being able to clearly see all of our options) ceases to exist.

My Biggest Secret

Jeskiret Bains | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen
Jeskiret Bains

This is the story of my struggle with something not even my closest family members and friends know about, until now.

Perimenopausal Depression

Staness Jonekos | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Staness Jonekos

Perimenopausal symptoms may be the cause of depression, and for some, it may even be clinical depression.

The Hidden Issue That Could Affect Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Depression can take a happy, healthy relationship and create a cloud around your ability to enjoy the person you love. But you can stop this cycle before it damages your relationship. Here are simple, manageable tips to help.

Moving on From Being Dark and Twisty

Patrice Bendig | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Never take for granted the feeling of happiness -- because pure happiness is something that can only be created within.

Mary Kennedy's Suicide Stirs a Memory

Lea Lane | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Like Mary Richardson Kennedy appears to have been, Delia was a beloved person who died too young from terminal depression. It can happen to anyone. Even those who seem to have it all.