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What To Say, Where To Get Help And Other Things You Should Know About Suicide Prevention

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Mental illness -- most frequently, depression -- is a factor in suicide, playing a role nine out of 10 times. K...

Lindsay Holmes

7 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Depression | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Depression has a way of being an all-consuming, monster of a battle. It takes a toll physically and emotionally. It's often stigmatized. But perhaps o...

Stop Letting Negative People Drag You Down

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

"Being positive is like going up a mountain. Being negative is like sliding down a hill. A lot of times, people want to take the easy way out, becau...

6 Truths About Depression and How to Overcome It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

For people struggling with depression, it's important to have compassion for yourself and to take actions to overcome this state, including seeking help. Remember that no matter what your critical inner voice may be telling you, the situation is far from hopeless.

The Key to Moving Past Anxiety: Take Baby Steps Forward

Debra Kissen | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

Something remarkable happens when you make contact with your fears: When you allow yourself to experience your deepest darkest thoughts, they immediately become less ominous. They become something you can observe and experience and move through.

The Phone Call

Mark Pacitti | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Pacitti

It was a long, slow journey to recovery. But at the end of the road was a light far brighter than I had ever imagined possible. All it took in the end was a phone call.

'The Moment I Knew Was Depressed'

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

There was never a moment when I said to myself, "Self, it's been two months since you haven't been your cheery self, and if the Zoloft ad on TV is any indication of what depression feels like, you are certainly a sad egg who can't -- or doesn't want to -- catch that damn butterfly."

Suicidal? Just Depressed? Be Careful How You Phrase It Online

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Facebook's new "flag" policy for threats of self-harm strikes me as an efficient, measured approach that manages to offer timely help while also respecting the privacy of the people making the alleged threats. The trouble, as always, is interpreting what constitutes a threat.

8 Ways to Actively Fight Depression

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When you're depressed, it often feels like nothing in the world can make you feel better. For anyone experiencing this "stuckness," it's important to remember that depression is a very common and highly-treatable disorder.

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," ...

Mindfulness Strategies for Anxiety and Depression

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Mindfulness is about being aware of what lens we're wearing when looking at life, so we can be more intentional.

Accessing Faith Through Treating Depression

Dr. Paula Bloom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paula Bloom

Faith and spirituality can be powerful sources of strength, happiness and meaning. It may be, however, that no amount of prayer or faith can help you get out of a depression.