Depression

19 Songs Scientifically Proven To Help Ease Your Political Anxiety

19 Songs Scientifically Proven To Help Ease Your Political Anxiety

Does the Trump administration have you down? Are you worried about our country’s future? Here are 13 songs to help pick your mood back up. They reference mental illness. They talk about the fight we face every day. Some are just uplifting and upbeat: 1. “Skyscraper” – Demi Lovato “Go on and try to tear […]

In Texas ‘A Woman’s Right To Know’ About Abortion Is Limited To BLATANT Lies (VIDEO)

In Texas ‘A Woman’s Right To Know’ About Abortion Is Limited To BLATANT Lies (VIDEO)

At a time when it’s been proven that conservatives used false propaganda to get elected, the recent revision of a mandatory abortion book in Texas is found to be loaded with lies. Some people in America have conservative religious views, but when those views spread lies that affect the general public, someone should be held […]

The Secret Doctor Crisis: Physician Risk for Suicide (VIDEO)

The Secret Doctor Crisis: Physician Risk for Suicide (VIDEO)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services projects that by 2020, we’ll be over 20,000 physicians short to meet the country’s primary care needs. It recommends we start to look to the potential of NPs and PAs in addition to MDs to address this growing shortage. This problem has a specific solution, one that […]

Top 13 Songs To Get You Through A Depressive Episode (VIDEOS)

Top 13 Songs To Get You Through A Depressive Episode (VIDEOS)

I would like to give you some inspiration. These songs can help us get through a day. That’s what you do with depression. We try to get through each day and hope that tomorrow is better. I’m including some songs that are specifically about depression, but most of these are just songs with generally inspirational lyrics. […]

17 Greeting Cards You Can Send To Friends Suffering From Mental Illness (VIDEO)

17 Greeting Cards You Can Send To Friends Suffering From Mental Illness (VIDEO)

When I was first diagnosed with a mental illness, I was watching videos about stigma. One remark struck home: mental illnesses are not “casserole illnesses.” People don’t offer to help when you get diagnosed with schizophrenia. No one is going to show up on your doorstep with a casserole. People don’t offer to take you to the […]

STUDY: Depression Is A Form Of Brain Damage, NOT A Choice

STUDY: Depression Is A Form Of Brain Damage, NOT A Choice

A recent study conducted by the ENIGMA MDD Working Group has shed new light on how depression affects the brain. For years, it’s been the believed that brain damage was the culprit behind chronic or prolonged depression. The recent study cements this fact with crucial data showing correlations between persistent depression and physiological damage to […]

A Southern Pastor: There Is Help

A Southern Pastor: There Is Help

I experience depression. There are moments in my life which feel so large that I simply can’t seem to comfortably get my mind around them. I am not suicidal, and my life is filled with gifts and blessings for which I am eternally grateful, and in which I find immeasurable joy. Depression doesn’t define my life, […]

Finally! Proof That Depression Is Not ‘All In Your Head’

Finally! Proof That Depression Is Not ‘All In Your Head’

Depression is a terrible disease. The hopelessness, the guilt, the apathy, or just the overwhelming sadness is brutal. Many people with depression also experience physical symptoms as well: headaches, muscle pain, chest pain, digestion problems, etc. On top of that, depression still carries a stigma, along with other mental illnesses. Many people just don’t understand, and say […]

Not Hiding Behind A Fake Smile – Artist Laughs Through Anxiety, Depression

Not Hiding Behind A Fake Smile – Artist Laughs Through Anxiety, Depression

At times, those of us living with anxiety and depression find it difficult to function. We hide behind a smile and an ‘everything is okay’ attitude, but under our fake facade we are in pain. Illustrator Gemma Correll understands what we are going through; like many great artists, she too suffers from anxiety and depression. […]

When Did You Enter Puberty? It Influences Mid-Life Health Conditions, Study Finds

When Did You Enter Puberty? It Influences Mid-Life Health Conditions, Study Finds

When someone starts puberty has been shown to have a profound impact on their health later in life. According to researchers at the University of Cambridge, early- and late-onset puberty in both women and men is linked to risk-factors for 48 different health conditions, including breast and cervical cancers, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, […]

Bryan Fischer: Andreas Lubitz’s Supposed Gay Tendencies May Explain Why He Crashed Plane

Bryan Fischer: Andreas Lubitz’s Supposed Gay Tendencies May Explain Why He Crashed Plane

Until yesterday, the most outrageous thing a religious right pundit has said about the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 came from Pat Robertson, who wondered if first officer Andreas Lubitz, the man who appears to have deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps, was a radical Muslim. How do you get more offensive than […]

Is Anxiety A Larger Part Of Poor College Performances?

Is Anxiety A Larger Part Of Poor College Performances?

Are first-year students in American colleges more likely to be unhappy and anxious than past cohorts? Are depression and feeling overwhelmed becoming more common among young collegians? This year’s CIRP Freshman Survey, now entering its 50th year as a snapshot of student attitudes, was administered to hundreds of thousands of incoming students. Apparently this year’s […]

24 Times Employees Lied About Mental Illness For Fear Of Discrimination

24 Times Employees Lied About Mental Illness For Fear Of Discrimination

Last week, we began to mourn the loss of beloved actor Robin Williams to suicide. We were dumbfounded. How could this be? Why didn’t he talk to someone? We could have done something, anything! But could he open up, really? Are we able to speak freely about our illnesses, especially in regards to work? Employers […]

Why Can’t Depressed People Just Get Over It? Watch This Video.

Why Can’t Depressed People Just Get Over It? Watch This Video.

Sky Williams took the time to put together this amazing video. I’ve never seen depression more accurately explained in such a short period of time (the video is three minutes long). Perhaps most importantly, though, is that he offers a solution. It’s not the perfect solution because there is no perfect solution. But doing something […]

29 Phrases You Should Never Say To People Suffering From Anxiety

29 Phrases You Should Never Say To People Suffering From Anxiety

The recent tragic death of the legendary Robin Williams has brought mental health, and depression in particular, into sharper focus. I think that his death shocked the world into an understanding it may not have previously had: the funniest guy in the world was so incredibly sad that it killed him. If there is any […]