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Women and Depression

Learning How to Respect Your Struggles

Minaa B | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.

Jillian Capewell

6 Things A Woman With Depression Wants You To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Capewell | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women

“I’m almost relieved,” I remember saying to my therapist, during my senior year of high school. It was the week after my mother’s long-term bo...

An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

Minaa B | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

I was raised to be a strong, black woman who could handle her own emotions -- not ask someone to help me sort them out. How dare I need treatment for feeling worthless and for being bullied when I come from a lineage of ancestors who used strength and endurance as a way to survive?

All Gold Everything (Notes on Depression and Feeling Broken)

Elizabeth Jayne Liu | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Jayne Liu

All of my hours seem to be running together these days. I used to think that my life was unstructured and spontaneous, but that's not the truth.

How I Stopped Trying to Fix Myself

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

There were many times I was lucky not to have been hurt as I indulged in some serious stupidity, waking up god-knows-where and telling myself, Jill, remember how this feels. Remember just how low and dirty and rotten this feeling is so you don't do it again.

Prenatal Depression Warning Signs: Here's What to Look For

The Stir | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
The Stir

Until recently, doctors didn't even think a woman could get depressed during pregnancy, because they believed antenatal hormones protected against it. The fact is, as many as 70% of women will experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy.

Katherine Bindley

One In Four Women Are Using What?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

When it comes to feeling depressed or anxious, or inattentive, women are more likely to take prescription medication than men, according to a new repo...

Are Women Really The Sadder Sex?

The Huffington Post | Riddhi Shah | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women

A new study in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology says that European women are almost two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from depres...

Too-Short Maternity Leave -- Not Working Itself -- Increases Depression In Moms

Posted 09.20.2011 | Women

It's hardly news to working moms, but for all of those who think women should stay at home with the kids, a new study from the National Bureau of Econ...

Reading The New Yorker, Thinking About Daphne Merkin

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

Merkin's meticulous dissections of depression have set a standard for courage in the face of the mind's adversities. She confronts herself again and again in ways that are excruciatingly revealing.