Depression

Here Are 31 Clever Tips To Make Life Feel A Little Easier When You,re Feeling Depressed

 Whether you’re dealing with depression and want to supplement your chosen treatment methods with self-care, or are just in a serious funk, here are some tips for making life feel a little more manageable. 1. Grab a coloring book. “It’s completely juvenile, but I have Disney princess crayons and a ton of coloring books and it’s...

An Open Letter To The Girl Who Struggles With Depression

  I could start off by saying something cliché like, "it gets better" or "it'll pass," but I won't. The reason why I won't is because people have probably been telling you that for years and has it happened? Has it worked? I know it hasn't because depression isn't a condition and it isn't a phase....

9 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

  Scroll Down For *8 Myths About Depression That Need To Be Debunked Depression and sadness are not the same thing. Repeat: They are not the same thing, you guys. Here's part of what makes them very, very different: Everybody gets sad from time to time. That's just part of being human. Your goldfish dies, or...

20 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Depression

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 350 million people all over the world with depression. With that staggering statistic, it is highly probable that we will all interact at some point with someone experiencing a bout with depression. With that probability in mind, the very people you would not expect to be...

8 Habits of People With Hidden Depression

8 Habits of People With Hidden Depression More than 9 percent of the people in the United States suffer from depression, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Depression is a condition that causes the sufferer to feel intense feelings of worthlessness, guilt, shame and sorrow. People who suffer from depression need to...

The Simple Guide to Eating for Depression Recovery & Prevention

When we’re depressed, the last thing we want to do is reach for a stalk of broccoli. We want rich, creamy, stick-to-your-ribs foods that’ll make us feel like we’re wrapped in a soft cuddly blanky. The problem is that most of those foods bring with them a host of negative health issues, many of which can...

10 Struggles Depressed People Avoid Talking About

When I was 16, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. After the diagnosis, my uncle slapped me on the back and said, “Welcome to the family kid,” while my family all compared drugs around the kitchen table. I’m extremely lucky that my family not only accepted that depression is a real, serious issue, but...

6 Reasons Creating Content Will Fight Depression

I’m sad pretty much all of the time. Even though my articles seem positive, and they do reflect my own desire to be more positive, sadness tends to be my number one emotion in any given day. If you’re reading this, that’s probably the case for you too. There’s nothing wrong with that, but...

Finding Exercise Motivation When You're Depressed

I know exercise is supposed to help me fight depression, but how can I find the motivation to work out when I'm depressed? Depression definitely can make it hard to find the motivation for exercise (among other things) because loss of interest in normal activities, along with the ability to enjoy them, is often one...

Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold: Real-Life Strategies to Survive the Winter Months

Winter is coming, and it can pack an unhealthy punch. With the change in weather, activity levels naturally decrease, we reach for comfort foods that help us feel warm and happy, shorter days equal less daylight and let's not forget the many holidays we will encounter over the next month alone – which open...