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Mood Disorders

We Need to Talk About Suicide Prevention

Lynn Keane | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Keane

Talking about suicide prevention begins with understanding mental illness. The majority of people who take their lives have an unidentified mental health disorder. Many of those people were unable to share their emotional pain because of the stigma associated with the disease.

What Your Birthday Says About Your Mood And Personality, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science

Astrologers and other spiritual types are typically the only people to believe in a connection between a person's birthday and their personality. But ...

My Brother's Keeper

Kristina Cowan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

I begged him to stop and kept him on the line until he promised he wouldn't do it. "I'll call you back. I love you," he said, hanging up. I believed him. When I learned that he had died, the call haunted me.

It's Time to Bring Depression Out of the Dark

Jonathan Rottenberg | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rottenberg

Depressed and formerly depressed people are ever on the defensive. We need better marketing and messaging. We need symbols that people can get behind, rallying points for a more productive conversation. Enter free wristbands printed with the phrase "Come Out of the Dark."

The Scary Truth About Teenage Girls And Mood Disorders

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.24.2013 | Teen

Although boys and girls exhibit similar rates of depression and anxiety during the childhood years -- around three to five percent -- by the teen year...

Aaron Swartz's Suicide: A Different Call to Arms

Andrea Bonior | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Andrea Bonior

Let's have that conversation about hacking laws and how to wrestle with the new frontier of technology. But, arguably even more germane to the bulk of Americans, let's recognize how devastatingly common depression can be, and learn to act on the warning signs.

The Origin of Angst: How Ancient Herd Instincts Cause Modern Anxiety and Depression

Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Science
Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.

The five herd instincts are still there underneath. When they sense that we are not doing what they want, they complain and try to coax us back to that ancient herd. Those complaints are voiced to us through panic anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, atypical depression and melancholic depression.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Medical Records: A Slippery Slope

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.17.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

No one should be forced to reveal medical information about themselves to get a job or keep a job unless it directly affects job safety.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Receiving Medical Treatment For Mood Disorder

Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living

A mood disorder is the reason behind U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s medical leave of absence, according to news reports. The Democratic Congressman f...

Rat Study Links Chronic Stress To Common Mood Disorder

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

By Gisela Telis on 25 June 2012, 3:15 PM Stress really does mess with your mind. A new study has found that chronic stress can create many of th...

Writing "Beyond Blue": Keeping My End of the Bargain

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Therese Borchard

Here I am. With my mission: to educate folks about mental illness and to offer support to those who, like myself, suffer from mood disorders.