Depression

Depression Explained in 140 Characters or Less

How would you describe depression? Depression is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as: Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in …

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5 ”Black Mirror” Episodes and How They Relate to Mental Health Issues

What is your favorite “Black Mirror” episode? Is it “Fifteen Million Merits,” about a man who helps a woman make it on to a show about a singing competition? Is it “Nosedive,” about a woman who becomes obsessed with her standing on social media? I definitely have favorites, just like any fan, and wanted to …

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One Big Reason Why the Mentally Ill Often Do Not Seek Treatment

“Why don’t you get treatment?” “Why don’t you take meds?” “Why don’t you see a therapist?” “Why not get insurance?” These are common questions that people who are mentally ill get asked when they are not being treated for their condition.  Many people who ask them have good intentions, but what they don’t understand is: …

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My Favorite Mood Issue | How A True Crime Podcast Is Influencing A Generation Of Mental Health Sufferers

What is your favorite murder? It sounds like a strange question. To one of the fastest growing groups of people on the internet, it’s a question that has launched friendships. The podcast “My Favorite Murder” has created countless communities. Not only that, but it has taught people to view the world around them in a …

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Breaking the mental health stigma: 7 truths about living with depression

What’s the truth about depression? There are a lot of common misconceptions about what it’s like to live with depression. People like me are lazy. Unmotivated. Not good with people. Cry all day long. But is that really accurate? I came across a picture on Pinterest that I wanted to talk about. (Credit to: paintedteacup.com) …

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