How To Help A Freind Contemplating Suicide

How to Help A Friend Contemplating Suicide?

Suicide can be a very frightening topic to broach, and it’s not something anyone wants to discuss lightly. This is why it’s generally very important to take someone seriously when they begin to discuss suicide. Even jokes about suicide, if made frequently and specifically in reference to your friend wanting to attempt suicide, can be…

Interaction Between Depression and Anxiety

How Do Anxiety and Depression Interact?

Anxiety and depression, unfortunately, often go hand in hand. Comorbidity between these two disorders is incredibly high, with as much as half of patients with depression also presenting with symptoms of anxiety. Furthermore, patients who struggle with both anxiety and depression tend to have a less optimistic prognosis as those with either disorder, and don’t…

Overcoming Seasonal Depression

Overcoming Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder, is marked by decreased mood and feelings of sadness specifically around certain periods of the year. It’s most common during winter time in temperate climates, when the available daylight per day is at its shortest, and nights last much longer. In many people, this causes a shift in the…

Depression Medication vs TMS Therapy

Depression Medication vs. TMS Therapy

We’ve grown slightly more comfortable in regard to discussing certain matters of pain and discomfort with those around us. When we’re sick, we let others know. When we’re hurt, we explain how it happened. Admitting something is wrong isn’t a sign of weakness anymore – at least, in some cases. But when the pain isn’t…

Learning to care about life

Learning to Care About Life Again

One of the harder things to fight back against in depression is the overwhelming apathy, the feeling that nothing matters. It’s a hard feeling to fight back against, because when you don’t particularly care about anything, it’s hard to muster the enthusiasm or the motivation to do so anyway. Sometimes, these feelings overstay their welcome…

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…