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Saving Lives From Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark.

How Cockroaches Became My New Self-Help Gurus

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 08.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael C. Bryan

Oh, I'm totally enlightened. But I'm having a panic attack right now, so do you mind if we talk after I don't feel like running screaming naked dow...

How to Turn Your Life Around

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Slumps are temporary situations and should never be misconstrued as a way of life. We are not meant to waste our days in darkness. Life is a sacrament, and we its offering. What we must leave on its altar is an intentional life of purpose, nothing less.

Learning How to Respect Your Struggles

Minaa B | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.

6 Tips on Balancing Your Family, Career and Your Anxieties

Stan Popovich | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

It can be difficult for adults to have to take care of their families and manage their careers at the same time. This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for many people. As a result, here are six tips on how to take care of your family and your career without getting overly stressed.

That Kind of Mother: Parenting With Depression

Kelley Clink | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Kelley Clink

The fear rises up every now and then. What if depression keeps me from being the mother I want to be? I answer the question with a question: What if depression makes me exactly the mother my son needs?

When You Realize What Matters Most

Jonathan Martin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports
Jonathan Martin

One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.

Under the Veneer

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Lisa Chau

On the 19th, I attended Hannush's Under, performed by The Con-Etiquette Players. Using flashbacks between a psychiatric hospital and Yale University, a group of millennials explore the themes of friendship, mental illness and ambition.

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health

Merritt Juliano | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.

If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it. That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen&n...

One Man. Talking About His Life. And Wanting to End It.

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

"I'm ready to tell my story. It's time." That's what I heard from Stuart Walker, owner of Clubhaus Fitness. A tall, muscular guy with a boisterous la...

Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? The Cost of Veteran Health Care

Dawson Church | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

"Are you a Vietnam veteran?" I asked "Stan," an auto mechanic I'd met a few minutes earlier in the course of a routine car checkup. He nodded affirm...

Book Review: Dear Stephanie by Mandi Castle

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

There is a trend in writing these days that casts female protagonists as unlikable and not relatable. Frankly, I am not a fan of this trend. And so it goes that with Dear Stephanie, I had very low expectations.

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

I Don't Suck At Motherhood Just Because I Take Antidepressants

Jill Robbins | Posted 08.22.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

In life, I try to strike a balance between transparency and over-sharing. Motherhood is a blessing and a joy but it's messy and scary, too. Life is messy and scary.

Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.22.2015 | Science

It's not always easy to know how to help a friend who's struggling with depression. It turns out that just being there for that person might be the b...

Why I Stopped Giving Unsolicited Advice

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

What a relief to let go of that cumbersome crutch of advice-giving and get down to the business of being an active and supportive friend, finding out what they need from me, not saddling them with what I think they need.

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

Julie Zack Yaste | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Zack Yaste

I did not choose to have an anxiety disorder with depressive repercussions, but I am choosing to be open and vocal about it, because it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's part of who I am.

Comic Relief: How Comedians Give Us Permission to Be Human

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Jamie Rautenberg

As a therapist, and general lover of humanity, I'm both hopeful and excited to see us all head in the direction of our shared acceptance of one another because we are all born out of the same darkness. It's from this dark place that comedians teach us to find the lightness of our being.

Ridding the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Zane Rubin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Teen
Zane Rubin

The line between getting beaten down by the experience of human existence, and having a mental illness always seems to move. I know I lie toward the ill side, and yet I feel very wary to find the antidote to said illness. What if medication doesn't work?

Are Your 'Shoulds' Really Helping You?

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Each time you hear yourself saying or thinking what "should" be happening, flip it around and ask the question, what is happening? Drop your fight with reality, your narrative about what "should" be, and you'll discover that reality, unburdened by your opposition, is a lot different than you think. The surest way to find peace is not to win the war, but to stop the fighting.

Why Group Therapy Is More Than Just A Support Group

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The stereotypical image of therapy -- a patient lying on a couch, his back to a disengaged professional -- is an antiquated one. In reality ...

I Had a Brief Encounter With Robin Williams Once

Sean Whitson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Whitson

Celebrities aren't generally the types to linger in the stacks. But that's exactly where I found Robin Williams one day, loitering in the fiction section for over an hour, never picking up a single book.

Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Depression, Darker Side Of Modeling

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Style

Fun. Goofy. Gorgeous. These are just a few words you might use to describe Cara Delevingne, the model-turned-actress who's loved for constantly p...

Doomed to Struggle?

Amy Leo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Leo

"Why did you do that? You should have..." "You know better than that!" "Try this..." These phrases echoed throughout school corridors, provider off...