Stress and depression can look and feel very similar to each other. Some of the common symptoms for both include issues with sleeping, eating, concentration, and mood, as well as difficulties performing daily tasks.
F*ck That: An Honest Meditation
Where My Depression Really Came From and What Helped Me Heal
One afternoon, during a particularly low slump, I was getting out of the shower. Quickly reaching for something on the sink, I knocked an old glass off the counter, shattering it onto the floor.
Is Depression A Uniquely Western Affliction?
This is the familiar arc that Jonathan Sadowsky traces in his new book The Empire of Depression: A New History.
I Got Fired for Struggling with Depression, and It’s Not Okay
“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.” ~Rita Mae Brown The stigma associated with mental illness has improved in recent years, but there is still work to be done.
Microbiome study could change the way doctors diagnose depression
In our body, deep within the gut, live trillions of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Collectively, this diverse community is known as microbiota. The human microbiome is the aggregate of this internal ecosystem.
How to Talk About Mental Illness in a New Relationship
Dating can be tricky for anyone, but for those living with mental illness things can get a little more complicated.
What If Certain Mental Disorders Are Not Disorders At All?
What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness.
To Anybody Going Through It
That’s one of the cruelest ironies about mental health. When you’re in a dark place, everyone around you — all your friends and family — they just want to see you doing what you love again, being happy, being “the old you.”
Are Your Quarantine Blues Actually Depression?
This has been a hell of a year, and you’re not alone if you’ve found pandemic life has affected your mood. But are you suffering from a mild case of lockdown blues, or do you have depression that could benefit from seeing a professional? A depression screening could help.