Posts tagged "depression"

Depression And The Privilege Of Just Staying Home

Sarah Silverman recently (exceedingly accurately) described depression as feeling “like I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.”…

Hanna Brooks Olsen | November 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

9 Sad Songs To Listen To On Infinite Repeat When You’re Depressed

Daylight Savings Time is over, which means that night comes at 4 PM these days, which in turn means that 500,000 Americans will be sinking under our blankets

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Let’s Get Miserable: 5 Fall Non-Fiction Books About The Other Side Of Happiness

Think positively.  Say affirmations.  Be still in the moment. Journal!!!!
We are told to find gratitude when we feel deficient. To pray for serenity when anxious thoughts get the best…

Vanessa Vallon | September 18, 2015 - 10:15 am

Shocker, Goth Kids Are More Likely To Be Depressed

A new study revealed that kids who associate with the goth scene tend to be more depressed than average, and are more likely to engage in self-harm. The researchers said

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 31, 2015 - 9:30 am

Re-Learning To Say No: Life As A (Formerly Depressed) Cautious Hedonist

I lost my early 20s to depression. The most fun I had during that time was not wearing pants while frying bacon. I went from being a successful event promoter…

Rebecca O'Neal | June 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Make It Stop: “I’ve Lost All My Ambition”

“Where do I start to regain ambition? How do I make the apathy stop?”…

Anna Goldfarb | March 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian]
A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: I’m A Parent With Postpartum Anxiety

When it started, I thought it was just a stomach thing. I had probably unwittingly eaten some dairy, my usual digestive foe. But the mild nausea showed no signs of…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Screw You, Stupid Study: Binge-Watching TV Is Awesome For You

Today in Conclusions That Could Have Been Reached After A 10-Minute Phoner With Me As Opposed To An Exhaustive Study! A study from the University of Texas has found that

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Katy Perry Talks Depression

“I wanted to share that side of my story, because I know there are so many other people out there that have gone through things like that, and you always

Claire Hannum | November 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The Samaritans Radar App Tracks People With Emotional Disorders On Twitter (And Possibly Puts Them At Risk)

There’s a new app out called Samaritans Radar, offered by UK mental health charity Samaritans, that allows users to sign up to have their friends’ Twitter accounts monitored for words…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Girl Talk: Weaving Is The Best Thing To Happen To My ADD Brain Since Adderall

Lucca is a little bit jealous of my loom.
I can’t even start to explain why I love weaving so much without first explaining, as best I can, what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Oh, Thank Goodness: Someone Finally Said Mindfulness Meditation Might Not Be For Everyone

Oh thank goodness, someone finally says that mindfulness practice isn’t for everyone. Neuroscientist Catherine Kerr studies the effects of mindfulness practice on the brain, and is a practitioner herself, but…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Depression Sucks: The “Better” I Get, The “Worse” I Feel

I’ve had anxiety and depression for years, long before I started therapy and began taking medication under the advisement of a psychiatrist. I look back at my teenage and college…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Exercise Is Possibly As Effective As Therapy Or Medication For Treating Depression

The results of a UK study on depression and exercise show that it’s possible that exercise is as effective for treating depression as therapy or medication. The researchers caution, of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 11:30 am

5 Things I’ve Learned About Suicide Since My Dad Took His Own Life

Ever since I heard about Robin Williams’ devastating suicide, I’ve been thinking about this post and how I was going to write it. I’ve thought about it as I was drifting…

Melissa Blake | September 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Calling Suicide Selfish Is Selfish

Selfish (adj.): Lacking concern for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
Death is not profitable or pleasurable. It’s just nothing. It’s just not suffering. It…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

An Open Letter To Zelda Williams: You Are A Survivor — And So Am I

Deleting your Twitter is the best thing you could’ve done, but I hope this letter still finds you.
Dear Zelda,
When I heard the news, I thought of you. I realize… | August 20, 2014 - 11:15 am
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