How a Smiley Face Chart Showed Me I Was Happy

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Rob Azevedo started charting happiness level every day for a month. The results surprised him.

Inside My Depression

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Norbert Brown opens a window into his own chronic depression in hopes that it sheds some light for someone who needs it.

Hiding Hinders Healing: What Helped Lift My Depression

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Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that depression sucks and he shares what helped him through it. —- I was sitting down to write a paper for grad school about How We Determine Our Worth and I saw the news about Robin Williams. He allegedly committed suicide after years of battling depression. I’ve long considered writing about my […]

It’s Time to Share My Dirty Little Secret

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Tammy Palazzo opens the door on her depression to help others find their way out of darkness.

Robin Williams Didn’t Manage to Recover From Depression—But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t

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One person’s plight with depression – even if that person is a celebrity that we all know and love – has no relevance to your own plight with depression.

O Captain, My Captain: Robin Williams and Addiction

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Timothy Mousseau is touched by Williams due to the battle he endured and the struggle he fought. He knows it all too well.

Depression Is a Murderer. RIP Robin Williams

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Eric Shapiro is heartbroken to learn that the lovable genius lost the fight.

My Journey to a Genesis: Why I Created a Mobile Tool That Helps All Dads With Custody

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Losing custody of his children lead Jon Vaughn to a downward spinning spiral, but here’s how he found a way to pick himself back up.

Into the Light: On Men and Shame

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GMP is having a site-wide conversation about men and shame. Read the stories here and consider sharing one of your own.

Followed by the Black Dog (This Dad’s Post-Divorce Depression)

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So much of the time, recovering from divorce is about recovering from depression. Whether “Clinical” or “temporary,” depression is a bitch.

When You Think ‘Carpe Diem’ is Going to Get You Killed

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U.S. Marine Jonathan Buzin is emerging from a suicidal depression. He’s learned that forced positivity only makes things worse. Pain demands to be felt.

My Ex-Girlfriend is a $%&*# – Moving From Blame to Gratitude

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Bob Schwenkler on not allowing a break-up to break you apart.

Learnings from an Emotional Abuser to the World

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Alejandro Flores was an insulting and emotionally abusive partner to the person he most loved. He reflects back on the darkness of those times, and on the light ahead.

What Happens to Masculinity and Marriage When Unemployment Strikes?

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Steven Lake Explores the Effects of Unemployment on Masculinity and Marriage. A Survival Story.

Making Peace with the Coming Collapse

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It’s the world’s largest social movement. Jed Diamond explains what it is, why it’s desperately important, and why it’s remained largely invisible.

An Underaged Teen Asked a Homeless Man to Buy Him Beer. And Learned the Lesson of a Lifetime.

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“Broken Bottles” performed by Ben Grenrock.