4 Women Reveal What It Really Feels Like to Be Depressed During the Holidays

People often joke about the suffocating holiday spirit that seems to hit store shelves earlier and earlier each year. Sometimes, you’ll find a giant plastic Santa in your local drugstore before the turkey has even been carved on Thanksgiving Day. With the Christmas carols, the cheesy Hallmark movies, and the wallet-busting shopping trips comes...

If You Have This Eye Color, You May Be at Higher Risk for Winter Depression

For some people, colder temperatures and shorter days bring to mind beautiful winter wonderlands and cozy nights by the fire. For others, however, winter can be downright depressing. Now, scientists say they may have a clue as to why some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) while others don’t: According to one recent...

Life After a Face Transplant: What It’s Like to Survive Suicide

If a patient is contemplating suicide, a therapist will try to reason them out of it by reminding the person that the suicide attempt may not work. Whatever means of self-harm they choose to inflict might not actually kill them, they'll explain, but possibly leave them incapacitated for the rest of their life. ...

The Most Miserable Day of the Year Is Upon Us—Here's How to Survive It

Have you noticed yourself feeling slightly less enthused about everyday life lately? Maybe you're more cranky than usual or just feel bored with your routine. There's actually an explanation for this: We're quickly approaching Blue Monday, a.k.a. the most depressing day of the year, which this year falls on January 21. ...

The Real Reason More College Students Than Ever Are Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Just over four years ago, when Alyshia Hull arrived on campus at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York, she found herself surrounded by hundreds of other wide-eyed new students. But beneath her eagerness to start her first semester at college, Hull was battling something that made her feel entirely alone: anxiety. ...

The FDA Just Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for People With Treatment-Resistant Depression. Here's What That Means

The new antidepressant approved yesterday by the FDA achieves a number of firsts. It is the first new antidepressant to be approved in decades that works in an entirely novel way, the first antidepressant to come in nasal spray form, and the first to work in a very short time rather than in weeks...

Jennifer Ashton is Speaking Out After Her Ex-Husband Committed Suicide

Every suicide headline since February 11, 2017 has triggered instant shots of very personal ice-cold numbness for my children and me; but this one was a real sucker punch, as I know it was for countless people around the world. I’d never met Kate Spade, but I admired her as a designer and a businesswoman....

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