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An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

Minaa B | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

I was raised to be a strong, black woman who could handle her own emotions -- not ask someone to help me sort them out. How dare I need treatment for feeling worthless and for being bullied when I come from a lineage of ancestors who used strength and endurance as a way to survive?

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse : Anxiety and Depression

Allan S. Vann | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

For spouse caregivers who have been in good marriages before the onset of Alzheimer's, experiencing some degree of daily anxiety or mild depression is quite common as the person we love most in this world is, for all practical purposes, gone... and yet still here.

How to Find the Source of Your Fears and Anxieties

Stan Popovich | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

The best way to get rid of your fears is to find those techniques that will manage the true source of your fears. If you can do this, then you should be able to overcome your fears and anxieties.

6 Ways Language Makes a BIG Difference to Success

Scott Halford | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Scott Halford

Glass half-empty or half-full? Does it really matter? As it turns out, it does matter how you explain that glass and the world around you. Those who ...

ICYMI: The Perils Of A Bad Mug Shot And Why STD-Testing Condoms Might Not Be That Awesome

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, first-person essays by individuals affected by stigmatized diseases and disorders c...

Overcoming Garden Variety Moodiness

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Ever feel moody without it descending into a full blown mood disorder? Moody usually means that you're disappointed in someone, something or in yours...

Solve Your Problems by Not Trying to Solve Them

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Let's take a look at how we go about problem-solving. First, what exactly is a problem? "Problem" is defined as: a matter or situation regarded as u...

7 Types of Commitment Phobes

Emily Wilcox | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Emily Wilcox

There are several types of men who have difficulty committing and while they vary in intensity, they all have common fears and similar characteristics with different ways of expressing their phobias. No matter what type the Commitment Phobe may be, their behaviors are equally devastating to the women who love them.

The Highly Intelligent, Creative, Self-Destructive White Male in Literature and Film

Steven Petite | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.

Meet Frank, My Depression

Ravishly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

Having depression is a lot like having an asshole cat. He's heavy and takes up space, lying on your chest at night so you can't get up. He's always around, picking you apart with an air of disapproval and howling for you to feed him.

How to Shake a Bad Mood Fast

Tamara Star | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Just like unexpected rain on a clear sunny day, life circumstances beyond our control are going to happen. Letting them control our moods though, is completely optional. The key lies in changing focus.

Do I Need Therapy? How Do I Find a Good Therapist?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Mental health professionals are like any other kind of professionals. Some are excellent; some are poor. Most are somewhere in between. You start with a leg up if you find someone who is well-trained in a kind of psychotherapy that has a very strong evidence base. Don't get discouraged if the therapist you're seeing isn't helpful enough. It just means you haven't yet found the right person.

My Depression Is Not an Accessory

Jacob Hood | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacob Hood

Not only do statements such as, "I'm so depressed," or, "I swear I'm bipolar," diminish the reality of mental illness, but they also reduce the experiences of true victims to "just emotions." Depression isn't a mask you can slip on at your leisure to validate negative feelings.

5 (Powerful) Reasons to Overcome Depression

Berenice Bojorquez | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Berenice Bojorquez

The first thing we do is to deny it and try to hide it as much as possible. But then you get into a place where you cannot give anymore excuses. I then realized I had no choice but to face my emotions and try to kick out this monster that can slowly ruin my peace.

What's Really Wrong With Tiger Woods?

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Another major championship has come and gone, and it was another major disappointment for Tiger Woods. At the U.S. Open held at Chambers Bay outside of Seattle, Woods ballooned with an opening round 80 followed by a 76 on Friday and was cut from play for the weekend.

His Name Is Momo

Danielle McKechnie | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle McKechnie

His breath smells like a Coachella porta potty softened by the tinge of chewed grass and spiders. His belly is so riddled with lipomas that the majo...

What 'Orange Is The New Black' Gets Right About Depression

Alana Saltz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Alana Saltz

When I saw Brook Soso fall apart on Season 3 of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, I knew exactly what was happening to her. I know, because like Soso's character, I've also been locked in an institution and forced to deal with mental illness without the support that I needed.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air condi...

Happy Memories Can Reverse Depression In Mice

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science

Earlier this year, French neuroscientists achieved a remarkable feat. Hacking into the brains of mice, they switched the emotional character of their ...

Looking At Angry Faces May Reveal Risk For Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science

Relapse is a common but troubling symptom of depression, with anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of people who experience one or more depressive episodes ...

The Extended Release 'Drug' -- Why Therapy Works

Liv Raimonde | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Many people in the world who struggle from mental illness struggle alone in silence. People hesitate to seek help because they fear it will label them...

What Happens When You're Highly Educated But Experience Discontent

Karen Henson Jones | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Karen Henson Jones

I began to wonder if people are inherently unhappy in corporations, or if they have individual passions that need to be addressed.

The Three Stages of Depression, as Defined by Pathetic 80's Love Ballads

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

If you've ever been depressed and had someone ask how you feel, after a while it gets boring just saying, "I'm depressed ... still." or "I'm depressed ... yet again."

Power Up: Reboot Your Family's Brain This Summer

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Summer is idyllic for many of us -- a slower tempo, warmer weather and vacations encourage us to throw away the structured schedules and the Nascar fr...

An Open Letter to Every Anxious Parent of a Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you have a teen or teens then I am quite confident that you are more than just a little consumed by worry and anxiety. This is an inevitable part of being parents to children who are at the age where they test limits and as a result put you in the unenviable position of having to push back. What a tricky set of dance steps you have to deal with during these years.