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I Was Nervous About Trying Zoloft, But It Changed My Life for the Better

Despite my misgivings about Big Pharma, my depression symptoms improved dramatically once I gave myself permission to try an antidepressant.

April 27, 2022

by Sam White

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My Experience Having ECT for Depression

It wasn’t like the movies. ECT didn’t ‘fry my brain’ — it saved my life.

April 29, 2022

by Elizabeth Drucker

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Bezzy Depression Offers Connection, Support, and Understanding for People Living with Clinical Depression

Curious about what the Bezzy Depression Community has to offer? The platform provides people struggling with depression with an opportunity for open discussion and connection.

July 11, 2022

by Joe Van Brussel

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What It’s Really Like Going Through a Deep, Dark Depression

How I worked with my therapist, friends, and family to develop a crisis plan to put me on the road to recovery.

April 18, 2019

by Allyson Byers

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Living with Clinical Depression: Mahevash's Story

Mahevash Shaikh has been living with depression since she was 13. Since then, she has started a blog to help others living with mental health issues.

July 27, 2020

by Emma Satin

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Relapse Happens with Depression. So Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

What people don’t learn when they’re told about depression is what it’s actually like to receive treatment — and that it’s a treatment that has to be ongoing for it to work. Here’s why YouTuber Marina Watanabe wants to talk about depression relapse.

January 29, 2019

by Alaina Leary

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What the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Means for the Chronically Ill and Disabled Communities

The court’s decision affects all Americans, but disabled, chronically ill, and disadvantaged people will be disproportionately affected. They face healthcare inequities, poverty, and more.

July 18, 2022

by Stefanie Remson

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My Journey to Becoming a Chronic Illness Advocate on Social Media

Writer Nia G. discusses her journey to becoming a social media advocate after her chronic illness diagnoses.

July 19, 2022

by Nia G.

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These Stunning Photos Reveal the Hidden Side of Depression

Mental illness can be invisible, but it can be visual, too. Here are 8 photographs of what feelings of turmoil may look like.

May 31, 2017

by Mariya Karimjee

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When You Don’t Want to Be Here, but You’re Too Afraid to Die

Why continue living if I didn’t actually feel I was alive?

June 17, 2019

by Hattie Gladwell

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Why Traveling Isn't Going to Cure Your Depression

Getting out into the world may sound like a good idea for tackling depression, but it isn't. In fact, it can make things worse.

June 15, 2017

by Ashley Lauretta

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I’m Not Sad, Lazy, or Nonreligious: How to Identify Signs of Depression

Ever since I came out to my family about my depression and anxiety a year ago, I never fail to forget the struggle it took to get them to accept my illness.

May 08, 2017

by Rabia Toor

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8 Things People with High-Functioning Depression Want You to Know

It can be difficult to spot someone with high-functioning depression. That’s because they often appear completely fine on the outside. While depression doesn’t seem to impact their performance as much as some people, they still need support. Here’s what people with high-functioning depression want you to know.

October 11, 2018

by Meagan Drillinger

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If You Stick Around: A Letter to Those Wanting to Leave This Life

If you're thinking about suicide, here's why you should stick around. It can, and will, get better.

September 07, 2017

by John Pavlovitz

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Recognizing Signs of Medical Trauma When You Live with a Chronic Condition

Medical trauma is real but sometimes it can be hard to recognize. If you live with a chronic condition it is especially important to be aware of how traumatic medical scenarios can have lasting effects. If you have experienced medical trauma, it is important to know you are not alone.

June 24, 2022

by Nia G.

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This Is What It’s Like to Go to Work as a Queer Person with Mental Illness

Can you imagine going to work as a watered-down version of yourself? This is a reality for many in the LGBTQ+ community. When it comes to employment, they can face higher rates of discrimination. In an intimate portrait series, we uncovered what the work-life balance reality is like for queer people.

June 02, 2020

by Hannah Rimm

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Please Stop Thinking My High-Functioning Depression Makes Me Lazy

I'm a happy mom, wife, and professional. What you don't know is that I struggle with depression, too.

April 12, 2022

by Caroline Shannon-Karasik

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10 Ways to Reach Out in a Mental Health Crisis

The definitive guide to speaking up about the unspeakable and seeking help during a mental health crisis.

September 03, 2019

by Sam Dylan Finch

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Postpartum PTSD Is Real. I Should Know — I’ve Lived It

Something as simple as a yoga pose was enough to send me into a flashback.

August 29, 2019

by Anna Lee Beyer

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It Took Me Six Years to Realize My Anger Was Depression

It took a long time for me to realize the role anger has in depression because the stereotype of depression is sadness. But mental illness is more complex than one emotion. Here’s how I realized how badly anger and depression affected my mental health and why it’s a relief to know they’re connected.

October 24, 2018

by Christal Yuen

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What’s It Like to Be Suicidal? This Is My Experience, and How I Got Through It

Sometimes I’m able to ignore them. I might be driving to meet a friend for brunch and briefly think about driving my car off the road. The thought might catch me off-guard, but it quickly passes through my mind and I go about my day. But other times, these thoughts stick around.

April 18, 2019

by Allyson Byers

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