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Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

Get Out of Yourself

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

One of the chief cruelties of depression is how it encloses us in a dark tunnel, a space that doesn't extend beyond the borders of ourselves, our thwa...

A Case for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Risa Sugarman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

For me, the benefits of ECT have greatly outweighed my initial fears. I never imagined the positive results I would have in response to this treatment.

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

The 'In' and 'On' of Family Caregiving

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

A saying I often repeat is, "If you don't know where you're going, you'll never know when you get there." So here are my ABCs to help you find and implement a family caregiver path that works for you.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

I'm writing this multi-part series to shine a bright light on depression's disproportionate impact on Black LGBTQ persons. As one who's suffered from this illness throughout periods of his life, I can attest to its near-crippling effects.

How to Keep Depression From Monopolizing Your Life

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

Everyone has a different journey and different things that work for them, but I thought I'd share the things that have worked for me. If you suffer from any mental illness and are trying to find a way out of that maze of misery, ponder these suggestions.

This Study Destroys The Myth That Cigarettes 'Relieve Stress'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for another reason to quit, here it is: Cigarettes may be a sign of mental health problems. Contrary to the perception of cigare...

How To Tell If It's Seasonal Depression Or Just A Bad Mood

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be light out a little bit later now, but we're still in the last leg of winter (thanks for nothing, Punxsutawney Phil). The frozen season often...

What Is Active Acceptance?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I actively work my acceptance of my life without kids, but do not be confused by the word acceptance. Definitely do not miss the words actively work.

The Secret To A Happy Marriage May Be In Your DNA

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

The secret to a happy marriage seems to be a never-ending topic of discussion, but Robert Levenson, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is taking a...

One Snowy Night in a Little Country Town

Mary McLaurine | Posted 02.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary McLaurine

A few years ago while living in Western Maryland, otherwise known as "The Land of Never-Ending Snow," my boyfriend and I were suffering from cabin fev...

How A Parent's Incarceration Mentally And Emotionally Scars Their Children

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact

Ifetayo Harvey's father was sentenced to 15 years in prison for cocaine trafficking when she was just 4 years old. Even though he only served half of ...

A Letter to Lucy: What I Learned As I Rocked My Daughter to Sleep

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Wendi Nunnery

When we sit together in your nursery, cuddled chest to chest, I feel the weight of glory pressed upon me despite the uncertainty that always tries to take over.

Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Ben Klasky | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Ben Klasky

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication; but is also too often marked by addiction and suicide. Ultimately, Brandon would find his footing in the same place that his relentless sense of adventure took him as a boy growing up outside Cleveland - the outdoors.

Exercise Doesn't Just Alleviate Depression Symptoms, It May Help Prevent Them

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

We know physical fitness can help alleviate symptoms of depression, but a new study suggests that exercise may prevent them from happening in the firs...

Changing Our Tune

Liza Long | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Liza Long

Today, I am indeed grateful for my personal experiences with mental illness, because they prepared me to appreciate other people's struggles, especially my son's.

How I Released Control and Discovered True Love

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Cathy Cassani Adams

I live life with fewer answers and a lot more questions. I no longer believe that I know what is best for others.

Gut Feelings: Diet, Depression and Bacteria

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We still have much to learn. A clear determination of which microbiome profiles are consistently associated with depression and the best psychobiotic intervention has not yet been achieved. But that day is not far off.

Why We Should All Stop Watching The Nightly News

Tammy Bleck | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Aside from the fact that the nightly news is freakishly depressing and leaves you feeling like a hopeless deer in the headlights, it could be killing your ability to cope. With everything.

When Life Changes, Create a Fun Calendar

Mike Bushman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

A sense of mortality, long fought to a mental corner, moved to the center of Mike's thoughts. It would hurt, he knew, if he didn't do something about it. So he did. Mike created the Fun Calendar.

Waiting for Nothing: Loving Yourself on Valentine's Day

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

With Valentine's Day coming, love is the topic of the moment. When we think about love, we generally think in terms of who loves us and whom we love, ...

The Moon Really Could Not Be More Obvious About This

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

Sometimes you lay awake thinking about all of the things. It's 1 a.m. and your eyes snap open because your brain simply could not wait one more sec...