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Coping With Depression

Hitting the Life Reset Button: My Forrest Gump Moment

Fawn Germer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Good News
Fawn Germer

I had no plan for how far I would walk each day or how long it would take, but I was done being sad. It was time to go.

This Is What Depression Really Feels Like

Elise Jamison | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Elise Jamison

There is a humongous difference between temporary sadness and dissatisfaction with your life, and the sinking desperation that is depression. It sucks when you don't fit in, and you are lonely but that isn't depression.

Dear Joe: How Did You Beat Depression?

Joe Peacock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

It was never on any of the aptitude and vocational tests I took in high school, but apparently I have the qualities of an advice columnist. Because I get a LOT of email asking about a LOT of things. One of those things, especially over the last few months, is depression.

Let's Talk About Depression (Again)

Joe Peacock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Divorce
Joe Peacock

When you are depressed and someone tells you "but life is going to be AMAZING" you can't see it. It's not that you don't believe it. You do. You really, really do. But it doesn't matter. It's not right now. It's like telling someone with a broken arm "hey, one day it's going to not be broken."

The Day I Finally Admitted I Was Depressed

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 10.05.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

September, 2000: Mike was two years along in the battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) at that point and having lost his ability to swallow food, he'd had a feeding tube surgically placed so that he could receive nutrition.

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Mood

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Coping with feelings of depression can be especially challenging, since when you're depressed, it's often much harder to motivate yourself to do the things you need to do to start feeling better.

Power Through Hard Times.. By Appreciating The Little Things

Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D. | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D.

What surprised me the most though was how quickly I had fallen into the basement of my own psyche. I had thought of myself as having inner strength and a strong faith. However, I really was living on thin ice.

The Depression Epidemic In The Elderly

Rose Madden-Baer, MSN, MSHA | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home
Rose Madden-Baer, MSN, MSHA

We must insist that health professionals, especially primary care physicians treating the elderly, assess their patients for depression and consider new ways of treating the illness.

Depressed? How To 'Just Cheer Up!'

Susan Piver | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When I catch myself falling into a pit of despair over ill loved ones, for example ... I say to myself, "You could always just cheer up." Amazingly, even if it's only for a moment, I do.

What to Do When You're Blue

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Depression remains mysterious, and those who suffer from it tend to hide their condition... When you're in the throes of depression, it's hard to escape the feeling that you are a failure and that the future is hopeless.

8 Helpful Websites For Those Coping With Depression

Health.com | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Coping with depression means having to deal with your own struggles and social stigma. The following websites include an online guide, tips an...

WATCH: Legendary Talk-Show Host Offers Advice To People With Depression

Posted 09.02.2011 | Healthy Living

In an interview with BigThink.com, Dick Cavett, a long-time talk show host and current blogger for The New York Times, offered simple advice to people...

The Power of Hate, Part I

Diana Kirschner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Diana Kirschner

Those who divorce often experience hateful feelings towards their ex at some point, especially if their partners cheated...

10 Things To Say (And 10 Not To Say) To Someone With Depression (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What do you say to someone who's depressed? All too often, it's the wrong thing. "People still have such a cloudy idea of what mental illness is," ...

Depression Treatment: 7 Ways to Beat Depression If You're Unemployed

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, unemployment is a major risk factor for depression. Here are 12 steps to bust your depression when you're unemployed.