In a new interview with Vogue, Oprah Winfrey reminded us that yes, she really is human and even she is susceptible to bouts of extreme sadness. “I shall never forget Saturday morning, October 17,” Winfrey told Vogue. It was the day after the movie version of Beloved, staring Winfrey, opened in theaters in 1998.
Kayley Olsson, a hairstylist based in Iowa, recently posted photos of a 16-year-old client who had been dealing with depression so severe that her feelings of worthlessness came to the point where she couldn't brush her hair. "She told me she only got up to use the restroom," Olsson wrote. The teen, who Olsson is keeping anonymous, came into the hair salon where Olsson works because she's starting back at school soon and needed to take her school pictures.
According to several new studies, practicing yoga multiple times a week can be an effective treatment for depression, along with using traditional remedies.
Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder. Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not only does it create emotional health issues, like excessive rumination and lack of motivation, but it also causes physical health problems, like headaches and trouble eating.
Instagram user Grace is shedding light on the bigger picture of what life is like with depression and anxiety, through humorous memes.
After an abusive relationship pushed Lydia Dziubanek to the brink of suicide, she decided to take control of her life and health for the sake of her children.
Millennials are recognized by their predecessors as the generation attached to their screens. And while this may be true and often criticized, a new study shows that there are positive outcomes from this behavior, including a spike in self-care behaviors.
Depression is an equal-opportunity attacker: Neither fame, beauty, a royal crown, nor gender will necessarily render you immune to mental health struggles.
A mom from Ohio is drawing attention to something that many women struggle with after giving birth but tend not to discuss openly….
Depression can be all too prevalent, affecting actors, supermodels, singers, doctors, and people from all walks of life. But the common mood disorder is becoming more pervasive in the young. One brave young woman, Katelyn Marie Todd, is opening up on Facebook about what depression feels like and how — when one is in the midst of it — even the smallest things, like brushing your hair, can simply be too much to handle. “I brushed my hair today. For the first time in four weeks,” Todd began her moving Facebook confessional on May 6. “It was matted and twisted together. ...
Facebook is facing backlash after it was revealed it is able to target teenagers when they feel “insecure” and “worthless” and “need a confidence boost.”
Actress Bella Thorne said she thinks a controversial acne drug led her down a path towards depressive thoughts. I can relate.
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A study showed that such people were six times as likely to also be dependent on alcohol and three times as likely to suffer from seasonal affective disorder.
Amy Bleuel, the founder of Project Semicolon, died by suicide. The founder of a popular tattoo movement that gave comfort and meaning to the lives of people with mental health problems died Thursday by suicide. If you’ve ever seen people with semicolon tattoos, Amy Bleuel, 31, likely inspired them.
The singer also encourages men to learn more about PPD to best help their partners struggling with it.
“She kept pulling (her hair) back into this bun which after that long of time turned into a huge dread lock,” Kate Langman recounts on the Love What Matters Facebook page. Langman suggested that the woman put the products back on the shelf so that the stylist could properly revive her hair first. “At this point I figured she wasn’t going to ever end up coming in,” Langman noted.
A mom got a tattoo to symbolize her strength after coping with postpartum depression. Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit blog that offers information and support for pregnant women and new mothers who have postpartum depression (PPD) and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, posted a raw and heartfelt story on its Facebook page from a #WarriorMom. Lucy McEwen, a mother of two who came across the organization during a dark period in her life after her first child was born, recently headed to a tattoo parlor to receive her first body art.
Most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the drugs will work as intended, scientists said Wednesday. Many medications approved for the treatment of depression are prescribed by doctors for other problems such as pain, insomnia or migraine headaches. Giving adult medication to children, or in doses different from those tested in clinical trials and specified by drug-makers, are also considered off-label uses.
A young woman in Minnesota has been diagnosed with a rare sleeping disorder that can cause her to sleep for weeks at a time. Afflicted with Kleine-Levin syndrome, also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome, Delanie Weyer can suddenly feel tired and then sleep for two to five weeks.
"It's not about our size — it's how we look at ourselves and how we feel about ourselves."
Kendall Jenner revealed that she suffers from anxiety. Carrie Fisher would be proud. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million Americans ages 18 and older — a whopping 18 percent of the population.