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The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Dating and Mental Illness

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

It would behoove anyone seeking a partner to be compassionate and understanding of people with mental health conditions; if you don't, you are going to reduce the pool of potential partners by about half right away.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

Medication Nation

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Patients come into doctors' offices asking for something they've seen on TV. Big pharma's advertising blitz, coupled with its aggressive marketing to physicians (who all too often are readily seduced to prescribe), results in the ever-increasing number of prescriptions offered to patients.

Depression: Medicate, Meditate or Both?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Working with mindfulness and meditation in this way is only one approach that is showing encouraging results in studies for preventing relapse in patients with depression. However, there may be other ways that are supportive to you.

Are These Drugs Over Prescribed And Under Delivering?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When it comes to benefits, psychiatric medications hold their own when compared with general medical medications in the treatment of a great number of diseases that affect so many people.

'I Became So Depressed That I Stopped Going To School'

| Karen A., 16 | Posted 02.29.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that uses media as a tool for young people to examine themselv...

Some People With Depression Actually Do Worse With Medication, Study Finds

Reuters | Genevra Pittman | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - According to a new look at past antidepressant trials, up to a fifth of patients on Cymb...

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...

Why Do We Stigmatize This?

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

In our society, we don't ask about mental illness, and we don't tell anyone about mental illness for fear of being thought of as weak or defective.

Big Pharma's Newest Gimmick: 'Progressive' Depression

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Before direct-to-consumer advertising, the health care system was devoted to preventing over-treatment and assuring patients they were probably okay. Now patients are assured they probably have a progressive disease.

A Solution to Lessen Childhood Depression in America

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

Today, childhood depression is on the rise in America. More than a million children have been diagnosed with depression. Alongside this rise in children's depression is the alarming decrease of free unstructured play.

Millions On Antidepressants With No Diagnosis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Are you taking antidepressants for something like sleep problems or a sour mood? Well according to a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Psych...

9 Ways To Support Someone With Depression (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has ...

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Depression?

Health.com | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Pamela Sakuda, 57, was anxious and depressed. After two years of intensive chemotherapy for late-stage colon cancer, and having outlived her prognos...

Why Antidepressants Don't Work for Treating Depression

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Here's some depressing recent medical news: Antidepressants don't work. Yet the pharmaceutical industry and FDA have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work.

Depression and My Lifesavers

Susan Polis Schutz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Polis Schutz

My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell.

Peaceful Revolution: If You Give a Mouse a Prozac...

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

It is crazy to put working parents in impossible situations where they are bound to go crazy, and then act like there's something wrong with them for going crazy.

The Importance of Being Unhappy

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Take your own sweet time to stay unhappy. Then allow it to serve its purpose, play out its role, before getting in a hurry to ward it off.

Depression's Upside: A One-Sided View

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

Some thoughts on Jonah Lehrer's article from The New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2010. In his article on the possible evolutionary purpose of s...

Suicide And The Antidepressant Question

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The negative messages swirling around antidepressants distort a public health tragedy and impede access to treatments, including antidepressant medications, which can protect against suicide.

Eric Millegan on Living (and Acting) with Bipolar Disorder: Part 2

Jamie Frevele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Frevele

If you know people who are suicidal, or if you know people who are bipolar, depressed, have panic attack disorder, just be there for them. They're going through something that's very, very hard.