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I was so depressed I wanted to kill myself – Nonhle Thema

In a recent interview with Anele Mdoda, TV presenter, actress and producer Nonhle Thema recalled how her depression almost led to her death. Speaking …

Loneliness

Shattering the Myth of the “Mad” Black Woman

In 1981, Black, radical, feminist poet and activist Audre Lorde addressed a crowd at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. She focused …

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

Confusion and frustration can grow out of the chorus of voices in the public square from people who claim to understand depression. Neuroscience and …

Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

The article, “Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life,” by Amy Owen and colleagues at Duke University represents an important advance …

Brandon Marshall: 'Mental Illness Today Is Like HIV 20 Years Ago'

Real talk.<p>NFL player Brandon Marshall has been far from silent on mental illness. In 2013, he was fined for wearing green shoes on the field as a sign of solidarity for those with mental health conditions. Now he's even going as far as painting his nails green on national television, giving his …

Mental Health

12 Cards Your Friends With Depression Would Actually Appreciate

Because there's never a "right" thing to say.<p>* 13 Cards Your Anxious Friends Would Seriously Appreciate<p>* Here's What No One Tells You About Having Both Depression And Anxiety<p>* 24 Creative Ways To Channel Depression Or Anxiety

Depression

Three Reasons Why You Aren’t Reaching Your Full Potential

To some degree, talent is just personality in the right place at the right time.<p>“Inborn talent” is something of an oxymoron. Nobody is born with talent, as we typically understand the term, and we all differ in our potential to develop the skills and attributes that later lead others to call us …

I'm a Hypocrite for Hiding My Mental Illness From My Kids

My bipolar II disorder has had me juggling life with grueling periods of exhaustion that have lasted weeks and months, followed by whirlwind periods …

Mental Health

Therapy in Creativity: How One Poet Uses Art for Protest and Healing

<b>by Anna Gibson</b><p>“I don’t have time for uppity black folks who are embarrassed by our stories, or by white people who are just ‘interested’ in …

Domestic Violence

Doctor: Childhood Trauma Can Destroy Your Health Decades Later, Yet America Ignores It

<i>The following story is adapted from a TED talk.</i><p>In the mid-'90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the …

This 5 Minute-Exercise You Can Do With Just Your Hands Will Boost Your Energy & Balance Your Emotions

Did you know that certain spots on your fingers and palm can spare you from visiting doctors or buying expensive drugs so often?<p><i>Jin Shin Jyutsu</i></b> …

Immune System

Mom Whose Son Died After Days on Swing Likely Had Psychosis, Expert Says

The death of a toddler whose mom pushed him on a playground swing for two days has been ruled a homicide after investigators determined the boy was …

4 Ways to Find Out If Your Partner Is Using Their Depression as an Excuse for Controlling Behavior

The disagreement could range from your calling out something problematic they did to your not complying with something they demanded of you.<p><b>What it</b> …

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

<i>This article is the sixth in a series exploring the effects that unconscious racial biases have on the criminal justice system in the United …

UC Berkeley

10 Writing Mistakes that Kill Your First Chapter

<b>By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)</b>I’m teaching at a writer’s conference this week, so instead of one of my in-depth posts, I thought I’d create a quick …

Creative Writing

6 ways white supremacy takes its toll on Black people’s mental health

Whether you’re a teen at a pool party or a parent just trying to make ends meet, America is a hostile place to live<p>Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him …

The Morning Routine That Enables Me to Keep Writing Novels

As a novelist who continues to be a practitioner of the art of fiction in the last years of my eighth decade, I have been asked repeatedly how one can avoid the memory blocks that so often plague older people.<p>Memory is the key to novel writing. Preserving a career in novel writing into one's …

How Solitary Confinement Can Drive Inmates to Suicidal Thoughts

"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not. It's like being buried alive."<p>I am no stranger to a prison cell or the hopelessness and desperation that can overcome a person residing in one. Luckily, I never had any …

Woman, Interrupted: Lisa Nicole Carson Opens Up About her Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

She came onto the Hollywood scene and stole our hearts in the 1990’s— and then she was gone. What happened to Lisa Nicole Carson? In an exclusive, …

Compulsive Skin-Picking And Hair-Pulling Disorders Are More Common Than You'd Think

Engaging in repetitive body-focused behaviors like nail-biting, skin-picking or hair-twirling may mean you are a perfectionist. But how do you know when your habit has gone too far?<p>A staggering 1 in 50 adults, or as much as four percent of the population, suffers from trichotillomania, or the …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Tap these Meridian points on your body and you can instantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Anxiety over a project at work… a marital spat… financial trouble… health problems… the list of potential stressors is endless, but …

The Voice of Reason

Everyone engages in self-talk. But much depends on the way we do it. Scientists now find that the right words can free us from our fears and make us …

4 Steps to Finding Joy and Happiness in Your Bipolar Life

It's no secret that living with bipolar disorder can be tough. Even with medications and psychotherapy, symptoms don't always dissipate. So just how do you live a full and happy life despite this chronic condition? The key lies in the practice of a simple concept called mindfulness.<p>Mindfulness is …

The Oreo Upside-Down Cake That's Making Us Reconsider Everything In Our Lives

Sometimes we come across a recipe so simple and brilliant that it makes us ask ourselves what we've been doing our whole lives. Oreo upside-down cake is one of those recipes.<p>Food blog Sally's Baking Addiction shared a recipe last spring for an Oreo Cake in which the cookies are set in the bottom of …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …