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Overcoming Depression

An Open Letter to My 19-Year-Old Self Who Just Fell Into Depression

Kc Agu | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kc Agu

Remember: They'll understand you. Let them in so they can find a way to help you overcome that depression.

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.22.2015 | Science

It's not always easy to know how to help a friend who's struggling with depression. It turns out that just being there for that person might be the be...

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?

10 Things That Rob Your Happiness

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.

Sheer Ambition - Going for Gold in Blind Tandem Cycling

Amy Eskind | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports
Amy Eskind

Hundreds of athletes from more than 40 countries gather in Greenville, South Carolina, over Labor Day weekend to compete with the best challenged cyclists in the world.

When You Are Sad, Clean up the Trash

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I've recently been feeling blocked by some sadness in my personal life. I'm a writer, but I needed wordless time to process what was happening, to sto...

10 Habits for a Happier Life

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Sentenac

Live your moments. The now is all that matters, and it's all you're guaranteed.

Lisa D'Amato Shares Her Personal Story: Abuse and Trauma Build Character and You Can Break the Cycle

Heather Martin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!

How Calling The Crisis Line Helped 'Seep Through The Wall Of Despair'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living

This is the story of Tracy Weatherby from Washington. My depression was up and down for many years. I was fired from my job as a chronic care nurse...

16 Things I've Learned From 16 Years Of Dealing With Depression

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Sentenac

In the wake of the tragic news about Robin Williams, it's crucial for those who struggle with depression to cling to hope and life and the knowledge that things will get better. By sharing our journeys, we can shine on a light on an affliction that affects so many of our fellow humans.

These 12 Incredibly Successful People Will Change The Way You Think About Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

In a world where 350 million people suffer from depression, it's hard to fathom why the illness could be brushed under the rug. But for public figures...

How To Banish The Seasonal Blues

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Rather than focusing on creating a set of resolutions or goals, choose one thing that you'd like to do differently or change about your life. Picking -- and sticking to -- one goal is easier than five or six.

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 4 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

Continued from Part 3 of 4 My fondest memories of growing up was when we bought that house just across the road from you, and spent our summers there...

Six Solid Holiday Blues Solutions for the Single & Childless

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

What do you experience as a single woman or man, or even as a partner in a relationship without children during the holidays? Do you have difficulty feeling "joyous" during the Christmas/Chanukah Holidays or New Years? If so, what steps do you take to get through it?

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 3 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

Continued from Part 2 of 4 Grandpa, As weeks passed, you slowly began returning to us in full attention. You became more cognitive and held longer c...

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 2 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

Your experience with darkness has shown all those who love and care about you. Not only has it brought us closer together as a family, but the exercises have made us all realize what is important to us in our lives, and where our priorities lie. Even in your dark times, you still change lives.

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 1 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

We were left puzzled as what to do until the doctor informed us of depression. Suddenly, we possessed an understanding and a willingness to be patient, and the understanding to show you immense love.

Judith Sherven, PhD: Do You Struggle With the Doom Loop?

Judith Sherven, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Sherven, PhD

So many people never get to enjoy their life, their success, their excellence. Why? Because they live with an inner Gremlin that's addicted to The Doom Loop. And that Gremlin gets terrified every time you stand out and got forward in your life.

6 Truths About Depression and How to Overcome It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

For people struggling with depression, it's important to have compassion for yourself and to take actions to overcome this state, including seeking help. Remember that no matter what your critical inner voice may be telling you, the situation is far from hopeless.

The Summer of My Discontent

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Shira Hirschman Weiss

The sunshine provided a brief reprieve during the daylight hours, in "aha, I can do this, just bask, forget my troubles" moments. The fact was, I was depressed as all hell and it seemed there was no way to shake it, despite the season.

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Nikki Luongo | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

Ozzy Osbourne sang, "Times have changed and times are strange. Here I come, but I ain't the same." The Ozzman is right, times change and so do people....

Get Green When You're Feeling Blue

Leslie Davenport | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Davenport

Because more and more research is validating an undeniable link between the natural environment and mental health, it should come as no surprise that as alienation from nature increases, so does depression.