Finding Your Center: 5 Hobbies That Can Help You Overcome Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Approximately half of all individuals diagnosed with anxiety will also be diagnosed with depression, and vice versa. If you have been diagnosed with depression or an anxiety disorder, involving yourself in a hobby can be an effective supplement to the treatment plan created […]

Are Your Parents Sad? How To Recognize Depression In Older Adults and the Elderly

With the help of family caregivers and friends, depression in older adults can be cured by recognizing the environmental causes and depression symptoms. Depression in older adults tends to affect their health and quality of life, according to the Geriatric Education Center of Michigan. Physical ailments like sleep disturbance, lack of energy and digestive disorders […]

How to Beat Depression After a Breakup

You used to go out or even lived together and made your plans for the future. So, now it’s even harder to admit this person is not in your life any longer. Yes,  life still goes on, but after a long relationship a breakup depression is inevitable. Recovery takes time, you just have to submit […]

How to Beat Winter Blues With Exercise

Whenever it snows my skier friends get all excited. But some people, like me, just get the winter weather blues. We all know exercise helps beat depression, but having to dig your car out in a blizzard is sure a handy excuse to ignore the gym, and curl up on the couch instead. Sometimes winter […]

How to Cope When Your Spouse is Depressed

Living with a depressed spouse can be extremely stressful for the partner and other family members. Communication is impacted, the couple’s social life suffers, and feelings of satisfaction with the marriage decrease. Here are fifteen ways to cope and keep your sanity and bearings when your spouse is depressed: 1.  Know what you’re dealing with. […]

How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Depressed

It is very hard for those who have never suffered a depressive episode to truly understand how debilitating this state of mind can make the sufferer feel. From the outset it can seem as though the sufferers life is so perfect. You may even think ‘how can this person possibly be depressed with how successful, […]

Beat Depression by Writing Your Own Story

Does your depression have a story? When we’re depressed, it can feel like we are stuck in mud. We may think we feel nothing. Yet, unable to move, all the anger, sadness, and frustration that lay beneath our depression are still there with us, with nowhere to go… unless we write them down. You don’t […]

How To Feel Better In Fifteen Minutes

Life can sometimes get on top of you and make you feel as if you have no hope and as a result you can start to feel depressed and powerless. But you may be feeling depressed but you are not powerless. If you want to begin to feel better then first you need to just […]

Maintaining Peace in a Chaotic World

Have you noticed that the world seems to be more chaotic than ever? Just turn on the TV or open a web browser and see how quickly you’re bombarded with negativity. Violence, hunger, poverty, terrorism. These are just some of the global issues we’re compelled to ponder on a daily—sometimes hourly—basis. How is it possible […]

How Can Natural Remedies Help Overcome Depression

There are several natural health remedies available that can help you overcome depression. The common signs of depression include a change in your sleeping pattern, loss of concentration, and extreme emotions. Although depression can make you feel hopeless, there are several natural remedies that can restore your health and happiness. One natural depression remedy is […]