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How to Get Help for Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Issues

Whether you're looking for a health care provider or are in need of urgent care, these resources have you covered.<p>Sometimes, the most challenging part of dealing with mental health issues is not figuring out that you need help, but figuring out exactly <i>how</i> to get help.<p>May is Mental Health Awareness …

31 Delicious and Creative Ways to Eat Chickpeas

I was first introduced to chickpeas through store-bought hummus, which I didn't love. I could see its potential, but what I ate was stale and tangy, …

Food

Delicious desserts for your Instant pot

Who knew that Instant Pot is so amazing for making all kind of desserts too!<p>In this roundup i put together only trusted, delicious dessert recipes …

Dessert

How to support your friend when they’re suffering with their mental health

<b>It’s a no-brainer that if your best friend is suffering with their mental health, you should support them.</b><p>If you haven’t experienced what it’s like …

Mental Health

26 Things You Should Know About Being Medicated For Mental Illness

"Medication doesn't make us superhuman; it just allows us to be functional human beings."<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i><p><i>If you need to talk to someone immediately, you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and or the Crisis Text Line by</i> …

Is it normal to not feel any emotion at all?

Even though they can feel draining at times, emotions help us connect. Photo: Stocksy<p>When we think of depression, it's easy to mistakenly associate …

What it’s like to live with two personality disorders

<b>People look at me in confusion when I tell them I have two personality disorders. And I’ll admit that often, I’m confused about it myself.</b><p>I was …

Mental Health

I’m Living With Depression, Not Fighting It

My depression has evolved as I've gotten older, and I've realized that the way I live with it needs to evolve too.<p><b>I’m sitting</b> in the bathtub. The water is hot-tub hot and neon orange, and the steam floating up smells like citrus. I have given myself permission to use the bath bomb that’s been in my …

No, mental illness is not ‘quirky’, it’s debilitating and needs to be taken seriously

<b>‘Quirkiness’ is used to describe someone who’s eccentric. Someone who dresses cool, likes underground music and has coloured hair.</b><p>Someone who doesn’t …

Mental Health

Dear Coleen: I cannot face people, I’m even anxious with family and I'm just relieved when they go

Dear Coleen<p>I’m a 63-year-old woman and I’m having problems with confidence. I have never been a very outgoing person, but lately this has extended to …

'People are waiting for me to get better, give me my life back' - Woman's heartbreaking description of depression

A woman has said that depression has robbed her of the love of her life, halted her career and stolen years of her life.<p>The woman, who will only be …

John F. Nash

12 Memes Anyone With Anxiety Will Understand

Listen, I'm not here to downplay how real anxiety is. I know what it's like to have both anxiety attacks and panic attacks (they're actually different!) as well as what it's like to deal with depression. But having a little levity about mental health issues can be helpful when it comes to coping …

Depression

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>It's normal to feel nervous in some social situations. For example, going on a date or giving a presentation may cause that feeling of …

New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The …

Notes on a 'Banana': How I learned to cope with manic depression

When I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder II, a milder form of the illness, I was surprisingly relieved. Joyous even, because after 25 years of desperate searching and working with a string of therapists, I had finally found the answer to what had been seriously disrupting my life since I …

How Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Involves a Great Deal More Than Wanting Things Kept Tidy

In an informative episode of Life Noggin, narrator Pat Graziosi aka Blocko explains the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), its …

The Truth About Whether Accutane Can Actually Cause Depression

In a recent interview with <i>Yahoo</i>, actress Bella Thorne says that she thinks a controversial acne medication known for its potentially harmful side …

Native American Fry Bread

Fry bread is a Native American bread, and there are many versions, depending on the region and the tribe. There are versions made with yeast and …

Recipes

15 Classic Baked Goods Every Cook Should Know

Even realtors know that there’s nothing that makes a house feel like a home as much as the smell of fresh baked goods. That’s why they always use cookie-scented candles or pop a pie in the oven right before showing a new listing. A plate of fancy stuffed cookies sitting on the counter is oh-so …

Dessert

Kicking babies and driving into traffic: We talk Pure O on our mental health podcast, Mentally Yours

‘You probably know OCD as being really overly tidy, or being obsessively clean,’ says Sally Biddall, who works on metro.co.uk’s social media …

Mental Health

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

Don't give up on them.<p>Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships.<p>Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for …

Mental health campaigner reveals OCD causes him dark, intrusive thoughts to prove condition not 'just being tidy'

It took mental health campaigner Aaron Harvey twenty years to seek help for the brutally violent thoughts that were consuming his mind. By that …

Mental Health

There’s no such thing as “mild depression”

In his memoir, <i>Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression</i>, writer Andrew Solomon makes a critical point about two models of depression, the categorical and dimensional.<p>The first sees depression “as an illness totally separate from other emotions, much as a stomach virus is totally different from acid …

Depression

How To Lose Weight: The Military Diet And 5 Things To Know About The Strict 3-Day Regimen

Want to lose weight fast and believe you have the discipline of a solider? Try the three-day Military Diet that promises a 10-pound weight loss if …

It's Okay to Talk - But, It's Also Okay to Take Medication

Over the past few weeks, mental health has been all over the media. Whether it be a documentary on the BBC about mental health and sport, or news …

More than shyness: What it feels like to have social anxiety

Some people are afraid to leave their homes. Others are stuck in dead-end jobs. Too many are too afraid to participate in the simplest of social encounters. Hearts race and pulses pound from the constant fear of judgement, embarrassment and humiliation.<p>This is the reality of social anxiety …

'I'm So Depressed'

<b>Depression</b> is not just being sad. Depression is not being able to find pleasure or happiness in doing the things you once loved. Depression is the …

Depression

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: When depression strikes once a month

PMDD can severely affect a woman's mental health.<p>Premenstrual syndrome is something many women are familiar with. From painful cramps and mood swings …

Mental Illness Isn't 'Laziness.' Battling Mental Illness Is Exhausting.

I often wish I could be a “normal” wife. I wish I could keep a clean house, cook dinners, bake, and have people over. I wish I could keep up on …

Mental Health

Broiled Tofu Recipe

<i>Broiled tofu may not sound sexy but this quick and easy technique is seductive as heck when you need dinner to be done pronto. Here’s how to make it</i> …