mental health awareness

Depression can be mild or intense, and depression can result from a physical, emotional, or environmental dilemma or a combination of of these factors.

6 Questions To Ask Someone You Love When They're Fighting Depression

Depression can be mild or intense, and depression can result from a physical, emotional, or environmental dilemma or a combination of of these Read...
Ann Naimark of Your Tango    |   02.7.19   |   SHARE
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I’m doing all I can to learn how to accept my new identity and this new normal because at the end of the day, my antidepressants are keeping me alive.

Antidepressants Have Changed Who I Am — And That’s Okay ​

I’m doing all I can to learn how to accept my new identity and this new normal because at the end of the day, my antidepressants are keeping me alive. Read...
Allyson Byers    |   09.24.18   |   SHARE
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While money does not prevent depression, it does facilitate the potential for happiness, or at the very least more management of unhappiness.

Money Does Not Prevent Depression — But It Probably Makes It Easier To Survive It

While money does not prevent depression, it does facilitate the potential for happiness, or at the very least more management of unhappiness. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.6.18   |   SHARE
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Bottom line: we don’t always know why we’re anxious, and it’s not our fault.

Telling An Anxiety Sufferer To 'Just Calm Down' Is Both Stupid And Toxic

Can’t calm down, won’t calm down. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
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It’s hardly a wonder so many people suffer in silence, when these are the responses they’re likely to receive if they talk about their problems.

The Phrase We Need To Stop Using When We Talk About Depression

I can assure you that when a person is at rock bottom and in so much emotional pain that they literally can’t think of anything else but ending it as Read...
Kelly James of Mamamia    |   12.30.16   |   SHARE
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If I stop taking my medications, what will my life become? (Image: Thinkstock)

I Have A Mental Illness; Should I Have Children?

I live with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and complex PTSD. I take Effexor, Klonopin, Depakote, and Adderall. I knew I Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   10.6.16   |   SHARE
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I wavered between pride and self-loathing. Those marks were mine; I had made them.

On Self-Harm: The Scars That Remain 

The first time I was inspired to injure myself was when I was thirteen. I had just read Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, an Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   10.4.16   |   SHARE
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When writing about something beyond personal experience, the key is doing it with respect.

How To Write Ethically About Mental Illness

Sending words into the world is a privilege — as well as a heavy responsibility. Read...
Emily Glover    |   05.26.16   |   SHARE
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