How You Can Tell Your Anxiety Comes From Family History

You know that if you have plenty of relatives who have struggled with their anxiety or depression, there is a good chance that you will have the same thing. The environment can play a factor as well if your parents tend to respond to everything with anxiety, making you become just as anxious in return. […]

How Can I Support My Spouse Through Their Depression?

A spouse having depression can put a strain on your marriage. It is hard to have a husband or a wife who often critical, unhappy, or negative. It is important to separate the person from the mental illness and to offer treatment options to better their chances of experiencing happiness. How Do I Separate My […]

Words From Your Ex That Can Lead to Relationship Anxiety

The end of a relationship can be really hard if the last thing the two of you said to each other were hateful word. This can lead to someone developing relationship anxiety or making their relationship anxiety worse if they took what the other person said to heart. It is important to remind yourself who […]

How is Trauma Linked with Depression?

Going through tragedies such as a sudden death, sexual assault, surviving a war or terrorist attack, a shooting, a disaster, and others can bring about depression. It can make you see how tragic the world can really be as well as give you nightmares, flashbacks, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. What Are the Symptoms of […]

FDA Approves Zulresso for Postpartum Depression Treatment

Postpartum depression is when mothers face depression after giving birth, which can be treated by antidepressants which take six to eight weeks to work and do not work for everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 400,000 women face postpartum depression and many do nothing to treat it in fear of the […]

How Can You Be There For Someone Going Through Trauma?

It can be a big deal for someone going through trauma to want to open up to you. You may not know what to do or say if you have never been through trauma yourself. It is important to listen to what your friend has to say and be there for them in any way […]

Building a Sense of Belonging While Depressed

Many people become depressed because they feel like they do not fit in anywhere. They can have black and white thinking in that if they do not have any friends or are not close with their family, they cannot fit in anywhere. There is always somewhere for you to belong as long as you are […]

How Do You Speak to Your Boss About Mental Health?

Many people are afraid to tell their boss about their mental health in fear this could lead to job termination. This can mean taking leaves of absences or having to rush to go to a therapy appointment because you do not want to tell your boss the whole story. It is important to not be […]

How the Media Should Cover Suicide

Suicide is a very sensitive, but important issue that needs to be covered. The problem is that the risk of suicide increases when dramatic or graphic headlines or images as well as repeated coverage tends to sensationalize or glamorize the act of the suicide. According to Reporting on Suicide, it is important to be careful […]

How Do You Exercise When You Are Depressed?

When you are depressed, you may not have the energy to get up out of bed and exercise. The truth is that if you are suffering from depression, not being active will just leave you alone in your depressive thoughts and not give you any hope of getting better. By exercising, you release feel-good endorphins […]