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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

When Situational Depression Turns Clinical

A blast from the past:


Imagine waking up one fine day in 410 AD, only to discover that Alaric the Visigoth has sacked Rome, thereby launching the Dark Ages and making stupidity fashionable. That’s kind of what happened to me one bleak and miserable November evening of 2004 when I returned home thinking I had fired... Read moreChevron

posted 08/30/2015, comments (0)|
Yumhee Park

An Intimate Look Into Life At A Mental Hospital

Laura Hospes is a 21 year old photographer who lives in the Netherlands. She is also currently hospitalized at a mental institution for a suicide attempt.


Despite being at the hospital for her struggles with depression, Read moreChevron

posted 08/24/2015, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

Keeping Depression Away: Resilience Builders

From what we know of depression there’s a risk of it returning even if you’ve only had one episode. It’s not inevitable and I wouldn’t want to give the impression that a single episode of depression heralds the start of a life sentence. We must however be realistic. If nothing has changed in your life or your thinking... Read moreChevron

posted 08/24/2015, comments (0)|

APage, Editor

Editor at HealthCentral

Should You Try Forest Bathing?


Before you channel your inner wood nymph and frolic in a rain shower, take a moment to consider the true meaning of “forest bathing,”... Read moreChevron

posted 08/20/2015, comments (0)|

fraubauer, Community Member


Having a child with cancer

Our family is dealing with our 2-year-old who has cancer. We've discovered that it's not just a diagnosis for him, but for all of us. We have to make sure he gets his protocol, which is largely out of our hands in in the hands of our doctor. But we also need to make sure his older and younger sibling get the special love and attention that they... Read moreChevron

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