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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.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

By Rachel Star Withers

Do You Have Morning Depression?

Morning depression is quite common, as is "diurnal mood variations," our fluctuations in mood throughout the day. Learn about the causes of morning depression and tips on how to improve your mood upon waking.

By Merely Me

5 Mental Health Books That Have Shaped My Recovery

Take it from Dr. Seuss, "The more you read, the more things you will know." That's especially true about mental health. Here are five books to start with.

By Mike Veny

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

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

Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

By Mike Veny

Hate Your Work? Finds Tips for Engaging at Work and Finding Fulfillment

Americans spend most of their waking hours at work and yet two-thirds are disengaged. Find out how to find more fulfillment at work, which leads to better mental health.

By Mike Veny

10 Celebrities Who Have Battled Depression and Made It Through to the Other Side

We rarely hear about success stories of celebrities living with depression. Here are 10 luminaries that serve as inspiration on how to persist through darkness.

By Therese Borchard