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

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.

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How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do You Deal With A Breakup When You Both Have Mental Illness?

We both have mental illness. How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay after our breakup?

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How Tarot Cards Saved My Life

I start each day by drawing two cards for guidance, and then further consulting the deck. Last fall, tarot cards saved my life.

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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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Social media is a great place to share our accomplishments, but it’s an equally valuable place to share our struggles.

When You Suffer On Social Media

The benefit of posting honestly about our struggles and depression on social media.

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When someone, regardless of age, brings up suicide, they are asking for help.

Ask Erin: What Do I Do If My 9-Year-Old Is Suicidal? 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

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I am more aware and concerned about those around me suffering that might be feeling triggered and alone.

Suicide Awareness In The Wake Of Aaron Hernandez’s Death

For someone who suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts, a headline about somebody killing themselves can be triggering.

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Letting go of suicide means I have to let it all go, let it all out.

Saying Goodbye To Suicide And Yes To A Life Worth Living

Dear Suicide, I don't know how to start this. I want to write something deep and life-changing, but that's just too daunting. So I'll start with the facts before I have to do the hard part of breaking up with you.

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