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Coping With Depression

What To Do When You're Depressed... So You Start To Care Again

Wendy Keller | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Keller

The first time I remember being clinically depressed, I was 11. My family had abruptly moved halfway across the country. I hated my new school, I hate...

For Anyone Who Suffers From Depression: You Are Still Worthy

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

The worst thing you can do with depression is guilt yourself for having it. Depression feels awful enough; don't tell yourself your wrong or bad or unworthy just because you have it.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Pinterest Users Talk About Depression, And Doctors Should, Too

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Pinterest is full of bridesmaid dresses, mason jar lanterns and DIY home improvement, but the social media site isn't just for crafts and design inspi...

Trying To Find The Light At The End Of The Depression Tunnel

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.17.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

My intention in writing about depression is to share my experiences frankly and openly in the hope that something inspires or supports another going through their own hell. Depression is a serious illness and one that sadly carries a huge stigma. It frustrates me that people are fearful.

How To Cope With Depression At Work

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Esposito for US News Chances are, someone at your workplace has depression. It could be a co-worker; it could be you. Not just a case of th...

4 Great Ways (And A Recipe) To Keep Your Demons At Bay

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

One of my oldest friends called me yesterday. She lived 10 minutes away from Robin Williams and wanted to talk about him. She'd recently seen him at a bookstore and one of her kids had gone to school with his stepdaughter. My friend and I are alike in many ways, but perhaps in one that is most important: suicide hits too close to home.

'If You've Never Walked In The Shoes Of Depression You Have No Idea What It Feels Like'

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

As my heart aches from the untimely death of Robin Williams, I decided I'd tell my own story about depression. I hope it will ignite a much-needed dia...

3 Steps To Get Out Of Your Hidden Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

The good news is that you can feel better. If you are in a relationship, you can feel more connected. And your family can function in a much healthier manner. These three steps are a beginning. The beginning of a journey where you will start to know who you really are.

A Humor Writer's Dark Confession

Abby Heugel | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

I'm a person who loves to laugh -- and who loves to make other people laugh even more -- but most of the time, that's not me, or at least that's not how I feel.

Mother's Day When Your Mom Is Absent, But Not Gone

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

The simultaneous presence and absence of a mother is a dull but persistent ache that is ironically and chronically prodded on this particular day.

Hitting the Life Reset Button: My Forrest Gump Moment

Fawn Germer | Posted 05.25.2014 | Good News
Fawn Germer

I had no plan for how far I would walk each day or how long it would take, but I was done being sad. It was time to go.

This Is What Depression Really Feels Like

Elise Jamison | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Elise Jamison

There is a humongous difference between temporary sadness and dissatisfaction with your life, and the sinking desperation that is depression. It sucks when you don't fit in, and you are lonely but that isn't depression.

Dear Joe: How Did You Beat Depression?

Joe Peacock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

It was never on any of the aptitude and vocational tests I took in high school, but apparently I have the qualities of an advice columnist. Because I get a LOT of email asking about a LOT of things. One of those things, especially over the last few months, is depression.

Let's Talk About Depression (Again)

Joe Peacock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Divorce
Joe Peacock

When you are depressed and someone tells you "but life is going to be AMAZING" you can't see it. It's not that you don't believe it. You do. You really, really do. But it doesn't matter. It's not right now. It's like telling someone with a broken arm "hey, one day it's going to not be broken."

The Day I Finally Admitted I Was Depressed

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 10.05.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

September, 2000: Mike was two years along in the battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) at that point and having lost his ability to swallow food, he'd had a feeding tube surgically placed so that he could receive nutrition.

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Mood

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Coping with feelings of depression can be especially challenging, since when you're depressed, it's often much harder to motivate yourself to do the things you need to do to start feeling better.

Power Through Hard Times.. By Appreciating The Little Things

Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D. | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D.

What surprised me the most though was how quickly I had fallen into the basement of my own psyche. I had thought of myself as having inner strength and a strong faith. However, I really was living on thin ice.

The Depression Epidemic In The Elderly

Rose Madden-Baer, MSN, MSHA | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home
Rose Madden-Baer, MSN, MSHA

We must insist that health professionals, especially primary care physicians treating the elderly, assess their patients for depression and consider new ways of treating the illness.

Depressed? How To 'Just Cheer Up!'

Susan Piver | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When I catch myself falling into a pit of despair over ill loved ones, for example ... I say to myself, "You could always just cheer up." Amazingly, even if it's only for a moment, I do.

What to Do When You're Blue

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Depression remains mysterious, and those who suffer from it tend to hide their condition... When you're in the throes of depression, it's hard to escape the feeling that you are a failure and that the future is hopeless.

8 Helpful Websites For Those Coping With Depression | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Coping with depression means having to deal with your own struggles and social stigma. The following websites include an online guide, tips and ar...

WATCH: Legendary Talk-Show Host Offers Advice To People With Depression

Posted 09.02.2011 | Healthy Living

In an interview with, Dick Cavett, a long-time talk show host and current blogger for The New York Times, offered simple advice to people...

The Power of Hate, Part I

Diana Kirschner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Diana Kirschner

Those who divorce often experience hateful feelings towards their ex at some point, especially if their partners cheated...

10 Things To Say (And 10 Not To Say) To Someone With Depression (PHOTOS) | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What do you say to someone who's depressed? All too often, it's the wrong thing. "People still have such a cloudy idea of what mental illness is," sa...