Depression

Expert advice and research trends on depression, including symptoms and diagnosis, getting the right care, and strategies for loved ones on how to help. Patient experts inspire with their testimonials of managing depression.

What Do You Do If a Loved One Is Depressed?

What do you say? What don’t you say? Reaching out to a loved one with depression takes thought and deliberation. Here is a helpful guide.

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Depression and Relationships: 7 Things to Consider

Love is part of every relationship, but sometimes it's not enough to save a relationship, especially if one person suffers from depression. Here are seven things to consider if you're in a relationship with someone with depression.

By Merely Me

13 Quotes to Help You Find Humor In Your Depression

Depression isn't all serious business. Here are some quotes to add a little levity to your struggle.

By Merely Me

10 Tips for Staying Sane when Your Partner is Depressed

Being in a relationship with someone who is depressed has its challenges. Here are 10 tips for securing your own well-being while trying to be a support system to your loved one.

By Deborah Gray

Suicide: What We Can Do Together to Save Lives

Suicide is a social problem that requires a community response. A woman whose life was saved by the intervention of others urges society to action.

By Therese Borchard

College Depression: 6 Things You Should Know

A growing number of college students are diagnosed with depression. Learn what triggers depression during these years and what you can do about it.

By Peter Chlebogiannis

Going to the Doctor for Anxiety: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Just like a job interview, it is helpful to prepare for your first visit with a doctor for anxiety. Here are some tips on questions to ask and what to expect from your visit.

By Eileen Bailey

Antidepressants That Cause the Least Weight Gain

Weight gain is unfairly a side effect of most antidepressants. But some seem to pack on the pounds much more than others. Learn about which drugs cause the least weight gain and other valuable information.

By Merely Me

7 Ways to Beat Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

The combined stigmas of being depressed and black can make getting the right care extremely challenging. Mike Veny offers seven ways to combat the stigma.

By Mike Veny

Rely on Tips? You May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

People who work in the service industry and depend on tips to supplement their base pay are at increased risk for depression, high stress levels, and sleep problems.

By Diane Domina

Depression and Anxiety: Feel Like You're Falling Apart?

Read tips on how to keep it together when your world feels like it's crumbling. From self-care to better boundaries, you can build resiliency.

By Therese Borchard

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.

Mike Veny

Patient Expert

Mike Veny is one of world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Dr. Isaiah uses the science of psychology to help you become a better version of your most authentic self by making mental wellness education fun.

Therese Borchard

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.