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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.

Changing a Common Belief About Brain Injury

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible.

A Message to The Black and Latino Youth

César Vargas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

To the inner city Black and Latino Youth who feel alone, abandoned by their loved ones, by school administrators, and their communities: You are not alone. You matter.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I had been working with Pamela for a couple of months, attempting to help her see and value her true self, her essence. I could easily see her beautif...

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination?

6 Ways To Support A Spouse Living With Depression

Ruby Fremon | Posted 06.12.2015 | 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.

How to Be Ridiculously in Charge of Your Life

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Being ridiculously in charge of your own life doesn't mean trying to control the uncontrollable, or trying to "manage" every element of your life. And it doesn't mean never feeling bad or being upset. It means having the integrity to recognize what is real, releasing the human tendency to resist reality when it's uncomfortable, and developing mastery over yourself and only yourself.

Why It Can Be So Difficult To Differentiate Between Fatigue And Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Depression is a major mental health issue that affects many men and women worldwide each day, but it's not uncommon for their symptoms to be confused ...

Using Spirituality Addictively as a 'Spiritual Bypass'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Stephan had been meditating for many years before consulting with me for his depression. He had been part of a spiritual community that encouraged the...

The Problem With The Way We Use Antidepressants

Posted 06.08.2015 | OWN

In her provocative new book, a psychiatrist takes a hard look at the way we use antidepressants. By Beth Levine At some point (OK, maybe...

Confidence: Feeling It Like a Hot Red Lipstick!

Amy D. Cohen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy D. Cohen

Everyone wants it, everyone deserves it! It can take a word to feel it and a word to lose it. What makes us confident? Does it come from others or ...

Turning Ripples Into Tidal Waves for Flawless Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

The Kennedy Forum convenes policymakers, educators, researchers, providers, and people with the lived experience of mental health challenges to participate in discussions examining the future of mental health in the U.S. and abroad.

6 Natural Ways To Beat Depression

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Whether you talk about it or not, chances are you or one of your friends takes an antidepressant to combat depression...

What ESPN Got Wrong When Reporting About Madison Holleran

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

Part of what makes the piece so compelling is a series of storytelling devices and disclosures that also make it, frankly, irresponsible. What most people don't realize is that ESPN's coverage of Holleran's death could potentially harm vulnerable individuals.

Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "Life is no brief candle ... It is a sort of splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, ...

Teen Bullying Victims Have Double The Risk Of Developing Depression In Adulthood

Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: June 02, 2015 07:32pm ET on LiveScience. Bullying during adolescence may be responsible for almost a third of ...

The High Cost of Entrepreneurship

Mike Brcic | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Mike Brcic

My depression worsened and my isolation grew. I managed to, somehow, keep my company afloat, but my constant companion during those days was a terrible inner voice saying, on repeat, "life is terrible, and it will never get better."

What the New York Times Got Right About Depression In Pregnancy

Seleni Institute | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

A mother and her child are two parts of a whole, and we need to treat them as such during and after pregnancy. Making sure moms are healthy is how we give birth to a healthy society.