Depression

I Was Diagnosed With Anxiety 5 Times Before I Took It Seriously

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How can I sit here and encourage other women to talk about their mental health when I can’t even be honest about mine?
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I Had An Emotional Affair — And I’m Not Sorry

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That’s the tricky thing about an emotional affair. There isn’t a thing or act which defines it. It is full of gray areas.
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Why I Refuse To Keep Paying The Unacceptable Cost Of Being A Black Woman In America Today

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As a Black woman, I don’t have the luxury of not caring what others think about me.

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Ask Erin: I Need Help With Postpartum Depression

I’ve been trying to overcome postpartum depression for eight months, but there is no healing at all. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I’ve been trying to overcome postpartum depression for eight months, but there is no healing at all.

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Why It’s Okay To Feel Really Lonely

How do you deal with feeling lonely; are you okay with having alone time?

How do you deal with feeling lonely; are you okay with having alone time?

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Why Parents Feel Uncomfortable Talking About Post-Adoption Depression

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PADS, or post-adoption depression syndrome, is a real thing, but why do so few parents know about it and suffer their feelings alone?

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What Would You Do With Your Cat If You Were Committed?​

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She says she’s worried that the cat, whose name is Jack, doesn’t know what’s going on. She tried to explain to him that she was leaving for a while.

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Holy Fire: How My Pentecostal Faith Burnt My Life To The Ground

We believed that we were always just one prayer away from seeing the fire. The fire was everything we hoped and prayed for and prophesized; we believed it could start with us.

I was terrified of falling away from the faith I once believed in so strongly. We had to believe in the miracles because our day-to-day lives were so empty.

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Stop Telling People They Have To Unplug For Wellness

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It’s more important, and more useful, to encourage people to employ whatever modality works for them in their search for solace.

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What It’s Really Like To Be Depressed And Pregnant

There's nothing more surreal than being depressed and pregnant during what was otherwise one of the happiest times of my life.

There's nothing more surreal than being depressed and pregnant during what was otherwise one of the happiest times of my life.

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