Articles with the tag depression

Understanding Postpartum Depression

The first few months of motherhood and meeting your new baby is a time of joy and happiness for many (not to mention mild stress and sleep deprivation, of course). But what happens when your experience is very different from this?

15 Quotes About Suicide

Every year in September, the United States observes National Suicide Prevention Week, a campaign to spread awareness about this social ill, its prevention, and the warning signs. It aims to promote a better understanding of suicide to the general public with a view to erasing the stigma associated with it, encouraging people to seek mental […]

The Holiday Blues

by Brett Grayson “Sawyer, stop looking at me like that.” Sawyer’s my dog. He doesn’t speak English. I wish he did. Then again, maybe he wouldn’t love me as unconditionally. His small brain makes him loyal and willing to stay in bed until noon with me.

The Daily Mind: 7 Ways Mental Health Impacts Physical Fitness

Everyone knows there’s a connection between your mind and your body, but most people think in terms of physical health or fitness and its effect on your mental state. But it should be just as clear that your mental health can influence your body as well. There are a number of fascinating research studies, both […]

If It Seems the Antidepressant Isn’t Working

About 16 million Americans experience a major depression each year, and at any given time about one in ten adults is taking antidepressants. It’s very difficult to go through a major depression, and it’s natural to want relief as soon as possible.  If things don’t seem to be going better after a few weeks, though, […]

When You Get Stuck in a Moment

Once in a while, we find a song that means more than all other hit songs. It embeds itself in the recesses of our brains, so much so that upon hearing the first few notes, all sorts of emotions bubble up to the surface. That, or they explode like a pressure cooker with a clogged […]

8 Ways to Overcome Post-Holiday Depression

It’s back to the daily grind and post-holiday depression hovers on the sidelines. When the excitement and frenzy of the holiday season is over, most people feel a sense of loneliness. The season’s high comes crashing down and drops us with a brutal thump on the ground of reality. The letdown comes from unmet expectations, […]

Quickly Boost Your Mood With These Food Items

We know that there is a link between food and mental health, so the logical thing to do is to watch what we eat. Some people binge eat when on a low, while some starve themselves. As is usually the case, finding a middle ground is the best thing to do. When you feel that your […]

Beat Depression With These Natural Treatments [Infographic]

No one who has ever been clinically depressed would wish the same thing on another person. It’s a pit that has a potential to swallow you forever, and, even when it’s been treated, depressive thoughts can still come and go throughout your life. With 350 million people in the world affected by some sort of […]

Beat Depression by Yourself: Is it Possible?

Depression drains energy like the bathtub drain sucks water when the plug is removed. There may be days when the energy drain isn’t too bad, but there are days when you just can’t get out of bed. Many people will say that it is all right to ask for help and that every person who […]