Major depressive disorder
If you want to support someone with the mental health condition, avoid saying these things.
There are a lot of myths around what it's like to have both mental health conditions at the same time. Let's clear some of those up.
While the presidential candidate kept trying to explain "normal human despair," the CNN anchor grilled her about comments related to clinical depression.
My depression is a part of my life that I have to manage continually, like my weight or my sobriety.
It's expensive, but it could treat severe PPD in two days.
Depression is often associated with sadness, but there's another emotional response that gets little attention.
It's time to stop believing these misconceptions.
Doyin Richards is an author and father of two girls. He was diagnosed with clinical depression. It was only within the last few years that he has shared his struggle with mental illness, and when he did, he was surprised by the overwhelming support within his community.
Mental illnesses are as colorful as they are dark and as deep as those uneducated about them seem shallow. Too often, they remain faceless, minimized, stereotyped, and overwhelming.
It has taken me this long and a dream Ph.D. separation just to get to a conjecture, but at least reasonable conjectures breed solutions, whatever they turn out to be. I already feel less depressed because I am finally taking action. I can almost hear silence again. The road back is less noisy as a result. This in itself makes all the trying and failing, and trying again worthwhile.