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How to Reach Out to Someone When You’re Depressed

Depression can create feelings of loneliness and isolation, often to the detriment of your recovery efforts. It can be difficult to reach out when you’re depressed, but with the right knowledge and a little bit of courage, you can finally take the leap and talk to someone about your illness. This is the first step to conquering depression and taking back your life. Here’s how to reach out to someone when you’re depressed. Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy  Stigma comes in many forms, and often, even those suffering from depression will stigmatize their own illness. It’s important to remember that depression isn’t a punishment, doesn’t make you a failure, and isn’t just you “seeking attention”. Depression is a real, quantifiable illness that has a solution....


Five Uncommon Signs of Depression

A vast majority of us have seen the faces of depression, from news of celebrities committing suicide to reports of friends, family, and coworkers. It is an incredibly complex condition that involves chemical, emotional, mental, and environmental factors. But how much do we know about depression? When do we realize that it’s already standing right in front us when it comes in many forms and displays a wide range of symptoms? Depression is more than just a passing mood, according to Open Sky Psychology, a team of experienced psychologists in Australia. Your body and mind sink into a different feeling about yourself and the world that you’re unable to connect with. However, it can also manifest itself as something else entirely that even those who have...

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) Postpartum depression (PPD) is a type of mood disorder that often occurs in women after childbirth. This is a disorder that can affect any person who gives birth, including the celebrities who lead seemingly perfect lives compared to the rest of us. Chrissy Teigen's Story Chrissy Teigen, the American model, and wife to singer John Legend, recently opened up about her experience with postpartum depression in 2016. Teigen was surprised to realize she was suffering from the disorder three months after giving birth. I thought postpartum was, you have the baby and you’re sad," Teigen said in an interview with Glamour. "It was like, no. It sneaks up on a lot of people. That’s why I thought it was important for me to talk about." Most people...


How Depression Can Disrupt You from Reaching Your Fitness Goals

Mental illness—regardless of the kind—affects all aspects of an individual’s life. People living with depression find it extremely hard to perform any activities that will require them to exert effort and energy. Exercise, for starters, is the last thing any depressed person would want to do. While many studies have revealed that exercise and physical activity in general help people get out of their depressed states, they are futile when people are not in the right mental state to exercise. There are many reasons why depression can prevent a person from working out, and laziness is certainly not one of those. If you are battling depression and you feel like you are not achieving your fitness goals, do not be so hard on yourself. You have to...

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