I Lead Inspirational Retreats… And I'm Struggling With Depression

I'm tired. I just spent a week leading a retreat with 22 women, and although I mostly love what I do, I found myself this week understanding, for the first time really, what it means to be emotionally exhausted. I'm awake and filled with gratitude, but I'm drained. How long can one person wear so many hats? Yoga… » 4/15/14 3:00pm 4/15/14 3:00pm

This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone. » 1/08/14 9:00pm 1/08/14 9:00pm

Life Hacks for The Depressed Amongst Us

Depression bites. The things that feed it, are often caused by it (I'm talking about a living area that's a fucking disaster to be specific). And a lot of the hints and tips people have for organizing and cleaning and so on are designed by and for people who aren't dealing with the added burden of mental illness. But… » 1/06/14 10:05pm 1/06/14 10:05pm

Well, This Is Sad: More Children Are Suffering From Depression

Back when I was in middle school, it usually took a day or two for rumors to fully circulate the school and threaten a child's reputation. By the time it was all said and done, a new target was usually honed in on and it was time to torment someone else. By contrast, kids today have it rough — rumors fly around… » 9/30/13 9:00pm 9/30/13 9:00pm

Dominus Vobiscum: Belief in God May Lead to More Treatable Depression

Suffering from depression? You might want to break out your Quran, your Torah, your Bible or whatever it is that gets you feeling spiritual, not because there's a God out there who can fix your problems, but because of a new study by the Harvard Medical School that shows people with a stronger belief in God have an… » 4/26/13 1:45pm 4/26/13 1:45pm

Ladies Be Moody: The Sad Sack Women of Anti-Depressant Commercials

Oh, Sepia Toned Lady Who Is Too Depressed to Look Out the Window! Ever since pharmaceutical companies got the go-ahead to market medication directly to consumers, she's been an advertising powerhouse. Sometimes she doesn't want to go camping. Sometimes she doesn't want to cook eggs. She never wants to play with the… » 3/21/13 3:20pm 3/21/13 3:20pm