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This One Line From 'Legally Blonde' May Have Saved A Fan's Life & Bless You, Elle Woods

When you hear Legally Blonde come up in conversation, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Blonde hair, chihuahuas, and a lot of pink? The story of a headstrong underdog who came out on top? Personally, I judge a movie not by its characters, but b…
By Julia Guerra

Francia Raisa & Selena Gomez Battled Depression After Kidney Surgery & It's Heartbreaking

Francia Raisa is one hell of a friend to Selena Gomez. By now, you probably know that in September of 2017, Gomez revealed that over the summer she had a kidney transplant, and her donor was her good friend, actress Francia Raisa. I can't even imagin…
By Karen Ruffini

There's No Link Between Birth Control & Depression, According To A New Study

Making the decision to go on birth control is both personal and medical, meaning there are always potential side effects you need to take into consideration first, before committing to one method or another. Of course, how your birth control will aff…
By Julia Guerra

Chrissy Teigen Got Real About The Huge Worry She Has In Having Her Second Baby

Chrissy Teigen is pregnant with her second child (a baby boy due this June), and just like after her first pregnancy with baby Luna, she's opening up about her experience with postpartum depression. While speaking at the Create & Cultivate conference…
By Kelli Boyle

Selena Gomez Gets Real About Her New Album & It Will Break Your Heart

You should never judge a book by its cover — or a celebrity, for that matter. Because while Selena Gomez may look stunning on the March 2018 issue of Harper's Bazaar — which will hit newsstands on Feb. 20 — the former Wizards of Waverly Place star re…
By Hollee Actman Becker

Selena Gomez Reportedly Just Completed Treatment For Anxiety & Depression

It's quite empowering to see that celebrities are opening up about their physical and mental health, because it's important for everyone to realize that the rich and famous are just as susceptible to things like anxiety and depression as the average …
By Karen Ruffini

Here's What Dating Is Like When You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder & Depression

Winter in a snowy city can be beautiful. But when you're someone like me, a full-time freelance writer who can work from home and a person with seasonal affective disorder and depression, it's hard to work up the energy during the cold months to leav…
By Jen Kirsch

Cuddling Really Does Help People With Depression, Science Says

There's no argument against the fact that cuddling is good for you. Studies show that a good snuggle can relieve pain, lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Essentially, it's proven to make you fee…
By Jamie Kravitz

Cole Sprouse Reveals The Hobby That Pulled Him Out Of Depression & It's So Relatable

The Sprouse twins grew up surrounded by comedians and wore the standard Disney Channel child star grin well, but it’s important to remember that as soon as the cameras turn off, real life happens, and it isn’t all red carpets and funny scripts outsid…
By Julia Guerra

This Badass Woman Is Changing The Way We Talk About Depression Online & IRL

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to an event called Sad Girls Club Poetry Slam in Manhattan. I didn't know too much about it, other than some quick research that informed me that Sad Girls Club is a space for young people interested in talking about…
By Annakeara Stinson

11 Celebrity Quotes About Depression That'll Change The Way You Think About Mental Health

Oct. 10 marks World Mental Health Day, an internationally recognized opportunity for people to spread information and awareness about mental health issues. Despite a large percentage of our society living with mental health disorders, we still tend t…
By Caroline Burke

Hurricane Nate Was Downgraded To A “Tropical Depression,” But Is Still Causing Damage

In recent weeks, the U.S. and surrounding areas in the Caribbean have been subjected to horrific weather, huge devastation, and sadly, the loss of life. As residents in locations along the Gulf Coast braced themselves for a hurricane over the weekend…
By Danielle Valente

6 Red Flags Of Depression That You Might Not Be Paying Much Attention To

The term “depression” often gets thrown around in its many forms with a less than serious connotation. Maybe you've said you were “depressed” when your favorite show ended, or when you got to the end of a pint of Ben and Jerry's, or perhaps it was “d…
By Julia Guerra

Ivanka Trump Opened Up About Postpartum Depression And The Responses Were Terrible

Ivanka Trump just can't seem to find any sympathy, no matter how serious or personal she gets. She spoke with Mehmet Oz (aka Dr. Oz) about having "some level" of postpartum depression following the births of each of her three children. She opened up …
By Alexandra Svokos

6 Ways To Comfort A Friend With Depression, According To Therapists

Depression is a condition that affects over three million Americans a year. Personally, it's something I've dealt with my whole life, and while I've been fortunate enough to have access to quality professional care, it hasn't always been easy, and it…
By Annakeara Stinson

A Teen's Hair Transformation Shows The Physical Toll Depression Can Have On A Person

She is only 16 years old, yet she couldn't get out of bed unless it was to use the bathroom. Her hair was matted, tangled, and in unmanageable knots. It wasn't until this teenage girl with depression got a hair makeover that she finally received the …
By Imani Brammer

Religion, Health, And Why "Depression" Is Such A Taboo In The Black Community

My brother is five years older than me, but he was a special needs child, due to a learning disability and head trauma he experienced during an accident as an infant. Despite our age difference, I've always treated him more like my younger brother. H…
By Marquaysa Battle

Here's What To Do If You Have Depression And Lose Your Insurance Under The GOP Bill

Want to know what's f*cking tragic? You can live with an illness in this world, and not even have the protection of your supposed governing body to help you carry on with your daily responsibilities in good health. By now, you've probably heard of th…
By Imani Brammer

This Is The Most Offensive Thing You Can Say To Someone With Depression

Depression is a constant, dark overcast that follows you, your every breath, your every step, and your every move. It's similar to a shadow, only it doesn't walk with your step; it moves against you. Gripping you, sometimes breaking down your proverb…
By Imani Brammer

This Is How I Used Makeup To Help Cope With My Depression

For many who struggle with depression, a negative self-image is one of the most important battles to fight. At such a young age, we learn from the media what is and isn't deemed "beautiful." We absorb what sort of characteristics make someone importa…
By Gabrielle LaFrank

Why I'm Happy I Went Against My Doctor's Advice To Treat My Depression

The first time a doctor verbally diagnosed me with depression, I was 18 years old. My 7-year-old sister had just died in a tragic accident. It made sense to me that I'd be handed a prescription for Zoloft; I felt emotionally paralyzed, which was some…
By Rosebud Baker

What It's Like To Date When You Have Depression

Dating is already very much an emotional minefield on a good day. But trying to navigate through the maze of emotions that is dating gets even harder — and can seem impossible — when you're already grappling with a mental illness primarily affecting …
By Theresa Massony

Everest Climber Gets Real About Struggling With Mental Health As An Athlete

Cory Richards, a young, goofy athlete and photographer who climbed Mount Everest last year with countless people watching on Snapchat, isn't necessarily the first person you'd picture when you think about someone dealing with mental health issues. Bu…
By Alexandra Svokos

Depression Is My Pre-Existing Condition, And I Could Die Under The AHCA

The American Health Care Act, a bill recently passed by the House of Representatives, has a lengthy list of “pre-existing conditions” that could be subject to excessive insurance premiums. This list includes terminal illnesses like cancer, heart dise…
By Alana Saltz

5 Heartbreaking Things That Are Stolen From You If You Suffer From Depression

Depression means different things for different people. Whether it's something you've dealt with your whole life, something that was triggered by an event or something that frequently comes and goes, one thing is certain: Depression steals so much fr…
By Syrah London

Depression Isn't Anyone's Fault, And Talking About It Can Help

Today is World Health Day, the highlight of the World Health Organization's year-long campaign to encourage people with depression to seek and get the help they need, first off, by having a simple conversation and talking about it. Depression has inc…
By Laura Brickman

Why Yoga Could Be The Best Long-Term Treatment For Depression

Yoga is an amazing stress reliever, and many therapists prescribe it to their clients who suffer from anxiety. But what about for treating depression? Yep, it can help with that, too. Aerobic exercise in general helps anxiety and depression by relea…
By Camille Theobald

7 Natural Remedies For Easing Depression That Don't Involve Meds

Depression affects more than 16 million adults in the US each year. That's nearly 7 percent of the country's adult population. Despite its prevalence, depression rarely gets talked about in mainstream media, and it's even rarer that it's talked about…
By Dan Scalco

John Legend Speaking On Chrissy Teigen's Postpartum Depression Is So Emotional

Yet again, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen just proved why they are the definition of couple goals. Earlier this month, the 31-year-old Teigen penned an extremely powerful letter about her battle with postpartum depression and anxiety. The Sports Ill…
By Adam Silvers

Chrissy Teigen Reveals Battle With Postpartum Depression In Heartbreaking Letter

No one's perfect, but you can be forgiven for thinking model Chrissy Teigen is about as close to perfection as it gets. On the surface, the 31-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stunner lives each day with husband John Legend and daughter Luna Simo…
By Adam Silvers

Mom's Brutally Honest Post About Being A Parent With Depression Goes Viral

Suffering from anxiety and depression isn't easy -- especially when you're a mom who's trying to stay strong for her children. Cierra Fortner is well aware of the struggle because she penned a detailed post on Facebook describing what it's like to su…
By Amanda Fama

A Meaningless Hookup This Weekend Isn't Going To Make You Feel Less Sad

It's the dead of winter. It's cold, it's lonely, it's frozen and it's jarringly dark outside. The twinkly lights of Christmas and the champagne buzz of New Year's Eve are OVER. And the landscape is looking pretty damn bleak out there, isn't it, sweet…
By Zara Barrie

What You Should Know About Dating Someone With Depression

I remember when I first realized I was depressed and went on my anti-depressants, I instantly thought if anyone ever found out I was depressed, I would be judged by my friends. I was convinced I would lose all my friends if they knew, that they'd thi…
By Merylee Sevilla

5 Things You Need To Understand About People With High-Functioning Depression

The alarm rings just as the sun hangs in the night sky waiting to rise. A woman wakes up, and her eyes well up with tears. She crawls out of bed feeling nothing but an awful headache and loneliness. Together with persistent negative thoughts, they ac…
By Lesley Vos

This Is What It's Like To Have High-Functioning Depression In The Workplace

I've struggled with depression for as long as I can remember, but I highly doubt the people closest to me know about it. I've always been sociable, fortunate and successful -- definitely not someone society would categorize as "depressed." But societ…
By Amanda Katherine

You're Not 'Weak' If You Need Medication To Manage Your Anxiety And Depression

Byline: Just because I look okay doesn't mean that I am I suffer (that is the absolute best term to describe it) from anxiety and depression. I don't choose it. I don't want attention for it. I don't wish it upon my worst enemy. Do you want to know …
By Logan May

How To Tell If Your Post-Breakup Depression Isn't About Missing Your Ex

Getting dumped is really painful. Most people think the main reason for that gnawing pain is because you lost “the love of your life." You think you have lost “The One,” and you don't know how to carry on without them. In reality, however, love is no…
By John Alex Clark

Selena Gomez Reveals Why She Went To Rehab In Emotional AMAs Speech

Selena Gomez made a powerful statement on Sunday night at the 2016 American Music Awards. After taking a three month break to treat her depression and anxiety — including spending time in a rehabilitation center — the 24-old-year singer addressed her…
By Anna Menta

If Your SO Can't Deal With Your Post-Election Depression, Dump Them

I'm currently experiencing a severe post-election depression. Donald Trump is the president-elect, and I can't stop crying. I cry every time I see a photograph of a large group of white, bro-ish looking dudes jeering in excitement. It triggers me so …
By Zara Barrie

Running Can Help Prevent Depression, According To Depressing AF Study

Imagine being crippled by depression, unable to move from your bed for days. You use whatever is left of your dwindling life force to schedule an appointment with your doctor, who makes you wait three more weeks to come in. WTF? By some miracle, you…
By Rosebud Baker

3 Ways You Can Use Lavender To Boost Your Mood And Beat The Winter Blues

I don't know about you, but I hate winter. Sure, the holidays are nice and all (if you can call getting bombarded with questions at family events, getting food stuffed down your throat at Thanksgiving and seeing your uncle who's high on crack cocaine…
By Jenn Ryan

4 Ways To Help You Heal Your Heartbreak Depression

Oh, models. They look so pore-less, perfect and polished. It's infuriating, isn't it? As I sit here gazing at a picture of Miranda Kerr with my broken-out skin and split ends, I wonder how it's even possible for a woman so soft and serene-looking to …
By Zara Barrie

Miranda Kerr Talks Orlando Bloom And Post-Breakup Depression In Sad Interview

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were arguably one of the cutest couples of all time. Unfortunately, the couple ended their marriage in 2013, but their adorable photos and memories will live forever in our hearts. I'M SOBBING. Three years later, the f…
By Katie Corvino

Adele Gets Candid About Postpartum Depression: 'I Felt Very Inadequate'

Adele has suffered through a lot of sadness in her life. However, we rarely hear about the sadness she felt after having her child. The 28-year-old singer opened up about her experience with postpartum depression in a recent interview with Vanity Fai…
By Anna Menta

5 Things I Want To Say To Other People Dealing With Depression

Suffering from depression is an experience only some of us can understand. While we would never wish this experience on anyone else, we long for others to understand what we're feeling. If you are one of those battling this obstacle, here are a few t…
By Katie Tighe

How Being Alone Served As A Unique Therapy For My Depression

We live in a world of constant interactions, whether it's in person or online. We have the ability to communicate with people all over the world at the press of a button. And it seems we're constantly striving for more "likes" on a photo and more com…
By Kelly Nelson

Why My Key To Recovery Was Adding 'Anxiety' And 'Depression' To My Vocabulary

Just over a year ago I realized I was depressed, shortly thereafter I realized I also had anxiety. Of course, neither of these things started a year ago – they'd been around (in various intensities) for years -- but last year they were so debilitatin…
By Caitlin Spring

Everything I Want To Say To The People Who Loved Me During My Depression

Unmotivated. Angry. Tired. Irritable. Negative. Sad. Reclusive. We all have someone in our lives who comes to mind when hearing at least one of those words. For some of us, it's ourselves. There's no warning, or notice, of when or why I feel the way …
By Katie Tighe

Selena Gomez Is Back In Rehab After Dealing With Depression And Anxiety

Selena Gomez has reportedly been recovering in a rehabilitation center since she announced her mental health break a month ago. According to a report from Us Weekly, multiple sources say the 24-year-old singer is spending time at a treatment facility…
By Anna Menta

'Too Little Too Late' Singer JoJo Talks About Her Depression After Long Hiatus

You remember JoJo, right? If you don't, she's the same girl that rocked your world with hit songs like "Leave (Get Out)," "Not That Kinda Girl" and "Baby, It's You."  If you still don't remember then you were probably living under a rock during the e…
By Robert Anthony