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Nobody Is Perfick

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

When I was young, one of my favorite books was a collection of four short stories called "Nobody is Perfick." I liked the first three stories, but it ...

Depression: Low Mood Is Just The Beginning

Dr Ian Drever | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr Ian Drever

It's now abundantly clear that depression is a serious and debilitating medical illness. Going through a list like that above can be helpful for anyone trying to understand what's happening, whether it be family members or managers at work.

Hello, My Name Is Depression

Rachel Brehm | Posted 05.15.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Mental illness can take shape in many different forms. One of those forms looks a lot like a big black blob. It's vast, it's life-altering, it's suffocating, and its name is Depression.

How You Treat Someone With a Mental Illness

Samina Raza | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

In any case, don't give up on your friends with mental illness. Love, compassion, understanding, empathy, and nudging them to get in touch with their doctor would all be inordinately helpful!

You Are Not Alone

John David Mann | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

When I was fourteen I spent a year being depressed. Most of my life, I'd been a pretty happy kid. But not for the year that stretched from mid-'68 to ...

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

What We Often Fail To Realize About Depression

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.14.2016 | OWN

There are a few key elements about depression that we've all come to understand. For example, we know it's not about feeling sad every now and then, i...

Comparison Shopping Our Love Lives Is a Holiday Tradition

Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC | Posted 12.22.2016 | Divorce
Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC

It is that time of year when most of us are shopping for the perfect gifts to give and for the best deals on them. Should I buy it online or at the store? Which model has the most features and best price? Which one will they like the best? Compare, compare, compare.

5 Phrases Depressed People Don't Want To Hear

YourTango | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living

There are some kind words I just can't hear. It's as if they're being broadcast on an inaudible frequency that affects me the way sonic fences affect dogs. Suddenly, I'm a teeth-gritting, fist clenching, curled up ball of prickly defense.

How I Took Control Of My Life And Now It's Your Turn

Unwritten | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Aliza Vaccher. The last year and a half has been hard for me. And, it's not easy to admit that. It's difficult t...

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Whitney

Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.

Living With Depression: One Man's Struggle to Overcome

Shawn Henfling | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawn Henfling

Now, when people ask me how I'm doing, I don't tell them I'm fine. Now, the answer is "better than I've been in a long time." My willpower is as strong as it ever was, but I'm learning to recognize when I need a little assistance. I am more than my depression, and it's OK to ask for help.

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

Michael Mulligan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Michael Mulligan

he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.

How I Finally Made My Wife Understand What It's Like To Be Depressed

Clint Edwards | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Clint Edwards

Trying to attach meaning to depression and anxiety is like trying to attach a tail to an invisible donkey.

I Cry -- A Lot

Frank M. Hobson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank M. Hobson

I have been depressed for so long that I simply do not know who I am not depressed. I don't remember a time in my adult life, adolescence, or childhood that I would consider myself not depressed. It is who I am.

Lindsay Holmes

9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

There's been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression -- particularly in light of recent events -- as people struggle to understand why and how it aff...

What It Means to Suffer Alone: The Raw Truth About Depression

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

That's the thing about depression: When you are in it, people around you seem happy. They seem to have it together. And if you suffer, the last thing you want to do is take their happiness away or bring them down. You feel like a burden to those around you.

The Dark Side We Never See

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

As that realization entered my head, I began to understand that I had three choices. The first, reason I was in the rafters, was already ruled out. The other two were: I could get down and live my life the way it had been, or I could decide to change things about my life.

Actress Kelly Reilly Lets Loose About Her Very Controversial Character

Elizabeth Luisi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Luisi

As a person with bipolar disorder, it is difficult to watch my illness portrayed on television. So when I saw the promos for ABC'S Black Box, starring Kelly Reilly, I was skeptical. Instead, what I found was surprisingly familiar; the series, and its star, are insightful and heartbreakingly honest.

I Realized How Much My Husband Loved Me After He Had Me Committed

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.15.2014 | Weddings

Four years ago, blogger Rona Berry Morin was struggling with a bout of depression so dark that she attempted suicide, leading her husband to make a to...

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

Holiday Depression Can Be a Surprising Gift

Barrie Davenport | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Barrie Davenport

But for some people, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the most painful of the year. Depression during the holidays is an all-too-common problem that turns the season into something to "get through" rather than a celebration to savor.

3 Tips for Getting "Home" for the Holidays

Erica Ariel Fox | Posted 01.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Erica Ariel Fox

The holiday season has begun. At the heart of the holidays is the idea of going home. But where is home these days?

My Daughter's Life is Over With These Private Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question "Dear Steve, I am a Nurse Practitioner who is vey very concerned about my daughters mental health -as a result of he...