Depression and pretending you are fine

When you live with depression, it takes supreme effort to put on the mask for the world that you are fine. Even though doing so is exhausting, you drag yourself out of bed and support others or simply trudge to the next chore on your list. Maybe you pretend to be fine...

Light and season depression

​People troubled by depression usually experience their dark moods in an on-again, off-again fashion. In that respect, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) differs only in that the oscillations follow a seasonal schedule, with depression usually starting in autumn and...

Gratitude journal

Gratitude journals are a popular and effective positive psychology intervention. The goal of a gratitude journal is to increase the focus on positive experiences, which improves well-being. Keeping a journal of the things you are grateful for, has been shown to have a...

Ways to Manage Your Mood

Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, interfere in the brain’s ability to regulate mood and emotion. Other mental and general health disorders   make moods hard to adjust.​When you experience moods you don’t want, whether they’re...