According to the World Health Organization, 5% of adults worldwide are suffering from depression. This mental health disorder has many symptoms that go far beyond just being sad. In this section, you will find information on depression symptoms, coping techniques, and therapy.

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When Baby Blues Become Postpartum Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s a common myth that childbirth, while painful, is a magical, transformative experience full of bliss and female power. And there’s truth to that. Having a baby can be one of the happiest and most meaningful times of a person’s life. But what happens when that’s not your reality? You might be feeling just the opposite: sad, hopeless, and inadequate. You wonder if you have…

May 6, 2022

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Everything You Need to Know About Smiling Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes Not everyone living with depression looks sad or “depressed.” Some can hide their feelings well, making them appear perfectly fine and happy to others. Yet, despite their positive outward appearance, they are suffering on the inside. This condition is known as smiling depression, and it’s just as dangerous as other forms of depression. Because it is hard to recognize, it’s often left untreated, which can…

March 13, 2022

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Depression: It’s More than Just Being Sad

Reading Time: 15 minutes “That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel. When we talk about depression, we refer to more than just sadness or feeling low.…

March 7, 2022

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Seasonal Depression (SAD): Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Reading Time: 7 minutes We all have our preferred times of the year; it could be autumn when the leaves change color, summer when it’s great for the beach, or winter when it snows. But for some, they might prefer certain seasons because others can bring about unwanted and distressing feelings that make life more difficult. I’m talking about people who experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as…

October 13, 2021

How to Support Someone Who Is Suicidal Depression

How to Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. If you’re on social media, you can access support on different platforms. If it’s a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number. In many cases, suicide can…

September 6, 2021

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How to Write Positive Affirmations for Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes The World Health Organization defines depression as a “persistent sadness and lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities”. It can also lead to disturbed sleep and appetite, as well as poor concentration and tiredness. Over 264 million people are affected worldwide. Psychological therapies, such as online counseling, and pharmacological treatments can be beneficial in helping to ease the symptoms of depression.…

August 17, 2021

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How to Help a Depressed Friend or Family Member Depression

How to Help a Depressed Friend or Family Member

Reading Time: 7 minutes If a friend or family member is living with depression, it can be difficult to know how best to support them. In this article we will look at how to help someone with depression, while taking care of your own wellbeing, too. Depression is Common Depression is a mental health condition characterized by low mood, loss of pleasure in life and feeling empty or numb.…

August 17, 2021

Everything You Didn’t Realize You Wanted to Know About TMS Depression

Everything You Didn’t Realize and Wanted to Know About TMS

Reading Time: 5 minutes There is a common treatment for depression that we all tend to think of: going to the office, sitting in the comfy chair and… having the nerve cells in your brain stimulated with repetitive magnetic pulses. Actually, that’s probably not what you were thinking of! Unlike talk therapy, which often involves weekly visits to the therapist’s office to sit in the chair and talk through…

August 1, 2021

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Understanding Anhedonia: Why You’re Losing Interest in Things You Used to Enjoy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone changes interest in things over time. You might’ve loved soccer as a kid, but grew bored of it and quitted in your teens. Unlike the typical loss of interest, anhedonia makes every day uninteresting and results in many or all activities you enjoyed not eliciting excitement anymore. What Is Anhedonia? People with anhedonia feel like they’re just going through the motions of life. Its…

July 20, 2021

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5 Myths and Facts About Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes Depression is a difficult condition to navigate, and it is surrounded by some unhelpful misconceptions and stigma that can prevent people from recognizing when they have it and getting the help they need. Here is a look at some of the most common myths you might have heard surrounding depression. We’ll also explore why they are misleading and look at the scientific facts of the…

June 15, 2021

Male Depression Depression

Understanding the Signs of Depression in Men

Reading Time: 5 minutes While depression has many similarities among all genders, men do experience it differently in some ways. To help you understand these differences, we’ll be looking at the social, cultural, and even biological factors that cause them. We’ll also cover the symptoms of male depression, the causes, and the best forms of treatment. When depression is left untreated in men, unfortunately, the consequences can be devastating.…

May 4, 2021

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Types of Psychotherapy for Depression

Reading Time: 4 minutes You’re feeling down on yourself, struggling in your relationships, and dissatisfied with your job. It seems as if you’re in a dense fog. Your clothes aren’t fitting quite right these days, maybe it’s hard to squeeze into them or maybe they’re hanging loosely on your body. Your mind is filled with negative thoughts or feelings of guilt and you’re not enjoying all of the things…

May 4, 2021