7 Ways to Cope With Your Partner’s Depression

Depression is difficult enough for those experiencing symptoms, but what about the people around us? Something with such force that can bring us to our knees on a whim surely must be powerful enough to affect others, right? As with many disorders and diseases, depression unfortunately has the ability to impact those we love the most. Here are 7 ways to help them cope.

Metamorphosis

The month of February started off with a tragedy, which seems to have set off a chain reaction of bad luck for me. It was the worst month that I've had in years, decades even, and I found myself reeling all the way through March. However, when multiple doors slam shut, sometimes another one opens.

I’ve Begun Therapy Again – Third Time’s the Charm?

"Two years ago to the exact month, I felt my depression hitting hard and knew it was time to try it again. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of my personal brand of depression is a severe lack of motivation. Have you ever had one of those chores or errands you have to do that you simply keep pushing off for hours, days, or sometimes even weeks? Well, it took me.."

Surviving the Holidays with a Mental Illness Using Illustrations

"For some people, the holidays are pure torture. It's not cheerful, merry, or anything to celebrate. It can be a time for heightened anxiety, fear, depression, solitude, and dread. To help people understand, a graphic designer named Emma Rose created illustrations adapted from interviews of real people living with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and bipolar II."

A Message to Pulse Nightclub Victims & Families With Pink Floyd’s ‘Pulse’

"No one should ever have his or her life cut short by someone else's hand; but in a case like this when it's out of our control, all we can do is carry on the best we can and memorialize those we have lost. One of the things that has always helped me cope with adverse situations is..."