Depression and the Importance of a Suicide Prevention Plan

Living with a depression means making sure thoughts of suicide are immediately addressed and treated. Read more about how to design a suicide prevention plan.

13 Reasons Why: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Learn the good, the bad and the ugly about Netflix's "13 Reasons Why."

Short Term Psychotherapies for Geriatric Depression

Learn the different kinds of short term psychotherapies for geriatric depression.

Children and Antidepressants

If antidepressant medication is being a considered in your child's treatment plan, there are five things you need to know.

Why Self-Care is Hard for Depressed Individuals

When you live with depression, self-care can sometimes feel unattainable. Read more here to learn why this is so hard and for tips to make self-care happen.

The Do's and Don'ts of Talking with a Child about Death

Though it's an inevitable part of life, talking about death to children is hard to do. Here are some do's and don'ts to help the grieving process.

Depression and Big Elections

Many people can get Election Stress at this time of year. If you live with depression, you're at a higher risk to have a relapse when national stressors are front and center.

Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum Depression can occur four weeks after birth and up to one year post delivery. Learn more about this serious, but treatable mood disorder.

What Everyone Needs to Know about Geriatric Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging. Read more to learn the symptoms of geriatric depression and how to get proper treatment.

10 Tips When Beginning Medication

As someone who knows what it's like to take medication personally, and recommend it professionally, here are the Top 10 Tips for getting the most out of your antidepressants.

The Importance of Purpose

When you have depression, target-specific rather than generalized goals are key for reducing symptoms.

Differences Between Early-Onset vs. Late-Onset Depression

Generally, depression is split into two categories: Early-Onset and Late-Onset. Read more to learn about their distinct symptoms.

Depression and Mother's Day

Living with depression can make Mother's Day challenging.

What Can I Do to Help Someone With Depression?

One of the questions I'm often asked is, "What Can I Do To Help Someone With Depression?" The answer: there are many things you can do to help. 

Coloring Books: The Expressive Art Form Reborn for Adults

Adult coloring books can help reduce anxiety, depression and stress. Read more here to learn about this growing trend

Depression and Diagnostic Overshadowing

Diagnostic overshadowing is defined as a process where health professionals wrongly presume that physical symptoms presenting are a consequence of their patient’s depression.

Depression in Later Life

When it comes to understanding depression in later life, it’s vital to recognize the myths that surround this serious, but treatable disorder.

Antidepressants and Weight Gain

Weight gain has long been associated with antidepressant medication. Read more here.

Toys for Depressed Kids

Learn about 8 categories of games that will help your holiday gift giving and create healing experiences too.

Is It Teen Angst or Depression?

How do parents know if their child is just going through teen angst or dealing with a serious mental illness? Read more here...

Why I Mourn for Robin Williams

When someone like Robin Williams, a beloved icon, dies by suicide, it stuns and confounds.

Genetic Testing for Better Depression Treatment

Learn how genetic testing can help your depression treatment.

Mental Illness and Violence: The Real Truth

While evidenced based research shows us that many who commit violent acts DO indeed have mental illness, there is more to this diagnostic picture.

Children and Antidepressants

If medication is being considered in your child's treatment plan, there are 5 things you need to know.

7 Big, Stupid, Destructive Lies Depression Tells You

Here are but a few of the big, stupid, destructive lies depression tells you.

7 Things a Child with Depression Should Know

The importance of teaching children how to use tips and techniques to manage their depression is vital. Read more here to learn what things your child should know.

Why Your Story Matters

The power of telling your life story brings you awareness and closure. It is one of the best ways to heal from trauma.

Understanding Survivors of Suicide Loss

When someone dies by suicide, research shows that at least six people are intimately traumatized by the death.
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The Importance of Health Awareness Days

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is a public health campaign to help educate about the truths and myths surrounding mental illness.

Late in Life Suicide: A Concerning Trend

Studies are showing a staggering 49% rise in emergency room visits for suicide attempts by women ages 50 and older.

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