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Surviving Mother's Day As a Non-Mom (Not By Choice)

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Holly R. Cashman

Despite the crushing pain of the experience, I still have hope. Recently, I was walking with our puppy in the backyard of our house, and I felt for the first time in as long as I can remember, a feeling of contentedness and well-being wash over me. It only lasted a few seconds, but it was glorious. I plan to try to find that place again and work on staying there for longer periods of time.

ICYMI Health: How Kendrick Lamar Could Change The Face Of Depression And Why Dressing Better Might Improve Your Work Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what editors at The Huffington Post are reading this week. This week, we focused on reading stories about the high cost of m...

5 Unexpected Signs That You're Depressed

Posted 05.08.2015 | OWN

You're not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get ...

'Fuzzy Thinking' Is A Common Symptom Of Depression And Bipolar, Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Feeling as though you're walking around with your head in a fog can be a frustrating symptom of some psychiatric disorders. And as a large new stu...

Healthy Romantic Relationships Play A Huge Role In Helping Child Abuse Survivors Cope

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors who find stable romantic relationships as adults may also find that these r...

Burying the Stigma of Mental Illness

Heather Rorrer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Rorrer

When the death of a loved one is suicide, or any facet of mental illness is involved, there's a stage in the grieving process psychologists don't list: stigma. Survivors bear the stigma of survival. Even as friends gather to sympathize, you sense an unspoken undertone: Surely you knew something.

Unmasking Mental Illness in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.

The Time of Your Life? Struggling With Mental Illness While Studying Abroad

Laura Jensen | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Laura Jensen

I am certainly not alone in my experience with mental illness, and it pains me to think about how many other college students are forced to come up with fake stories of their time abroad for fear of being labeled "unappreciative."

ICYMI: The Dark Side Of Being A People Person And How Sleep Can Make You More Creative

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. Mental Health Awareness month began on May 1, and we were captivated by the stories of friends...

Discover Your Purpose

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Wilson

Sometimes inspiration comes from the darkest of times. These moments will change you forever. It is up to you to decide if you will let it knock you down, or rise up, inspired and motivated to learn and grow.

How to Foster Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Amy Morin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

The way employees think, feel, and behave can impact everything from productivity and communication to their ability to maintain safety. Promoting goo...

I Can't Get Out of My Sweat Pants: An Essay on Depression

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

Despite all social stigmas to the contrary or people accusing me of being "crazy," I'm not ashamed to admit that I have depression. Just like I'm not ashamed to admit that I have asthma.

Losing My Mind (And Dream) to Pulsatile Tinnitus: The Less Noisy Road Back

Torrey Wang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Torrey Wang

It has taken me this long and a dream Ph.D. separation just to get to a conjecture, but at least reasonable conjectures breed solutions, whatever they turn out to be. I already feel less depressed because I am finally taking action. I can almost hear silence again. The road back is less noisy as a result. This in itself makes all the trying and failing, and trying again worthwhile.

Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses

Art Levine | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Art Levine

The release in late March of an alarming new report by federal investigators has confirmed in shocking new detail what has been known for years: Poor and foster care kids covered by Medicaid are being prescribed too many dangerous antipsychotic drugs at young ages for far too long -- mostly without any medical justification at all.

Stop Telling Students They're Messed Up and Start Doing Something About It

Ross Szabo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

From age 5, students learn about what they should eat, how much they should exercise, the kinds of diseases/problems that can occur and how they can become stronger. We can easily do the same with mental health.

Public Attitudes About Mental Health

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Weldon

Mental health care in the U.S. underwent significant changes over the past decade. But what does the public think -- how important do they think mental health problems are and how much do such issues affect their lives?

The One Tool That Will Change Your Day

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

My life is experienced through the lens that I choose. When I look at the world around me through the eyes of compassion, patience and fearlessness, life is exciting and fresh, full of beauty, love and opportunity. What lens are you using?

Alterations

Kris Evans | Posted 06.26.2015 | Style
Kris Evans

When I think of what the word alterations numerous meanings come to mind. One is of fixing a garment whether it be too big or pants that are too long. Making alterations makes the garment seem better. Looks better on the body if it fits.

4 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Inner Peace

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Do whatever you have to do to find that inner peace, and keep doing it. Sometimes you might find that the best kinds of peace-meditations don't happen while sitting on the floor cross-legged.

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

Your Brain on Exercise

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

Evidently, exercising keeps our brain in shape just as much as it does our bodies. The great news is that it doesn't take much to reap the benefits -- moderate exercise, brisk walks, even just 30 minutes a day -- can power up our brain to renew itself and keep us sharp as a tack.

Meaning Is What We Make It

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

We don't let ourselves love the people we want to love, do the things we want to do, pursue the passions that light us up, or reject the people and things that we simply don't resonate with. We think, "I'll deal with/get around to this later". But what if later never comes?

Rapper Scarface Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Rapper Brad "Scarface" Jordan opened up to HuffPost Live about being diagnosed with manic depression, which is detailed in his memoir Diary of a Madma...

How This Former Teen Mom Got Past Feeling Like She Had To 'Over-Parent'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

As if facing motherhood as a teenager isn't challenging enough, countless young women must also battle the stereotype that they're unable to effective...

The Pit Bull at the Gate

Doug Kreeger | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. ...