A Light in the Void of Despair

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Shawn Henfling shares the unexpected benefits of his fight with Depression.

Inside The Prison Of My Mind

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Shawn Henfling offers a glimpse into his mind in the midst of a depressive episode.

Escalation In The Emergency Room: An All Too Common Occurrence.

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Shawn Henfling responds to an unknown nurse’s treatment of a mentally ill young woman in an Emergency Room.

Living Inside the Storm

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A woman opens a window on life with a bipolar partner.

The Slippery Slope of Blaming Depression or Anxiety For The GermanWings Murder-Suicide

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Quickness to explain this tragedy by labeling the co-pilot as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ could serve to further stigmatize and discourage openness and treatment for these common human conditions.

9 Questions About Living With Depression

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You know those questionnaires doctors ask you to fill out about depression? Gabe Howard decided to publish his.

Learning to Live With Dread

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Matthew Rozsa shares his secret for not worrying about the end of world and everything else that makes him anxious.

How to Love a Woman With Bipolar Disorder

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Liz Furl’s husband rides the waves of bipolar disorder with her, and they both maintain their balance through love.

Comment of the Day: Changing the Conversation on Mental Illness

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Sometimes, comments from readers can drive us … well, a little crazy. But sometimes, a comment brightens your whole day, as this one did for Michael Kasdan.

I May Be Crazy (But It Just May Be a Lunatic You’re Looking For)

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Mike Kasdan says that mental health maladies like depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and autism reflect the diversity of our minds, and we should embrace them rather than stigmatize them.

The Getting of Wisdom

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Alexander Michael Brennan tells how the worst two years of his life have made him into a better husband, father and man.

5 Reasons Parents Deny Existence of Children’s Mental Health Conditions

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Aleasa Word gives tips on how to cope with acceptance of mental health problems in your child.

Why Men Are Irritable, Angry, Stressed, and Depressed

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Dr. Jed Diamond shares some surprising findings from the new science of love.

Being a Mama’s Boy Has Made Me Wealthy, Healthy, and Wise

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Jed Diamond became a mama’s boy when his father left. Here are a few of the many lessons he’s learned since that day.

25 + 1 Characteristics of Highly Happy People

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Danny Baker has spent a good deal of time learning what it means to be truly happy, and he would like to share what he has learned.