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When Mental Health Professional Offer Conflicting Advice

It's important to work with a team of mental health professionals, but what when they say different things? Patient advocate Mike Veny weighs in.

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10 Signs It's Time to Get Help for Depression

What’s the difference between passing sadness and clinical depression? Here are 10 red flags or symptoms of major depressive disorder that signal when to get help.

Mother talking to teen daughter about depression.

Who Do You Talk To About Depression and When?

How much information do you divulge about your depression? Patient advocate Mike Veny provides the who, what, why, and when of sharing.

Welcoming estranged family.

Tips for Reaching Out to an Estranged Family Member During the Holidays

Is it possible to reconnect with an estranged family member? Patient advocate Mike Veny offers five tips to decide and instructions on how best to do it.

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How to Break Up With Your Therapist

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially with a therapist. Lara DeSanto offers cogent advice supported by interviews with two mental health experts.

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10 Ways to Escape a Low Mood

Feeling low? Here's a creative list of 10 things to lift your spirits and escape the blahs. Suggestions include moving things around, retail therapy, and connecting with others.

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Is My Loved One Depressed or Manipulative?

Manipulation or depression? They can be difficult to distinguish. While one is a biological disorder, the other is a ploy to get what someone wants. Learn how to tell them apart and how to confront manipulative behavior.

Hypersensitivity and Depression

Hypersensitivity and Depression: How Not to Take Things Personally

Many people with depression suffer from hypersensitivity. Here are 8 practical tips for not taking things so personally and how to free yourself from hypersensitivity.

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6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

Becoming a voice for others can be a powerful healing strategy in recovery from depression or another mood disorder. Here are six ways to do just that.

Man with laptop over head needs help for depression.

Need Help for Depression? Start With This List

It’s difficult for people in the midst of depression symptoms and their loved ones to know where to go for help. This list provides a great guide.