Are you ready for 2019? – Resolutions for a good year
For many, New Year’s Eve comes with mixed feelings. How is it for you? Have you thought through your resolutions yet?
While you may be silently wondering whether you are currently struggling with depression, you’d be surprised to know how many others are invisibly sharing that same boat with you. While some don’t dare to ask for help, depression affects so many of us – but we don’t talk about it.
In the morning one can hardly get out of bed, at night one can hardly sleep. Everything feels so terribly strenuous, nothing feels enticing. Emptiness, exhaustion, feelings of worthlessness. All these things are signs of depression.
Does Christmas feel sad to you this year? This season can be tough for a lot of people. While some enjoy and look forward to spending Christmas with their close family and loved ones, others aren’t in the most festive of moods. If you feel joyless and empty around the holiday season, you aren’t alone.
Labor Day is here again, folks! A long weekend of hard-earned relaxation seems like the perfect ending to summer – But are we able to relax after all the hard work? More and more people find it increasingly difficult to just switch off for a while and kick back. When should this be of concern?
Next to depression, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illness in western countries. About one in five Americans have suffered only this past year from an anxiety disorder that requires treatment. The good news? Anxiety disorders are well researched and understood by now. There are treatment options available and they are promising.
What are the signs of depression? “I am so depressed” is something we say sometimes without giving it much thought. However, depression is a serious and clearly defined mental illness that requires professional help. Here you’ll find out what the signs of depression are and what to do next.
„I am so stressed “– A sentence we hear almost daily from colleagues, friends and family. Today, stress is often seen as a very negative influence: It can even contribute to the onset of mental illness. But, how exactly are stress and depression connected?
Many women who have just become a mother feel anything but happy. However, this is not unusual! After giving birth there is so much to process – no wonder that it sometimes doesn’t work out as smoothly as planned. But what’s the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression?
Hunger, thirst, a lack of sleep – We all know what it feels like when our physical needs aren’t met. If we deprive our body of its needs, it can have damaging long-term effects – That’s not exactly how it works for the lesser known psychological needs, but there are more similarities than you think.
On big stages, depression is rarely a topic. Too often, depression is still associated with weakness. But in reality, it takes immense mental strength to talk about one’s own psychological problems in front of an audience. These three brave and inspiring people have done just that in their TED talks about depression.
In October 2016 the rapper Kid Cudi shared an emotional post on his official Facebook page. Cudi announced that he had gone into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. His message clearly struck a chord – a year later it had almost 600.000 likes, 55.000 comments and it was shared 137.000 times.
There are different kinds of listeners. Some people listen only until they get an answer. Others only listen to their own needs and thoughts. And there are those who truly listen. Attentively and eager to really understand what someone is trying to say.
‘Tis the season to be – melancholy? Some of us feel down, have less energy and motivation during wintery months. Is that ‘seasonal depression’? Is that ‘winter blues’? There are good reasons not to say ‘winter depression’, even when you’ve been feeling down for a while. Here’s why.
We’re complicated beings – and so are our accompanying moods, which change regularly and sometimes even suddenly. Once we take a moment to examine these moods we’ll realize how changeable – how “moody” we really are. Here are 5 reasons why a mood diary is a great way to observe these differences and map them out.
Is it hard for you to tell if you are just sad or, in truth, have depression? Sometimes we confuse the two, even though there are substantial differences. Here, you’ll find out what underlies both concepts and how to easily separate them.