Depression

22 Apr 19
Gender & Society

By Michael A. Messner Daniel Craig returned home from combat in the 1991 Gulf War “disillusioned, disenchanted and pissed off” that he had “killed people for these damned lies.”  Two decades earlier, Gregory Ross had come home from the American War in Vietnam feeling “numb…completely unmoored.”  And Wilson “Woody” Powell said he’d felt “out of […]

22 Apr 19
SheKnows
After a rough day at work, your first inclination might be to go fight it out in a boxing class. Or, maybe your go-to is yoga or running. Using exercise to destress obviously has way more physical and mental health perks than a Netflix binge. “It is proven that exercise can reduce stress levels, anxiety and depression,” says Brooke Taylor, New York City-based Master Trainer and owner of Taylored Fitness NY LTD. “Movement and physical activity activates your endorphin hormones, which are also known as your ‘happy’ hormone. It is the body’s natural mood elevator. Nine out of ten times, when a client comes into the gym and they are stressed out, they leave calm and happy with a little pep in their step because they are doing something healthy for themselves and their body. It’s that runner’s high.” Breaking a sweat any way you please is sure to be an anxiety-buster. But, the type of exercise you do can make a difference, depending on which kind of worry you’re working out for. In honor of Stress Awareness Month, these are the best types of workouts to combat each type of stress.
22 Apr 19
Fragmented Illusions

Never believe a coincidence was exactly as so, for meaning, direction and affirmation can show up in the strangest of ways in the most uncertain times. For there is understanding taking place through oneself constantly even if one is not conscious of the fact (considering the subconscious mind is %1000 more powerful the conscious, you […]

22 Apr 19
Welcome

Grief is a complex thing. The research states it has many stages, can be complicated based on the relationship you had with the person you lost, or can be related to losing a state of being or situation i.e. a job. It can take days, weeks, months or years to overcome. Some people never recover […]

22 Apr 19
Half the Girl

It has been a strange time recently. My dad has on the one hand been doing well.. We found out a few days ago that the treatment is doing the right things. But on the other hand he has become so difficult to cope with. He’s never happy, worrying and anxious. I understand what he’s […]

22 Apr 19
Tauri Cox

Crafting a compelling villain isn’t as easy as it seems. But you can learn the best how-to’s by studying some of your favorite bad guys!

22 Apr 19
The Indian Perspective

Virtual therapy on Amazon Alexa removes barriers in mental health care  CNBC For many people who struggle with anxiety and depression, it’s a huge challenge to find a therapist they can afford. Now, a growing group of apps, including … from “”mental health” OR “mental disorder” OR “psychiatry” OR “mental illness” OR “psychiatrist” OR “psychotherapist” OR […]

22 Apr 19
My Calm Chaos

Hey everyone! I’ve been on a little hiatus, busy with school and life and all the things! But I wanted to share something with you all that I have learned this year. As I have said before healthy living is a journey, sometimes there are bumps in the road. Stress happens, life happens, so many […]

22 Apr 19

The first low-pressure area of the pre-monsoon season is taking shape over the Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining South-West Bay of Bengal and cou Met Department declares watch for first pre-monsoon depression in Bay

22 Apr 19
alaskaevil

here is an example of a basic summary when I’ve tried to explain to many people the truth about the worldwide sick parade. the woman in alaska is known to be a weakling/wimp who attacked several people who were drunk, drugged, heavily medicated and all were staggering alone. They were the rejected by the woman […]

22 Apr 19
Barstool Sports Toronto

With game 7 tomorrow a lot of us are experiencing possibly the worst case of the Sunday scaries a human can experience. If the Leafs lose what do we do? Well I’m here to present a few options to those of you that don’t jump off the CN Tower. 1. Other sports We have our […]

22 Apr 19
JoyceEyenAkwaibom

Residents of Twon-Brass community in Bayelsa State, were left shocked after one of their own identified as Pendo reportedly committed suicide. It was gathered that the deceased allegedly killed himself after being dumped by his girlfriend. The young man committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on Monday because his girlfriend dumped him, according […]

22 Apr 19
Jillian's Blog

Growing up I was taught to never talk about politics and religion. I never really asked why or knew why it was such a big deal I just took that information I was given and didn’t talk about them. This chapter was very informative about the different crime rates and causes of violence. Sure enough […]

22 Apr 19
This Crazy Life

It’s been quite the wild ride. When I turned on the camera (my iPhone) for the first time, back in August of 2017, I never imagined I would be here. As many of you know, I started my YouTube channel because I was coming out of a lonely Post Partum Depression with our third son. […]

22 Apr 19
WGN Radio - 720 AM

Last week we saw a historic Masters, Tiger woods victory was simply amazing. Many in the medical field felt this was almost impossible following his back surgery. The week also raised questions about why were Tiger and Phil both chewing gum thru the tournament and did Phil ingest CBD oil during his rounds at Augusta. […]

22 Apr 19
Thrive Global
Welcome to our new section, Thrive on Campus, devoted to covering the urgent issue of mental health among college and university students from all angles. If you are a college student, we invite you to apply to be an Editor-at-Large, or to simply contribute (please tag your pieces ThriveOnCampus). We welcome faculty, clinicians and graduates to contribute as well. Read more here. The world shivers and quakes with 7.6 billion people. That’s 7.6 billion voices, bodies, and pulses yearning to be heard. That’s 7.6 billion stories that range in status from “told” to “unheard”, with more on the way. When I hear the word “storytelling” I am inclined to think about toddler bedtimes, picture books, and gentle soothing voices that lull innocent children to sleep. The idea that storytelling can be empowering and therapeutic admittedly never crossed my mind until I met Sruti Bandlamuri, founder of the non-profit The Outpatient Project with her friends Xiao Glahn and Zoe Somerville. Talking to Sruti, exploring The Outpatient Project’s website, and reading posts on Witted Roots have shown me the invaluable, empowering nature of telling your own story. In a society where gender inequality is still a struggle and young girls aged 12-15 experience depression at rates triple to their male counterparts, there needs to be safe spaces for girls and women to openly share their stories. That’s exactly what Sruti and her friends set out to do, and along the way they gave a voice to the girls and women they spoke to. To gain more insight into the empowering nature of storytelling as it pertains to young women, I decided to interview Sruti. 1. What does The Outpatient Project Mean to you? To me, The Outpatient Project is a forum in which people from all walks of life can share their stories about health and how their lives revolve around their health without any judgement, restrictions, or guidelines. They can share as much or as little as they want, and through it they can attain a sense of empowerment by having that story out there. Part of why it’s so empowering is that it can be anonymous, and there’s really no rule other than just telling their story. Even if that story isn’t specifically about health, it’s still sharing a health story because everything affects us, right? We all have feelings, we all have emotions. The Outpatient Project is a place where we can see the importance of mental health; where we can share our mental stories and get support. So many people have shared their stories and afterwards told me they felt really liberated and empowered, especially after feeling voiceless for so long. In addition, those who read the stories gain a better understanding of others and the ways a particular disease can manifest. It emphasizes that the same disease is different from one person to the next, just as how one person’s story is vastly different from all others. 2. What inspired you, Xiao, and Zoe to begin a non-profit specifically for women to tell their stories? What about storytelling do you think resonates with everyone you guys have spoken to? A lot of girls and women feel voiceless. We were in high school at the time, and we kept talking about how girls needed a place and a community to talk about stuff that happens in their life without any judgement. We also knew so many girls who were dealing with depression and we wondered, “Why isn’t there a place where people can share their stories without any fear of judgement, but still understand depression looks so different in two different people with different lives?” We didn’t want it to be a basic Facebook group because we aimed to reach more than just those who were willing to talk. That’s why we decided on the interviews/blog format. Specifically, we got really inspired when I did a blog post for Young Minds Advocacy: I was interviewing my peers about happiness and they all gave such different answers about the same subject. We realized that each person is wholly unique and experiences the world differently. So Xiao, Zoe, and I decided to gather stories and share them, in hopes that it would make at least a few people feel less lonely and voiceless. Xiao has lived in many different places so she basically gathered stories by emailing and texting people from all over the country, including Texas and Canada. Zoe has shared her own experiences with depression and she felt that girls needed to be heard and have a safe space because their voices are so underheard. It was a feminist issue but also a mental health one that drove us. Ultimately, we didn’t limit it to mental health because we know health and life are inseparable. We can’t say, “This story has to be about mental health”, because physical and mental often have to do with each other, and life events strongly impact both. 3. What have you learned since founding TOP? I’ve learned that everyone has a story, whether they believe it or not. I’ve also learned that you can learn something from anyone, and that it’s very important to just listen to other people. That’s probably one of the most empowering things for anyone, no matter how extroverted or introverted they are. We all just want to be understood, and maybe I won’t understand them, but if they share their story and tell others what they’ve been thinking or feeling or dealing with, no matter how mundane it seems to them, all of us can learn something from it. 4. How have you been affected by the experience? I’ve definitely been affected by the experiences. At times I’ve been really upset because of the way society is or the way things are going for other people. Other times I’ve been really happy to hear that things are going well. It’s just a range of emotions, really. It’s helped me understand what I want to do with my life, but it has also changed how I interact with people. I’ve been able to be more introspective and think about my interactions with others —  how am I affecting some else’s life? It’s definitely made me more empathetic and compassionate, and it’s inspired me to think more about basic interactions and how another person is feeling even if I don’t know them.Through platforms like The Outpatient Project and Say it Forward, girls and women are slowly but surely sharing their stories. As Sruti mentioned and Dr. Pamele Rutledge explains, storytelling is empowering and liberating for the sharer and educational for the listener. We could all benefit from more stories to open our minds and accept the diverse, beautiful individual experiences that we go through. Subscribe here for all the latest news on how you can keep Thriving. 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22 Apr 19
The Avocado

Welcome, my Avocados, to the fourth installment of Bagel Over the White House, my ongoing series focused on American politics on film and behind the scenes. Today, I finally get to the movie whose name inspired the title of this column, a bizarre aberration from the Hollywood liberal consensus known as Gabriel Over the White […]