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…

Anti Depressants Aren't Working

What to Do If Antidepressants Aren’t Working

It’s common knowledge that when you’re depressed, you get prescribed antidepressants. Some lament that too many psychiatrists get trigger-happy with the prescription pad, describing them when they might not work or be necessary. Regardless of where you stand on that topic, the data shows that despite a scare regarding suicidality and SSRIs, today’s antidepressants are…