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Depression Treatment

Fighting Depression? Name Your Dragon

Reba Riley | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Reba Riley

Drizella Tremaine is Cinderella's ugly stepsister on the right. When Cinderella manages to make a bow out of scraps, Drizella rips it off her head. Wh...

How Standing Up For Yourself Helps You Fight Depression

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the United States, with nearly one in 10 U.S. adults experiencing some form of it. Depression ...

I Never Understood Depression Until My Mother Died From It

Alexandra Owens | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Owens

I want to hold your hand in silence. I want to scream at the world with you and rub your back as you weep. We both know your strong, we both know you can push past this; and if you need me to remind you of this I always will.

The Wisdom Of The Crowd

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

American depression rates fall behind only India and China. In an article from U.S. News and World Report, the WHO tracked "quality years of life lost due to disability or death," and reported researchers found the U.S. most affected by not only depression but anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The Case Of The Invisible Mom

Amy Begel | Posted 08.01.2016 | Women
Amy Begel

As a family therapist with many years of practice under my belt, I've had the occasion to see quite a few women -- and men -- who have lost their voice in their intimate relationship. Interestingly, sometimes this "invisibility" disguises itself as anger, and becomes hard to recognize.

The Days Of Sand And Sea

Bryan Behar | Posted 07.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bryan Behar

I realize that in 2016, writing a nostalgic ode to a private beach club may feel as tone deaf as body shaming a child or "liking" one of Donald Trump ...

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...

In The Battle Against Mental Health, One Doctor Conquers Her Demons

Jacquelyn Corley | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacquelyn Corley

Dr. Z met me at a coffee shop on a rainy day in San Francisco. We sat across from each other, sipping hot coffee as funky 70s music boomed from the speakers. It felt horribly out of place considering what our meeting was about: her suicide attempt.

Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Why are some people happy and some are miserable? Why do some people who struggle with depression find ways to pull themselves out of if they implement some proven tools?

When All Else Fails, Just Be Still

Christine Suhan | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Suhan

My head can be a scary place to live some days. Yesterday was one of them. The depression fog had settled in and clouded my every thought. In the mids...

The Challenge of Depression After a Spiritual Awakening

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The contrast trying to play the game of life, doing, achieving, and having success while knowing meanwhile love is the ultimate reality can be confusing, conflicting, and tying heart and mind into knots.

Can Magnets Heal a Broken Heart?

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Barbara Alvarez

After the breakup of a romantic relationship, you enter uncharted territory. It can trigger painful and unsettling emotions, your life is turned tops...

An Open Letter to My 19-Year-Old Self Who Just Fell Into Depression

Kc Agu | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Kc Agu

Remember: They'll understand you. Let them in so they can find a way to help you overcome that depression.

A Simple Exercise to Feel Happiness and Find Gratitude

Sue Crites | Posted 01.06.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Crites

In a recent post, I talked about how feelings of happiness and joy can lead to health and healing. Some questions I received related to how one can fi...

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.

Cultural Variations in Healing: Mental Health Outreach

Minaa B | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Minaa B

I believe there are many misconceptions about what mental health treatment looks like and stigma continues to be a burden by weighing down the choices that people are willing to make in regards to seeking help.

Do We Need a New Pill Drill?

Kristen Lee | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee

This is the pill drill that needs to be revisited and dismantled. This drill involves a lack of access to preventative, alternative and/or complementary approaches, and resorts to swift prescribing without exploring additional means to understand and treat mental health and stress-related issues.

Alena Hall

Looking For Relief From Depression? Try Laughing At Your Pain

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

When Clayton Raithel's first encounter with love came to an unexpected end, he suffered far more than just a broken heart. What looked like an average...

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: 5 Tips I Learned in Therapy

Keri Vaca | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Keri Vaca

I am a work in progress. I have the tools I need to keep depression at bay and to be my best self. I know I will have setbacks and that is OK. I encourage everyone to try some of these tools. I find them very helpful. If you think you need a therapist, look for one. Most of all, put your oxygen mask on first. I promise you are worth it.

6 Ways To Support A Spouse Living With Depression

Ruby Fremon | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Ruby Fremon

As hard as it is to be the one living with depression, it must feel so incredibly tough to be their spouse -- bearing witness to everything that you're going through and feeling helpless because they've never experienced depression first-hand.

Carolyn Gregoire

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Prevent Depression Relapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

Relapse is a common and devastating aspect of major depression, a mental illness that affects roughly 15 million Americans. The usual preventative tre...

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain. In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Ch...

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

New Study Finds Marijuana To Be Effective Against Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Research has suggested that cannabis may be a promising treatment option for a number of different physical and mental health conditions, from post-tr...