Is Depression Genetic? Here’s What Experts Have to Say

If your parent or sibling had depression, maybe you're worried you'll get it too. Or perhaps you're concerned that because you had depression, you'll pass it on to your child. Whatever the case, you may find yourself wondering: Is depression genetic?  ...

Why Women Need to Take Depression During Pregnancy Seriously

Welcoming a little one into the world can be one of the happiest times in a woman's life—but it can also be one of the most stressful. Women are often aware of the risk of postpartum depression, but what many don't realize is there's also a risk of depression during pregnancy.  ...

I'll Never Hide the Truth About My Suicide Attempts From My Kids

I don’t remember much about June 19, 2001. The day was warm. Very warm. Sweat pooled between my breasts, and my unshaven thighs stuck to the plastic-coated bus seat. When I arrived at school, it sounded like I was peeling my legs off a latex balloon. ...

Why People Die by Suicide, According to Experts

In the United States, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death, responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, millions of people attempt suicide. Yet the reasons for suicide still feel mysterious and even unimaginable to many of us. ...

I'll Never Hide the Truth About My Suicide Attempts From My Kids

I don’t remember much about June 19, 2001. The day was warm. Very warm. Sweat pooled between my breasts, and my unshaven thighs stuck to the plastic-coated bus seat. When I arrived at school, it sounded like I was peeling my legs off a latex balloon. ...

Why People Die by Suicide, According to Experts

In the United States, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death, responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, millions of people attempt suicide. Yet the reasons for suicide still feel mysterious and even unimaginable to many of us. ...

The Complicated Link Between Depression and Brain Diseases

Yesterday, we learned that Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, as well as long-standing depression and anxiety, at the time of his apparent suicide. Parkinson's and other degenerative brain conditions, like Alzheimer's disease and dementia, have a complicated relationship with depression—they often occur together, experts say, although the link...

Watch Duchess Kate Speak Out About the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Through her charity work, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge has been a champion of bettering the lives of young people across the globe. Now, the mom to 19-month-old Prince George is raising awareness for another important issue affecting children and teenagers: mental health. ...

All About the Psychedelic Club Drug Being Used to Treat Depression

Ketamine, or "Special K" as its known, is a psychedelic party drug that brings on hallucinations. You're more likely to hear about it in the context of drug abuse these days, so you might be surprised to hear that some doctors around the country are now offering ketamine off-label to help patients with severe, treatment-resistant depression. ...

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