"I wish people knew, more than anything else, that there is hope."
You want to know what to say to your friend, but nothing seems quite right. I’m not a professional, but here’s a list of things I’ve learned, personally, from battling depression and suicide attempts.
Jenna Bush Hager talks to popular blogger Allie Brosh about how her "Hyperbole and a Half" comics are therapeutic for her and the thousands of fans who follow her who also suffer from depression.
To preserve a healthy sense of self, kids need to learn how to “talk back” to their negative thoughts with truth-based self-talk; they need to be taught how to confront irrational lies and discern the truth about themselves and others in every situation.
Benjamin Weinman explains the importance of introspection, the stigma of depression, the necessity to treat it with the same respect as a physical ailment, using heavy music as therapy, embracing self-expression, and how crucial it is to make a conscious effort to get better.