Remember: They'll understand you. Let them in so they can find a way to help you overcome that depression.
If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.
We get by with a little help from our friends.
Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.
We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!
My depression was up and down for many years. I was fired from my job as a chronic care nurse on July 28 and on August 4
In the wake of the tragic news about Robin Williams, it's crucial for those who struggle with depression to cling to hope and life and the knowledge that things will get better. By sharing our journeys, we can shine on a light on an affliction that affects so many of our fellow humans.
Ellen DeGeneres Art Buchwald Known for his sharp wit in the syndicated columns he penned for The Washington Post, the humorist
What do you experience as a single woman or man, or even as a partner in a relationship without children during the holidays? Do you have difficulty feeling "joyous" during the Christmas/Chanukah Holidays or New Years? If so, what steps do you take to get through it?
But for you, fear clouded your logic. You saw enemies everywhere. Your mind even revisited your past and reinterpreted events
Your experience with darkness has shown all those who love and care about you. Not only has it brought us closer together as a family, but the exercises have made us all realize what is important to us in our lives, and where our priorities lie. Even in your dark times, you still change lives.
We were left puzzled as what to do until the doctor informed us of depression. Suddenly, we possessed an understanding and a willingness to be patient, and the understanding to show you immense love.
For people struggling with depression, it's important to have compassion for yourself and to take actions to overcome this state, including seeking help. Remember that no matter what your critical inner voice may be telling you, the situation is far from hopeless.