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Everything You Need To Know About Living With Depression

For HuffPost Wellness' series 'Living With,' we're giving you a guide to navigating conditions that affect your mind and body.

Depression can affect every aspect of a person’s life, from dating to work to sleep. Even just regular chores like washing the dishes are influenced by the disorder. In February, we’re giving you expert-backed advice on how to live (even just marginally better) with this mental health condition, as well as educating others on what it’s like to deal with it on a daily basis. The goal is to reduce the negative stereotypes associated with mental health issues like depression, because a mental illness deserves the same sensitivity and respect as any other health condition. Come back throughout the month for stories, videos and more.

It's time to stop believing these misconceptions.
Breaking down everything you need to know about stopping medication, from the process to side effects.
From the annoying things people say to how exhausting your to-do list is.
My depression is a part of my life that I have to manage continually, like my weight or my sobriety.
Depression is often associated with sadness, but there's another emotional response that gets little attention.
And how to have a conversation with your partner about your mental health.
It may seem harmless, but this four-letter word is actually doing a lot of damage.
Small, helpful ways you can support a loved one who is dealing with depression.
They may seem good for you, but they're far from it.
Suicide isn't just someone else's problem, it's everyone's problem.
Every time I’ve stopped or reduced my meds through tapering, I’ve experienced symptoms of discontinuation to some extent.
Experts break down whether family history plays a role.
To deal with depression, you need to deal with its underlying causes.