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I don’t think “depressed” means what you think it means.
1. Depression can be so boring, tbh:
2. Your productivity levels:
3. When you need those mental health days:
4. When people minimize what you’re going through:
5. Dealing with those highs and lows:
6. Because sometimes, you relapse:
7. The people …Mental Health
In my reading this week, I came across an article that talked about the danger in telling ourselves only one story about ourselves. The article …Child Abuse
Before I jump into listing the signs, I want to emphasize that often people, who struggle with severe depression, may not find the willpower or …Depression
I seem to be one of those weird people who finds metaphors in my outfits. On this hot day, my outfit was a great metaphor for what's it's like to …
Case in point.
The state of Tennessee has gone one step further than sexual offender registries, now making public a list of anyone who’s been …Extremism
The Most Important Thing I’d Tell Every Person With Depression
There are all types of people, of all ages, in all walks of life, facing depression and …Depression
Caring is key to your response. This is what you should do if someone you know talks about taking their life.
Take people seriously and let them know you care.
When someone tells you he's thought of suicide, it's scary. Or when a friend confides she's an attempt survivor, you may not know how to …Mental Health
Considering the pain Lena Strickling has endured throughout her life, it would be understandable if she used her one Make-A-Wish to lounge on a remote, sandy beach far, far away.
But Strickling, who has Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was sexually abused by her father, isn’t one for idling.
Instead, the …Cancer
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One difficult part of friendship is watching your friend suffer and not being able to help them move through it. A friend with depression …
Denial is a funny thing, isn’t it? I’m sitting at a dinner party, freshly wounded from a failed relationship, and someone is talking drunkenly about Jimmy Savile. “Well all those people who have come forward as victims, I bet it’s just for the money, isn’t it? Those people just want attention.” And …Child Abuse
Even though I’ve lived with mental illness for years, I’m still learning about self-care, support systems and valuable resources. One of these …Mental Health
Depression and a Website for Men Experiencing Mental Illness Stigma | Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog
Depression and men experiencing mental illness stigma is a common and problematic concern for many people, and it also happens on many levels when …Depression
As the child abuse campaigner Simon Danczuk MP reveals the personal cost of his work and the Goddard inquiry begins, Paul Gallagher talks to those on …Child Abuse
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The Memorials by …Child Abuse
There is a lot of talk about why people with mental illness self-sabotage. The other day, while reading online, I saw this quote: “I am afraid of two …Psychology
Tumblr Is Becoming A Resource For Teen Suicide PreventionAnonymous volunteers are now running hundreds of unofficial suicide prevention blogs …Suicide
Do you ever wonder what you would do if your house caught on fire? Do you see yourself rounding up the children, pets, and photo albums and hustling …Suicide
Yes it’s true, I got another year older over the weekend. 😉
Yes it’s also true that my birthday is a holiday in the US, which is nice. 😉
This year …Survivor
According to their latest newsletter, the site will be offering group sessions online starting in September.
Men will be able to remain anonymous and …Gatekeeper
Editor’s note: This is the third of an occasional series submitted by The Child Advocacy Center to help residents identify the signs of abuse …
School's out for summer — meaning there's lots of time for web surfing
For kids, summertime is a brief window of freedom they yearn for all school year long. Parents, meanwhile, look at it a little differently. Sure, pool parties, camping trips and sleepovers are full of laughter and fun, but they …
Sadly, in many communities across America, people still feel it is perfectly acceptable to discriminate against people with a mental illness.
Now in a …Hospitals
“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” — Unknown
Depression for me is like …Climbing
Imagine yourself 6 years old once again and then try and picture your former (tiny) self within the world.
At that very young age, Rick Goodwin was …
The truth is, I've never watched the Duggar family on TV. Still, with all the current media coverage, it's impossible not to be aware of the fact …
Do not force the person to talk about the trauma: Forcing someone to talk about a terrible event is making someone re-live the experience and all of …Psychology
If you have ever hit send too early on an email and wished that you could take it back, now you're in luck. As announced on the Google Apps Updates …
Jep Robertson, a featured cast member of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” reality show, has disclosed that at age six, he was sexually abused by an older …
I wasn’t really expecting painful things to happen to me.
I knew that pain was a part of life, but — thanks in part to a peculiar blend of …Conan O'Brien