Posts tagged "depression"

Depression, Suicide & What I Do When I Need To Get Through The Day

I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for years. My darkest period was as recent as 2013. In fact, there was a day last September when I let my…

Carrie Nelson | August 12, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Breaking News: Actor Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

Absolutley heartbreaking news to report this evening: actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning at his home in Marin County, California. The reported cause of death is axphyxia,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2014 - 7:19 pm

10 Things To Never, Ever Say To A Person With Depression

Clinical depression sucks and it’s only growing more common. Almost one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression or another mental health condition at some point and…

Laura Barcella | July 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

Study: Empathy Goes A Lot Further Than Telling Depressed Friends To Think Positive

There’s often nothing more isolating than being told to “cheer up” or “it’s not so bad” when in the throes of a rough patch. Even when it’s clear that a…

Claire Hannum | June 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

8 Things To Understand About Panic Attacks & How To Deal With Them

I remember my first panic attack in more detail than I remember losing my virginity or the first time I drove a car by myself. (I guess vivid terror of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

19-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Being Cyberbullied Over Amateur Porn

When Alyssa Funke of Minnesota was 18, she filmed an amateur porn for a site called CastingCouch-X, which features “Fresh New Amateur Girl Porn Videos.”

In March, the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Depressed? Blame It On Your Cat

I’ve never liked cats. I know this is an unpopular point of view, but the heart wants what the heart wants. And this heart wants everything of the feline persuasion

Ami Angelowicz | February 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a…

Claire Hannum | January 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

5 Facts Everyone Gets Wrong About Depression

I was diagnosed with clinical depression about two years ago. Sadly, this didn’t lead to me beginning a wacky romance with a free-spirited girl who taught me to embrace life…

Cracked | January 26, 2014 - 1:30 pm

8 Tips On How To Beat The Winter Blues

This time of year is tough. These cold months between the holidays and the first day of spring are like one giant, perpetual Monday staring you in the face. I’m generally…

Claire Hannum | January 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Postpartum Depression

It’s no secret that becoming a new parent can be one of the most trying times in a person’s life. Seven years later, I can still vividly remember those first…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Daisy Coleman, Teen Rape Victim In Missouri, Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Daisy Coleman, the Maryville, Missouri, teenager whose rape by a politically well-connected classmate attracted nationwide attention, tried to commit suicide this week.

Daisy was raped in 2012 at…

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2014 - 11:40 am

Chiara De Blasio, Daughter Of NYC’s New Mayor, Describes Her Depression And Battle With Substance Abuse

I would like to applaud Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio, for her bravery in speaking frankly and honestly about her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Remembering Ned Vizzini (1981 – 2013)

On Friday morning I had just sat down at my desk at work when I got the message: my friend Ned committed suicide the day before.

What? No,

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2013 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: Accepting The Holiday Mehs

I hate the term holiday blues. I think that’s because when I was 19, December rolled around and I fell into a full-blown depression, complete with sleepless nights, loss of…

Ami Angelowicz | December 10, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Study: Casual Sex Might Be Making Teenagers Sad

A new study from Ohio State University in the Journal of Sex Research suggests that casual teenage sex has a reciprocal relationship with poor mental health — and that they contribute to…

Claire Hannum | November 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

The 5 Different Categories Of Boredom (As Determined By Scientists)

Not many kids dream of growing up and spending their days studying the nuances of the most apathetic feeling known to the human race, yet, Thomas Goetz, a professor of…

Ami Angelowicz | November 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Cuddling With A Stuffed Animal May Help Cure Your Depression (Seriously!)

Most of the “scientific studies” in the Daily Mail make me chuckle (new survey from a contact lens manufacturer says that 90% of people feel self-conscious about wearing glasses!) but…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2013 - 9:20 am

Celebrate The Onset Of Your Seasonal Affective Disorder With These Depressing Pastries

Winter is coming. Which means that seasonal affective disorder season is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I reach for when I’m depressed…

Ami Angelowicz | September 5, 2013 - 11:40 am

Guys, You’re Just As Depressed As Women

Depression might be known more as a women’s disease, but new research shows men suffer just as much—only differently. When rage, risk-taking, and substance abuse are taken into account, men…

Newser | August 31, 2013 - 9:30 am
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