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Ask Erin: Is My Depression Pushing My Boyfriend Away?

I have, at times, mistreated him due to letting my depression (and the anger it has caused) take over.  Read...
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Blessed And Still Depressed: A Black, Christian Woman’s Reconciliation

My depression coexists with my gratefulness, compassion, and good intentions. I am blessed, yes, but I am also depressed.

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Why Am I So Sad All The Time? 

There seems to be something about being a Millennial that is making me depressed. Our childhoods have left us particularly unprepared for the "real world."

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Feeling Depressed Is Different Than Being Depressed

I'm not here to discredit your experience. What I'm here to say is that "feeling depressed" is a different beast than “having depression.”

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How Books And Media Helped Me Through A Depressive Episode

In a moment when I couldn’t write myself, it was the writing of others that brought me back from the brink of my depressive episode.

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How Other People's Kids Help With My Depression 

When I held Baby J for the first time, everything shuffled into place. For the kids, I see every reason to breathe. They love me. I don’t know why.

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Depression is a disease of inaction, of paralysis. At least, that’s how it manifests for me.

I Have Compassion For Everyone Struggling With Depression Except Me

With other people who are struggling with mental health issues, I am empathetic. But when it comes to my own depression, I am none of those things.

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"Depression" — ten letters, three syllables, and one living hell that no one can comprehend.

How To Help Someone You Love Through Their Depression

To help the one you love battle their depression, here are some tips to follow.

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