4 Ways Relationships Are Complicated When One Of You Has Depression

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No relationship is always easy. But having a partner with depression can be really difficult if you don’t understand what they’re going through.

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.

To Stop Not Moving: The Story of a Sick Week

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A man who very rarely takes sick days—or weeks—discusses how he recently collapsed from exhaustion.

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.

Men Are Victims Too: Recognizing and Dealing With Abuse

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Abuse comes in many forms. Especially abuse that men often don’t recognize.

I’m A Transgender Woman, But Still Her Father

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Christine Connelly shares how family turned against her when she changed gender.

The Last Taboo—Is It More Acceptable to Have an STD Than Depression?

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Limpet Girl asks why we don’t talk about the mental health issues affecting men—those who are least likely to seek help and most likely to need it.

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.

A Dad’s Wish: Child, May You Never Be Sad

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A child asks dad about death. In answering, he discovers a deep and profound wish.

7 Ways to Pick Yourself Back Up When You’re Feeling Down

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Leo Babauta has some suggestions to help you when you’re feeling overwhelmed or a little down.

Our Exclusive Conversation with Dr. Andrew Solomon

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Lead Editor Mike Kasdan’s far ranging conversation with Andrew Solomon covers mental health, issues of identity and gay rights, parenting, social justice, and the storytelling that ties us all together.

The Cure for a Closed Heart

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Jason Natzke knows what it feels like when your heart closes, and he can show you how to open it again.

Beyond Survivorship — How to Own Your Life

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We have all been victimized, in some way, at some point in our lives. One way to know you’re over being a victim.

What Holds Men Back From Healing?

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Men are socialized to be tough, stoic, even impenetrable. Learn to release these emotions so you don’t burst from within.

Outsider Art Can Refashion How We Think About Mental Illness

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Can we fashion a new understanding of mental illness that will improve lives?

Detained Children Risk Life-Long Physical and Mental Harm

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Children exposed to cumulative stressors for long periods of time become less able to learn, more difficult to settle and console, and are unable to enjoy the fun and games of childhood.