A guest post from Melissa Jane Osborne, author of The Wendy Project.
What I can tell you is you are loved. I know you don’t want to hear that, but you are. That thing you despise about yourself—that over sensitivity—will be your gift.Read More
Dave, a 23-year-old artist on Tumblr, creates comics that portray the human condition through deceptively simple lines and highly relatable animals. His work has become so popular that people are getting the drawings as tattoos.Read More
Maybe it can help you, too.
I don’t watch Shelter once every day for answers. I watch it because it reminds me not to quit.Read More
We’re supposed to be dealing with a mental health storyline, and it’s seemingly been forgotten as quickly as it was introduced.Read More
I saw the world that despite my efforts, I couldn’t be a part of—which just reinforced the thinking that perpetuated my depression.Read More
2 out of 5 stars.
The Edge of Seventeen refuses to fully validate Nadine’s obvious clinical depression at every turn.Read More
Ah, the soothing joy of a well-executed headshot.
Just because you’re on medication doesn’t mean the anxiety is 1000% gone. There is still residual anxiety that hangs out and likes to rear its ugly head. That’s where I discovered the joys and pleasures of the violent video game.Read More
Can you tell whether someone has depression just from looking at their social media accounts? According to scientists from Harvard University and the University of Vermont, there are some telltale patterns.Read More
"Why is it so...daytime right now?"
At first, Diane, who’s been hired to ghostwrite BoJack’s autobiography, looks to be the sanest person in the room. Throughout season two, though, Diane’s relative contentment begins to crumble. And it’s then that we catch a glimpse of what might be TV’s best depiction of short-term depression.Read More
Get up and go catch 'em all.
According to some folks, Pokémon Go has helped their mental health by enabling them to go outside and walk around a bit, which is a fairly effective method of dealing with the negative effects that come with depressive bouts.Read More
Although actors Chris Evans and Kristen Bell are primarily making headlines these days by promoting their respective films--Captain America: Civil War and Bad Moms--they're also both taking the opportunity to open up about their individual personal struggles and the impact that living with anxiety and depression has had on their careers.Read More
After starring on the hit FOX show, Prison Break, actor Wentworth Miller went through severe depression, which is why he kind of disappeared from public life in 2010. He's since talked about his depression, but late yesterday he was prompted to again after seeing a hurtful meme with him as the subject.Read More
We've all seen enough sci-fi to know that time travel, while seemingly cool, is also really dangerous! What happens if you screw something up and change the past or irrevocably affect the future? Or, what happens if you meet your past or future self? The awesome performance group Improv Everywhere did the above performance on a NYC subway car to show what could happen. And by the way...these are totally not twins.Read More
Study Finds Wage Gap Could Be a Possible Factor for the Development of Depression and Anxiety in Women
The study hypothesizes that the development of depression and anxiety in women may be tied into the fact that we often tie a person's value to how much money they make.Read More
Since its Sundance premiere earlier this year, Sarah Silverman’s performance in the brutal drama I Smile Back has been highly praised as a revelation for the usually comic actress. Although she’s done drama before, she's in every scene of this bleak look at a wife and mother struggling with chronic depression. Silverman stars as Laney, alongside Josh Charles and Thomas Sadoski, in this film based on Amy Koppelman’s book of the same name.Read More
There's something about BoJack Horseman that gets under your skin.Read More
You are not alone. You are OK.
Project UROK is a mental health non-profit for young people in the vein of the "It Gets Better" campaign in that they have invited people, both well-known and not, to share their experiences with mental illness on video. In the above video, geek icon Wil Wheaton shares his struggles with anxiety and depression in an attempt to let young people going through the same thing know that they're not alone, and that they are OK.Read More
or, “How Rocket Raccoon Fixed My Mental Illness” (haha, not really.)
Everyone experiences anxiety and depression differently.Read More
While not many of us have lost our parents to a dark wizard, many of us can relate to a deep deep sense of loss, having lost someone or something that meant a lot to us. That is also the story of Harry Potter. From the very beginning of the series we learn about the terrible loss, depression, and trauma that Harry and later, his friends, endure.Read More
At least the science as we know it now.
Depression is something we can all stand to know more about. It's a serious condition that affects millions of people directly, and even more indirectly. Knowing how something works is a great first step in being able to treat it, and our understanding of depression has changed a lot in recent years. This video from AsapSCIENCE explains how.Read More