depression

After My Breakup, I Realized I Didn’t Miss My Ex — I Missed Who I’d Been When I Was with Her

The denial burned my heart and my throat and I stopped paying attention to myself and all that was happening on the level right below my heartbreak. I was falling apart. And it wasn’t just because of her. More »


Kristen Bell Wrote About Her Depression, And We Need To Talk About How We Talk About This

Actress Kristen Bell recently announced her experience struggling with depression and anxiety, and while I feel her on a deep level, the news saddens me. More »


How One Teen Tried To Kill Himself 3 Times, And Became An Advocate For LGBTQ Safe Spaces

He was part of the reason I attempted suicide the first time, where I overdosed by mixing prescription and over-the-counter drugs with alcohol, and I slit my wrists with a knife under the desk in front of my teacher.” More »


Studies Show Doing Mushrooms Might Help Alleviate Depression, So Get Your Guy On The Horn ASAP

Call your guy! More »


Woman Makes A Brutally Honest Facebook Post About The Realty Of Living With Anxiety

“God knows why I’m doing this, but people need some home truths..” is how Amber Smith begins her Facebook post that has been shared over 7,000 times since its initial posting on Sunday, April 3rd. Smith, a London resident, then describes the two pictures she posted, seen above.
“Top picture: What I showcase to… More »


I Love You, Effexor, But I Think I Hate You More

Two words: NIGHT. SWEATS. More »


In Case You Needed Another Thing To Worry About, Anxiety Makes You Smell Worse

Just chill out and you’ll smell better! More »


Wentworth Miller Posts Wrenching Reply To Crappy Body-Shaming Meme

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller took to Facebook to reply to an especially crappy meme from the British bro site The LAD Bible. The meme made fun of Miller’s weight gain after Prison Break ended, contrasting a publicity still of the actor from the show, which required him to be ripped and covered in fake… More »


Melissa Broder Is So Sad Today: “My Instinct Is To Be In A Little Hole With Gummy Candy And Wifi”

Talking anxiety, depression, night sweats and open relationships with Melissa Broder, the woman behind the Twitter handle @SoSadToday and a new book of essays by the same name. More »


Maybe I’m Not “Meant” To Be A Mother (And That’s Okay)

Having never even considered what lay beyond the point of imaginary motherhood, my ticking biological clock took on a more foreboding sound, a countdown slog towards, well, death. More »


Goth Emojis Are Now Here For Your Ennui

Up until now, you were forced to scrap the sparse emoji graveyard of sad faces and friendly ghosts, but now, thanks to Nattskiftet you can download gorgeous Goth emojis from the App Store. More »


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.” More »


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 and into our seasonal affective disorder soon. We will also be engaging in the ritual of indulging our completely unnecessary, sun-affected sadness by playing sad,More »


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 of us.  To chase our wildest dreams. If we want a Jacuzzi, we are told to make a vision board with pictures of said… More »


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 that the majority of goth kids aren’t at risk, but that it could be important to reach out to the minority who are.

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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 to being a shut in who only left the house for food and books. If you’re wondering how to put on 90lbs in under three… More »


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

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


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. More »


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 distress and end up hurting themselves or worse, and in the meantime, their friends don’t know what to do.
Facebook’s new tool will allow… More »


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 aren’t “activist” judges. [Vox]
A new study shows that there are long-term health benefits for LGBT youth who come out during high school. More »


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