Post Partum Depression (PPD) is a devasting illness that needs society's attention. Some might argue that it is a "culture bound" syndrome more prevelant in the Western hemisphere. Research and treatment are essential for recovery and support from family and friends is essential in order for the...
Snowed in cabin It happens. The weather turns poor and there is nothing you would like better than to sit in the sunshine and soak in some rays. It happens to a lot of people. Cabin fever has been around for centuries. There is actually...
Antidepressants are given out all too easily for depression, but there are other ways to treat depression too.
Millions of people each year are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is the tendency to become depressed during the dark winter months, and in some cases the summer months.
It can be difficult to know how to react when someone has this mental illness. Here are 7 things you should never say to someone suffering from depression, and why.
Multiple factors--the brilliant mind that infused his comedy, ongoing depression and a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease--may have proved the catalyst for Robin Williams' decision to end his life.
Sometimes people find it difficult to share their feelings in the workplace due to discrimination or stigma. Could you give someone at work the support they need if they are suffering from depression? Would you know what to say or do?
Members of my family suffer from, or have suffered from depression. It can be a debilitating mental illness and although not a popular topic I decided to write a poem about it.
Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are just some of the people we all look up to who succumbed to depression that ultimately led to their suicide. Depression is a serious matter and we ought to keep an eye out for our loved ones in order to help them and here is a list of what to watch out for..
As someone who has battled on and off with depression for about twenty years now, I am increasingly frustrated by the amount of people who seem to doubt depression is a real illness.