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Dealing With Depression

12 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Depression

Ravishly | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home

Those who know and love people with depression usually want nothing other than to help. But during the times I've been depressed, even the most well-intentioned efforts to help often backfired.

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

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
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.

Why This Comedian Hid Her Depression From The World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.06.2014 | Home

Mental illness affects one out of every four people -- comedian Ruby Wax being one of them. Due to fear of stigma, she felt the need to keep her depre...

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.08.2014 | Home
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

'I Am Afraid Of Getting Worse'

Posted 08.22.2014 | Home

This is the story of a 24-year-old woman in San Francisco who asked to remain anonymous. I am feeling depressed. It started more than a year and a ...

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

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.19.2014 | Home
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...

Love in the Age of Sadness

Dylan Brody | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Dylan Brody

Depression lies. It lies in all sorts of ways. Depression tells you that you are worthless and that nobody needs you. It tells you that it cannot be treated. But if you are lost in the darkness, keep calling out. Someone will respond, I promise.

Finding the Face of Depression in a Mirror

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 10.14.2014 | Home
Craig Tomashoff

Then came the Robin Williams news, and a profound sadness as I pictured him in his final moments, believing that the darkness of the world was too much to bear. He gave me hours of happiness for so many years. The least I could do to repay him is to not let his tragic death be in vain.

Robin Williams, A Baby Boomer Favorite... You Enriched Our Lives!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.11.2014 | Home
David Kanegis

As we get older it's difficult to see others we care about exit our lives. However we often become inured to it. When someone as gregarious and outgoing as Robin Williams goes before his time it's especially disturbing. For many of us it's as if a close friend has passed away. He and his cohorts are inextricably woven into the fabric of our lives.

3 Steps To Get Out Of Your Hidden Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Hitting the Life Reset Button: My Forrest Gump Moment

Fawn Germer | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
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.

6 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home

If you've ever known someone with depression or have battled it yourself, you're deeply aware of the accidental insensitivity that can often come with...

I Waged A War Against Depression

Tanner Snider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tanner Snider

Everything seemed out of control. My family had always felt safe, now it felt chaotic, random, uncontrolled. Looking back now, I see how that dark July day, a day so final, marked my beginning.

Let's Talk About Depression (Again)

Joe Peacock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home
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."

Got to Get Down to Get Up: Things I Don't Want You to Know

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

The good thing about hitting a super-low is that it forces us to make changes in areas we've been ignoring. When you find yourself sinking and blinking through weighted water that threatens to suffocate you, you have two choices, homefries: Move or die.

Can Sad Music Actually Heal Your Broken Heart?

Posted 06.23.2013 | Home

By Madeline Vann, MPH Danielle Grant, a 31-year-old chemical engineering student, put John Denver’s seriously sad “I’m Sorry” and Bruno Mar...

8 Helpful Websites For Those Coping With Depression | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

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 | Home

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...

9 Ways To Support Someone With Depression (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has a ...

Does Your Job Make The List? 10 Careers With High Rates Of Depression | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some jobs are more depression-prone than others. Here are 10 fields (out of 21 major job categories) in which full-time workers are most likely to rep...

6 Tips For Taking Charge Of Your Victimization

Fawn Germer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Fawn Germer

Even when you can't control what happens or happened, you can control how you react. When you are in pain, you don't want to hear this kind of advice because it seems to minimize your distress, but it is simply the truth.

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

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...

Sick of Feeling Out of Control in 2010? Let it go.

Fawn Germer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Fawn Germer

There is so much in life that is out of our control, yet we feel some urge to manage the unmanageable to achieve the outcome we want.