Depression

4 Major Reasons Why Mental Health Treatment is Seriously Flawed

“Why don’t you get mental health 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 have a mental illness 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: Getting treatment is not always easy.  In fact, insurance companies often make it unaffordable and complicated.

How to help your depressed partner: 5 ways to be kind and supportive in difficult times

I cannot imagine having a depressed partner.

Currently, I am in the reverse position. I am the sufferer. The sad one. The tired one. I am the one with mood swings. I don’t have to love myself, even though I should. That should be a rule. But it’s not. Rather, I have to watch my husband love me when I’m struggling. That is as painful, if not more so, than the struggle itself. He wakes up every day and makes the decision to continue to stand by me when, frankly, my behavior makes me very hard to live with.

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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