My 3-Year-Old Can Tell I’m Depressed

Experts say that, instead of avoiding the topic, parents like me should shoot for ‘age-appropriate honesty.’

#children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Why Is Jesus Still Wounded After His Resurrection?

“The risen but scarred body of Christ is the ultimate signifier of divine empathy.”

#art, #christians-and-christianity, #crosses-and-crucifixes, #depression-mental, #empathy, #fujimura-makoto, #jesus-christ, #love-emotion, #religion-and-belief

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We Have All Hit a Wall

Confronting late-stage pandemic burnout, with everything from edibles to Exodus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boredom, #depression-mental, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Depression in Young Children

We tend to think of childhood as a time of innocence and joy, but as many as 2 to 3 percent of children from ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #tantrums-in-children

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Science Plays the Long Game. But People Have Mental Health Issues Now.

I’ve reported on behavior and mental health for 20 years. As I exit, I can’t help but wonder why researchers have placed so little emphasis on helping people in distress today.

#brain, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #insel-thomas-r, #lilienfeld-scott-o, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #science-and-technology

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I Don’t Want Another Family to Lose a Child the Way We Did

The thought of suicide is terrifying, but we have to make talking about it a part of everyday life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seatbelts, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Some Covid-19 Patients Say They’re Left With Ringing Ears

Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman’s suicide has lent urgency to the research.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #ears-and-hearing, #great-britain, #national-health-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taylor-kent-1955, #texas-roadhouse-inc, #tinnitus, #united-states

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Oregon Is Blazing a Psychedelic Trail

A very promising mental health experiment is taking shape in the West.

#addiction-psychology, #depression-mental, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mushrooms, #oregon, #referendums, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #sheri-eckert, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tom-eckert

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One Year Together, Apart

The pandemic redefined relationships and self-reliance.

#depression-mental, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How Meghan Markle Has Already Changed the Way We Talk About Suicide

Meghan’s decision to speak openly about her suicidal thoughts challenges a culture of secrecy that has stopped many people from seeking or offering help.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #winfrey-oprah

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Meghan Highlights Depression in Pregnancy, an Overlooked Danger

A wave of responses from women who have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts is shedding light on the stark differences between how pregnancy is perceived and lived.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #sexual-health-journal, #winfrey-oprah

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In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives

The fight to survive lies at the heart of Kyohei Sakaguchi’s world, whether he is writing self-help books, painting, creating a suicide help line, or designing recycled housing.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #kumamoto-japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sakaguchi-kyohei, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #writing-and-writers, #zero-yen-house

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Meghan’s Oprah Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

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Meghan Markle’s Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

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My 8-Year-Old Threatened Suicide. Here’s What We’re Learning.

When the scariest parenting moment happened, I didn’t know where to turn. After months of talking with experts, we’re on the path to healing.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Can Zapping Our Brains Really Cure Depression?

New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.

#brain, #depression-mental, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

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As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

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The Pandemic Brought Depression and Anxiety. Reaching Out Helped.

Connecting with others on social media has helped ease the fear and loneliness of pandemic living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts

Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pediatrics-journal, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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How to Recognize and Address Seasonal Depression

Despair in the winter months can point to a serious condition. Experts recommend light boxes, earlier wake-up times and therapy.

#biorhythms, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #sleep, #winter-season

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Helping a Teen Who Is Angry About House Rules on Covid

Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Go Ahead. Fantasize.

Imagining a better future, whether it includes gigantic house parties or just more hugs, helps humans cope with difficult times.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #optimism, #parties-social, #seligman-martin-e-p

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Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

Mental health professionals are going viral on the app, captivating an anxious generation.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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2020 Was One Big Stress Test

The pandemic gave us an unwelcome chance to find out what we missed, what we could do without — and how much risk we are willing to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #friendship

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China Long Avoided Talking About Mental Health. Then Covid Hit.

The government has deployed extensive resources to address the spike in depression and anxiety. But social stigmas and long-term challenges remain.

#anxiety-and-stress, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #insomnia, #politics-and-government, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Trying to Understand What Drives People to Suicide

Readers, including those who have attempted suicide or who have lost family members, offer their insights.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups

Using teletherapy, metrics and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #entrepreneurship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #small-business, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

#athletics-and-sports, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2016, #running, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Army Agrees to Review Thousands of Unfavorable Discharges for Veterans

If approved by a federal judge, the settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit could result in thousands of veterans gaining access to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ full array of benefits.

#carson-alicia, #depression-mental, #kennedy-steve, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Teens in Covid Isolation: ‘I Felt Like I Was Suffocating’

Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

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How to Survive Your Election Day Anxiety

Delete the apps. In fact, put your phone in a different room entirely. It’s going to be a long day, whether you’re a Biden or a Trump supporter.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #elections, #media, #mental-health-and-disorders, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media

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Nursing Homes, Racked by the Virus, Face a New Crisis: Isolation

Nursing homes set restrictions to lower risks, but Covid-19 has continued spreading in some homes, and residents are now grappling with consequences from isolation.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-health-care-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #kirkland-wash, #loneliness, #nursing-homes

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You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #elderly, #loneliness, #medicare, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Are There Any Mothers Out There Like Me?

I spent months agonizing over my lack of a partner or high-powered career. But it was my depression that almost upended my dream of motherhood.

#antidepressants, #artificial-insemination, #dating-and-relationships, #depression-mental, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons

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Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Childhood Asthma

Mothers who were psychologically distressed during pregnancy had a higher risk of asthma in their offspring.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asthma, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How to Get Your Friends to Stop Treating You Like a Therapist

Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #empathy, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders

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What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About Embracing Winter

In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather will mean you’ll be isolated indoors, try adopting a positive winter mind-set.

#arctic-regions, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #happiness, #norway, #psychology-and-psychologists, #scandinavia, #weather, #winter-season

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How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

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The First Semester of College Has Never Been Stranger

The pandemic has made it harder to meet people. Classes and clubs have moved online. Students often eat alone. But they’re making the most of it.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son

After I nearly lost him in the darkness of depression, we forged a new bond in glue and sawdust.

#canoes-and-canoeing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #tools

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For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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In Hard Times, a Barrage of Ads Promises Peace of Mind

Meditation apps, tinctures, stress-busting gummies — spending on commercials for all of them is rising amid the pandemic’s climbing death toll and economic strain.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #headspace-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #talkspace-groop-internet-platform-inc, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats

Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace.

#amazon-jungle, #antidepressants, #costa-rica, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #peru, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sacramento-calif, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #university-of-california-davis, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans

In my Black community, therapy was stigmatized as something for people who could not handle challenges.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #mental-health-and-disorders, #race-and-ethnicity

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Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

In a new C.D.C. survey, 18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a quarter of them said they had seriously considered suicide.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Is the Lockdown Making You Depressed, or Are You Just Bored?

We shouldn’t pathologize normal unpleasant emotions — which doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something about them.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines

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Anxiety and Depression Rises Among Young Adults, Blacks and Latinos in Pandemic

A new C.D.C. survey indicates that young people, as well as Blacks and Latinos of all ages, are showing signs of deteriorating mental health and some are resorting to substance abuse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monash-university, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

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