Keeping a Positive Outlook

Tips to Help Keep A Positive Outlook on Life

Many forms of depression are managed through a variety of different techniques. It’s usually not enough to rely on medication when you’re consistently on the receiving end of stressful situations, demeaning comments, and abusive behavior. It’s not enough to go to therapy when you’re struggling to digest and internalize any of what you’re reading or…

Warning Signs of Depression

Warning Signs of Depression

As severe as it can be at times, depression is not always easy to spot. Some people manage to go through a great amount of effort to hide their depression, to the point that some who might not know them so well would be surprised to find out that someone “so happy” could be struggling…

Approaching A Loved One About Depression

How to Approach A Loved One About Depression

Depression is a difficult topic to broach, even among family and friends. Regardless of what your experiences might be with depression, talking to someone else about their depression is not easy. You may be worried about saying the wrong thing, about egging them on, misinterpreting their words, or just not knowing what to say, and…

New Goals for 2019

Setting Goals to Work on Depression in 2019

Even if the majority of us don’t set New Year’s Resolutions or expect not to reach them, goal-setting is essential in life. Whether you’re working towards a new career milestone, want to raise your children, are fighting depression, or doing all of the above, goals matter. Without goals, we aren’t necessarily aimless, but it’s easy…

Help for Suicide

Getting Help for Suicidal Thoughts

Roughly four percent of the US population has contemplated suicide in 2015, and suicide rates have been increasing significantly in recent years. Perhaps, now more than ever, it’s important to know what to do to get help for suicidal thinking – and it’s important to learn to address that it’s more common than ever. We…

Recognizing Depression

How to Recognize Depression in Your Loved Ones

Depression is an insidious disease, and it’s very possible for someone to struggle with depression and not show it. One of the reasons mental health issues are so heavily stigmatized is because they’re less apparent. People who have never struggled with mental health issues might take the complaints and struggles of depressed people out of…

Supportive of Spouse with Depression

Being Supportive of a Spouse with Depression

Depression is a lonely disorder, even when the person struggling with depression ostensibly isn’t alone. It’s difficult to accurately and faithfully describe what it is like to be depressed, especially because it’s likely that everyone experiences it differently. But a common factor is that no matter what logic and reality might dictate, the pure sadness…

Understanding Where Depression Comes From

Understanding Where Depression Comes From

We’re well on our way to eradicating measles, polio, the Guinea worm, mumps, rubella, and river blindness. Despite being one of the deadliest viruses in human history, antiviral medication and treatment for AIDS has evolved to the point that someone who is diagnosed HIV positive in 2018 and seeks treatment is more likely to die…