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How I Tackle Anxiety

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hawkins

If you're suffering from anxiety, the most unhelpful piece of advice anyone could ever give you (especially if you have OCD too) is "just don't think about it" or "think about something else." Wouldn't it be amazing if it were that easy?

Sympathy Pains: Are You Feeling Your Partner's Depression?

Kristi Hugstad | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristi Hugstad

Looking back, I wish I had understood that my sympathy pains reflected the seriousness of the situation. I hope that sharing these signs will help you identify a loved one's depression, and get both of you the help you need to end the cycle of sadness.

The Sleepless Cycle of Depression

Madeline Wilkerson | Posted 04.06.2016 | College
Madeline Wilkerson

There were days when all I wanted to do was sleep, but I'd hit the bed and be unable to. It was torture. And yet, the doctors could not do anything for me.

Higher Love: Addiction, Depression and HIV

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

My story isn't unique. In fact, depression is often a silent partner to HIV. For most of us living with the virus, depression shows up after we test positive.

131 Ways to Re-energize Your Life

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Sharon McCarthy

This was my first winter in Seattle. One of the rainiest cities in America had its rainiest winter on record. I eagerly await springtime and sunlight to pierce my flat mood and the numbing grey Seattle sky. But nature has its own schedule. So a few of my friends and I came up with a list of 131 ideas we could use to get a head-start on spring.

Reclaiming Yourself

Angie Viets, LCP | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Angie Viets, LCP

My hope and sincere request is that you consider who you were before you were being asked to be anything other than just you; before life and hurt and losses got in the way.

Dancing in the Dark

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephen Gray Wallace

A notable increase in college students seeking mental health services has been hailed by some as tangible evidence that efforts to de-stigmatize treatment have succeeded. Not so fast.

My Bucket List Changed My Life

Laura Lawson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Laura Lawson

Item one on my bucket list was bungee jumping. What better way to "jump" into my new way of living! What a rush! It made me realize I had been missing out on so many life experiences. From there the list grew to over 300 items.

Ruby Rose Shares Poignant Message For Those Facing Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Here's yet another powerful example of how mental illness can affect anyone. Over the weekend, actress Ruby Rose posted a heartfelt message on Instagr...

4 Truths About Suicide Loss

Naomi Cahill | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Cahill

But I am not alone. On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. This means that each year there are over a million families, like ours, living with the aftershocks of suicide. My experience has taught me a few lessons that I feel compelled to share, in the hope that shining a light on this darkness brings an opportunity for understanding.

Relief for Depression: The Key May Be Individualized Help

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affec...

Misdiagnosing the Disordered Soul

Shayne Looper | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I left home for a breakfast meeting early one cold morning a month or two ago, and my car refused to get up and go. A half-mile down the road and I st...

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

Health.com | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.

5 Reasons To Let Go Of Perfectionism

Bojana Jankovic | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Bojana Jankovic

In many cases, perfectionism will likely take you far. For example, when you are striving to be the best parent you can be, delivering exemplary results at work, or planning a flawless event. Perfectionism can, unfortunately, also bring many unwanted results.

Being the Bigger Person

Liz Cleland | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Liz Cleland

Do not let, whatever ails you, beat you. Being the bigger person is not the easy road but it is the road you should take. I promise you that, my stories, are proof life is NOT absolute.

How Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Helped Me Survive to Battle Bipolar Depression

Dyane Leshin-Harwood | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dyane Leshin-Harwood

The anesthesiologist said, "Okay, Dyane. I want you to count backwards from 10." When I reached "5," boom! I was fast asleep. I didn't feel a thing. There was no pain during or after the ECT.

Creating Pockets of Joy

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan R. Meyer

As I work my way through starting over at 70, there are moments where I'd like nothing better than to curl up in a ball clutching a pint of Ben & Jerry's. And every so often I do. But most of the time, I work to shift back to a positive place. Here are three things that I do that I've picked up by watching happy, fulfilled women:

Five Stages of Grief Growth

Barbara McNally | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara McNally

With acceptance comes the motivation to do the best we can with what we've got. Acceptance means making peace with what is, but it also leaves room for contemplating ways to making the situation even better.

What Wentworth Miller's Depression Says About All of Us

David Michael Conner | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

I've written about it before and I'll write about it again as long as I have a platform, but gay men have to find a way to appreciate other gay men for more than appearances.

You Are Not Alone

John David Mann | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

When I was fourteen I spent a year being depressed. Most of my life, I'd been a pretty happy kid. But not for the year that stretched from mid-'68 to ...

Dear Divorcee: Your Future Abundance Relies on Today's Resilience and Acceptance

Bill Douglas | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Bill Douglas

Divorce rarely comes without some degree of grief, fear or anxiety. Two people do not marry with the intention of parting. When my marriage did not su...

10 Photos That Perfectly Illustrate The Reality Of Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Sometimes a photo can express more than words ever can. That's especially true when it comes to mental health conditions, which are challenging to exp...

Mental Health Stigma Is Evaporating (Allegedly, Anyway)

Anna David | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna David

While sure, it's great people understand that what's going on in the brain is just as important as what's going on in the body, I wouldn't say this news means the stigma is evaporating.

Spring Ahead -- 150 Ways to Recharge Your Life

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women
Sharon McCarthy

While designed for single women, most of these activities work if you're male or married, too.

On Consumerism, Terror, and Human Nature

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

For decades, we have been told that if we only had that coolest, newest car/phone/pair of shoes/you-name-it, we would be happy. But as soon as we get ...