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Depression And Me: How I Continue Living With Depression Every Day

ByKelly Crosson
I am my own reality. That might sound redundant, but it’s not. My life is exactly what I’ve created it to be. Over the years, I have forced myself, along with those around me, to believe what I accept as the truth. One hundred percent subjective.…

The Fundamental Difference Between Sadness And Depression

ByDan Scotti
It bothers me when some of my friends tell me they're depressed. It's not that I'm unsympathetic to whatever they may be dealing with, and it may be true that they are truly depressed -- and not just sad, but when I hear the word "depression,"…

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

BySyrah London
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…

What It's Like To Date When You Have Depression

ByTheresa Massony
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…

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

ByDan Scalco
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…

Hayden Panettiere Is Receiving Treatment For Her Postpartum Depression

ByKatie Corvino
Hayden Panettiere is now getting treatment for her battle with postpartum depression. She had her first child, Kaya, in December 2014 with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. Panettiere opened up about her depression on "Live! with Kelly and Michael" in late…

Rates Of Teenage Depression Have Skyrocketed And Nobody Knows Why

ByGillian Fuller
If you're happy and you know it…you're in the minority. According to The Independent, rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers in the UK have increased by a whopping 70 percent since 1991. The number of teens hospitalized for psychiatric…

Why Depression Is Not To Blame For The Germanwings Plane Crash

BySina Berrada
Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of the Germanwings flight 4U9525, killed himself and 149 others because he was suffering from depression. Or, so the media wants us to believe. When tragedy strikes, we demand answers. We need someone or something to blame;…

4 Ways To Help You Heal Your Heartbreak Depression

ByZara Barrie
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…

Depression Can Actually Change What Your DNA Looks Like

BySean Levinson
The crushing transformation that comes with depression may cause an alteration in mitochondrial DNA. A team of scientists led by the University of Oxford's Dr. Jonathan Flint was looking at a previous study to determine if there was a particular…

The Difference Between Sadness And Depression, As Told By A Therapist

ByJennifer L. Silvershein, LMSW
Being a member of Gen-Y is viewed as the years of exploration and having fun, yet depression is not an uncommon experience for individuals of this age group. Since we associate depression with the primary symptom of pervasive sadness, it's common…

Scientists Say Marijuana Could Be Helpful In Treating Depression

BySean Levinson
Any stoner knows that marijuana is nature's best cure for the blues. And now we know why, thanks to a recent study on rats conducted at the University of Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. Neuroscientists first determined that chronic…

Eating Fish Helps Significantly Reduce Depression For Women

ByKatie Gonzalez
The advent of summer means a lot more seafood options on seasonal menus — and that might be a good thing, not just for your stomach, but also for your mental health. In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers…

People Say They're Beating Depression By Playing This New Game On Their Phones

ByOliver McAteer
We get it. You're probably bored of reading about Pokémon Go. So am I tbh, but you've got to take two minutes out of your day to read this incredible news. The app (and if you haven't heard about it by now you really need to re-evaluate your life…

Running Can Help Prevent Depression, According To Depressing AF Study

ByRosey Baker
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,…

Still Standing: How My Mother's Depression Made Me A Stronger Person

ByPaulina Jayne Isaac
I'm a firm believer that if we listen to our instincts, we will never be led astray. One early morning, as I was riding in the car next to my mom, I could tell something was wrong. When we arrived at school, she turned to me with a look I knew all…

Women Experience Depression Differently Than Men, And Are More Likely To Be Diagnosed

ByKatie Gonzalez
Women are twice as likely from men to suffer from depression, but the gendered differences experienced with this illness don't stop there. According to research and studies compiled by The Huffington Post, depression in women can appear very…

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

ByLesley Vos
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…

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

ByAlexandra Svokos
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…

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

ByAmanda Katherine
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…

Lufthansa Knew About Copilot's History Of Depression Before The Crash

BySean Levinson
The copilot who caused the Germanwings crash made his employer aware he had a history of serious psychological issues. According to Yahoo! News, German airline Lufthansa revealed earlier today that Andreas Lubitz had emailed them his medical records…

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

ByAdam Silvers
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…

What You Should Know About Dating Someone With Depression

ByMerylee Sevilla
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…

These Relaxing Yoga Poses Can Help You Battle Depression And Anxiety

ByGillian Fuller
It's no secret practicing yoga can help alleviate stress and depression. But scientists wanted to know why it helps and what techniques are best. Researchers compiled 15 of the most in-depth yoga research studies conducted over the past 20 years and…

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

ByJulia Guerra
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…

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

ByKatie Corvino
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…

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

ByCamille Theobald
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…

Before-And-After Photos Show Drastic Effect Depression Has On Everyday Life

ByKaylin Pound
It's estimated that 350 million people around the world are diagnosed with depression. While those who struggle with this condition may not seem visibly ill on the outside, depression can have a variety of debilitating mental symptoms that turn…

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

ByLaura Brickman
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…

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

ByAlexandra Svokos
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…

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

ByAlana Saltz
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…

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

ByZara Barrie
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…

6 Things People Who Suffer From Depression Want You To Remember

ByNicole Kendhammer
I know you look at me 98 percent of the time and see this outgoing, bubbly personality that radiates when I walk into a room. My sense of humor is always on point, and I always have some witty comeback to spit out when someone needs to be put in his…

Seeking Help Is Not A Weakness: 7 Lessons My Depression Taught Me

ByLindsay Wallace
We all, at some level, have experienced depression. The reasons why may vary: maybe you lost a family member or friend to cancer. Maybe you experienced a devastating heartbreak. Or, as someone living with bipolar II disorder, maybe there is no…

How Depression Took My Mother Away From Me

ByJacklyn Kouefati
While some people actually believe mental illness is something you can just overcome by getting more exercise or by removing tasks from your busy schedule, it is a very real thing. My father was one of those people who believed the former to be…

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

ByRosey Baker
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…

Why Learning Depression Won't Ever Go Away Is The Key To Managing It

ByJessica Natale
I was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15. There were many components as to why I fell into such a deep darkness, and each of them was analyzed and picked apart by my therapist for three years straight. I saw my therapist once per week…

Cuddling Really Does Help People With Depression, Science Says

ByJamie Kravitz
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…

How My Depression Surprisingly Improved My Perspective On Life

ByYakira Cohen
I’ve always considered myself an independent person. For the most part, I keep my worries and troubles to myself, and I do whatever it takes to help myself succeed. I was never supposed to be the person who couldn’t handle a situation. I was never…

4 Ways To Better Cope With Your Depression

ByStan Popovich
We all experience some form of depression every once in a while. An influx of depression can be based on a number of hereditary, environmental or mental factors. Whatever the case, it's best to address it as it comes in order to work through it as…

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

ByImani Brammer
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…

Chrissy Teigen Reveals Battle With Postpartum Depression In Heartbreaking Letter

ByAdam Silvers
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…

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

ByImani Brammer
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…

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

ByAnna Menta
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…

Cara Delevingne Says Kate Moss Really Helped Her Through Depression

ByEitan Levine
Cara Delevingne credits writing, yoga and Kate Moss with helping her overcome her struggles with depression. During a talk on Friday at the Women in the World Summit, the “Paper Towns” star and Swift-squad mainstay was very open with attendees about…

Robin Williams' Widow Says Depression Didn't Cause Her Husband's Death

ByKatie Corvino
For one of the first times since Robin Williams took his life in 2014, Susan Williams, his widow, broke her silence about his death. In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, Susan opened up about the actual cause of her husband's death. Robin…

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

ByGabrielle LaFrank
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…

The Thing About Depression Is That We May Never Know When Someone Is Suffering

ByKaran Singh
I am not depressed. Or at least, I do not think I am depressed. One thing I do know, however, is that I have my down moments and every now and then, an optimistic thought or idea catches my eye and brings me back to the contagious notion of positive…

The Other Eating Disorder: The Connection Between Depression And Binge Eating

ByLindsay Wallace
As someone living with bipolar II disorder, I find myself hanging in the balance between light and dark. Like a pendulum swinging back and forth, I cycle between one emotional extreme and another. I have severe depression and hypomania, with periods…

4 Ways Relationships Are Complicated When One Of You Has Depression

ByVanessaa Colaiacovo
Dealing with depression is complicated. It makes school, your social life, your confidence and your overall state of happiness much more difficult to sustain. Adding a relationship to that unreliable foundation has the potential to make it all come…