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A Super Fun Way to Blow Off Steam After Work

Tough day at the job? Stress relief may be a digital game download away, says new study.

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9 Things I Do Every Day to Beat Depression

From time in the woods to deep breathing to paying it forward, learn how Mental Health Editor Therese Borchard beats depression.

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10 Lessons of Depression

Depression can be the teacher of invaluable lessons. Here are some from depression patient advocate Therese Borchard.

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How to Get Emotional Support as a Man

Mental health advocate Mike Veny offers strategies to break through the stoic wall of male emotions and get the support you need.

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How to Manage Time With Depression

Depression is like a bad boss that can interfere with getting things done. Patient advocate Mike Veny shares practical tips to stay motivated and productive when depressed.

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5 Steps to Cultivate Flow

Flow is a state of being when you are so immersed in a task that everything around you seems to fade into the background. Research says the benefits of flow are endless. Here's how to cultivate it.

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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.

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9 Essential Coping Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Don’t let your bipolar disorder run the show. Here are nine essential strategies that will allow you to live your full life despite your mood disorder.

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Small Trauma: How to Recognize and Deal With It

Trauma doesn’t always involve violence, death, or something big. Sometimes a stressful event is enough to trigger a depressive episode. Understand small trauma and how to get help.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.