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19 Things People Wish Their Friends Knew About Depression

“I wish my friends knew that it’s OK to talk about it."<p><b>2.</b> "I'd most of all want my friends to know they're one of the most important parts of my healing. Every time I laugh with them it helps me feel even the slightest bit better on a bad day."<p>Submitted anonymously.<p><b>3.</b> "That I can look happy, or …

A Message of Light and Life During Suicide Prevention Month

<b>The "We'll See You Tomorrow" campaign, by To Write Love On Her Arms, presents a powerful message -- one to take with you for keeps. Hope always involves tomorrow.</b><p>With September being National Suicide Prevention Month and last Thursday (Sept. 10) being World Suicide Prevention Day, themes of life, …

The Saddest Thing About How Men View Their Own Depression

Try reaching out with even the simplest question like ‘How are you doing?’***<b>~ THE EBOOKS ~</b>• <b>Escape from low mood or depression</b> with my "Activate …

17 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Mental Health In 2015

"I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are."<p>* 19 Celebrities On Dealing With And Recovering From Their Eating Disorders<p>* This Is What It Feels Like To Live With A Mental Disorder

Easily Annoyed By The Sound Of People Chewing? You Probably Have Misophonia

Learn about misophonia, its triggers, symptoms, and how to deal with them. Don't be annoyed by chewing any longer.

There is FINALLY a Crayola Marker Recycling Program

It finally happened!Schoolchildren have been trying to get a Crayola marker recycling program.I also griped years ago about how difficult it is to …

13 Things I Wish I Knew About Depression When I Was a Teenager

Yes, it is as difficult as it feels like it is.<p><b>1. If you feel like you're so sad you can't handle it, you might not actually be able to handle it.</b> I wish I'd known that I wasn't being weak or whiny, that it was actually perfectly normal to feel as sad and emotionally heavy as I felt. Whether you …

This Is What Running From Your Depression Looks Like

It looks like your bravest smile. The one you have to push your face into so that your lips curve up at the top and they part enough to reveal the …

Stigmatizing Depression Is Not Going To Help Us Understand What Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Did

A funny thing happened on the way to the de-stigmatization of depression. On one hand, more and more people are coming forward to say that depression is a real, treatable illness that we live with and need to take seriously, which is wonderful for progress.<p>However, it's still far too easy and …

A Runner's Story Of Depression And Suicide—And How To Get Help Before It's Too Late

One of the lessons I've learned is that when something taps you on the shoulder more than a few times, it deserves attention. This week's column came about from a consistent tap I've felt in the past year related to depression and suicide.<p>We all ebb and flow through highs and lows in life, but …

7 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

People who feel depressed are usually easy enough to spot: they may be gloomy, sad, and listless. But what about those who have hidden depression? …

This Is What Depression Really Looks Like

Time to Change has launched "Get the Picture", a campaign to end the use of head-clutching pictures in stories about depression.<p><i>Today sees Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme run by Rethink Mental Illness and Mind, launch Get the Picture, a campaign aiming to encourage media</i> …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates<p>Read CNN-News18 breaking news, latest news from India and World …

India

11 Things No One Tells You About Suffering From Depression In Your Twenties

You’re not alone.<p>A wonderful thing about your twenties is that, in many ways, it’s a time of trial and error: You can still get away with dyeing your hair green or learning something new just because you feel like it. Your twenties are a decade of first times, but on the downside, with every new …

How your Personality Type Can Affect your Mental Health

Have you ever been called a ‘worry wart’ or an ‘overachiever’? Many of us are built with character traits that can lead us inward focused. We have …

Mental Health

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression doesn’t always “present” as it should. Prolonged sadness, lack of hope, or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities are the most commonly mentioned symptoms on mental health websites and in antidepressant ads, and they can certainly be the most affecting. But sometimes the …

Depression

The 11 most annoying people on public transport.

As someone who has travelled on public transport pretty much daily for the past decade, I’ve had a lot of time to observe commuters. And without …

10 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing As A Result Of Your Mental Illness

By Maya Kachroo-Levine,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/16waK0f<p><b>1. You shy away from sex.</b><p>Putting your body on display is natural and alarmingly …

Why Don't We Have Walk-in Clinics for People With Mental Illness?

We've all been there, we've all had some sort of medical ailment that plagues us so badly that, while non-life threatening, it still requires …

Depression sufferers describe what depression feels like.

<i>Image: Getty</i><p><i>UPDATE:</i><p>Pop star Katy Perry has candidly spoken about her experience with depression during an interview with <i>The Project</i>.<p>After splitting …

World Health Organization

Clint Malarchuk's battle with depression now life-saving inspiration

The young man stood in the bookstore in an Edmonton-area mall and waited until the book signing was over before he approached Clint Malarchuk. He …

These Photos Expose The Ways People With Mental Illness Are Shamed

UCLA's "All of Us" photo series shows the stigma that still surrounds mental illness.<p>Their motto is: "We don't all struggle with a mental illness, but we all have mental health."<p>"The statements were meant to highlight how subtle yet hurtful these comments can be, how they can silence individuals, …

45 Things Only Anxious People Understand

Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the United States—even more common than depression. Here are the problems you didn’t know people …

The Conversations We Should All Have on Bell Let's Talk Day

Terry Bradshaw<p>Getty Images<p>Don't be fooled by Terry Bradshaw's demeanour on NFL broadcasts; even tough guys like the Super Bowl-winning former …

9 secrets I've uncovered about depression - Vox

My relationship with depression is a complicated one. I have, clinically speaking, been grappling with it since I was a teenager; I was diagnosed for the first time at 15, and then again in my early twenties, and then again by my current therapist a little less than a year ago. The question of how …

Self-help

11 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

There will be two main types of people reading this blog: those finding themselves better equipped to understand some of the people they love and those who see their own reflections in these habits.<p>Depression often goes unseen, unrecognized, and undiagnosed. A person with concealed depression is …

Depression doesn’t make you sad all the time | SE Smith

When I’m having a depressive episode, I’m not walking around in tattered black clothes, weeping and wailing. I go out with friends and I crack jokes (especially sardonic ones)<p>• Scarlett Curtis: YouTube helped me with my depression<p>One of the most popular, enduring, and irritating myths about …

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7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

I often teach about happiness and what has become exceedingly clear is this: There are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According to Psychology Today, University of California researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky states: "40 percent of our capacity for happiness is within our power …

You Might Be Surprised How Much a Hug Helps Fight Illness, Stress and Depression - PsyBlog

Psychologists go to surprising lengths in new study to show how much a hug can help.<p>Being hugged reduces the deleterious effects of stress on the …

20 Sentences People with Depression Hate Hearing the Most

Why are people so unsympathetic when their friends or loved ones suffer from depression? The main reason is that depression is very difficult to …