How to Prevail Over The Paralyzing Post-Divorce Failure Emotional Cocktail

Divorce has hit and in the aftermath, leaves a feeling all its own. How do you get out of it? Bill Douglas has some ideas.

4 Things A Man Battling Depression Can’t Say

I am certainly no mental health expert, and I don’t claim to have all the answers. I do know how this awful disease has disrupted my life and the life of my family.

Why the Dating World Would Be Better If Men and Women Executed Like the Dark Side

How the Dark Side showed me to be a better man and what it can demonstrate to all men and women who are dating.

Nobody Knows What It’s Like to Walk In Your Shoes

You want to be strong, but the darkness is too powerful.

Making A Living While Making a Difference

Finding the balance between charging for services and giving them for free.

The Dark Side Of Drinking And The Holidays

When we look at the hard facts and the reality of what people face in the holidays, we naturally come to the conclusion that alcohol and drug abuse in December represents a set of coping skills gone horribly wrong.

Painting Your Life And Unlocking Happiness

Joe Doe shares the therapeutic way he painted his way out of a funk and freed his soul. — TASK #40 By the Numbers Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.   G.K. Chesterton One day I woke up and sat on the edge of the bed. I was in a bad place. […]

When Mental Illness Is The 3rd Person In Your Relationship

James Woodruff on masculinity and depression, and how you can deal with it within your relationship.

Spring Without Robin

Cabot O’Callaghan ponders how Robin Williams’s suicide affected him and explores his own relationship with depression.

9 Questions About Living With Depression

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

How to Be Depressed and Not Lose Your Marriage: Part II

Heather Gray shares 6 more straightforward strategies to strengthen your marriage in spite of depression.

How to Be Depressed and Not Lose Your Marriage

Heather Gray shares 7 straightforward strategies to keep your marriage alive in spite of depression.

Introduction to Alone: Fever Dreams From the Psych Ward

“”Inside the pit of my stomach, a feeling, like being trapped in one of those dreams where your teeth are falling out of your mouth. Or you are losing your hair. And you can’t make it stop.””

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Depression and PTSD may always be on the edges of your heart, but it’s how you deal with it that counts.

Traditional Gender Expectations May Contribute to Rising Suicide Rates in Men

Feeling trapped between a traditional masculinity and a progressive one can contribute to depression and suicide in men.

“Admonishing someone with depression is like telling a paraplegic person ‘I don’t see the problem, just get up and walk!'”

Have you ever been depressed? Did you have people telling you just to get over it? Or to just “think positively” and “believe in yourself”, expecting it to go away like magic? How did you respond?