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Posts About Depression

Blog posts about depression and suicide for research project.

An open letter about my history with depression and anxiety

I wrote this letter while I was working over in Indonesia, I didn't really know what I was going to do with it but now that I have this site up and running I think it is the right time to share it with everyone.

Depression, Addiction, And How To Change The World

I'm an optimist. I believe in people and want nothing more than to make a genuine difference in the world. I do my best to look at setbacks and heartbreak as times to learn and grow, and I've been undoubtedly blessed with immense love and opportunity.

Depression and the Small Business Owner

It gets dark at 5:00 PM this time of year, which leaves even more time for a dark night of the soul. Bob Burg, a friend of the blog, posted an incredibly important TEDx video on Facebook – a talk by Frank King titled A Matter of Laugh or Death. Frank is a comedian, and this is a must-watch video

Clearing Clouds: Recovering from Depression [Free Ebook]

This past weekend, I lost a friend to suicide. Despondent over painful issues in his personal and family life, this man - a well-respected businessman who was loved and respected by hundreds...

Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life

For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he's spoken - and listened - to standing on the edge of life.

What Running A Business With Depression Really Looks Like

Posted: I'm a writer and business whisperer/coach/bringer-of-awesome, so I'm constantly telling people what to do, how to do it, when and for more money. But there's something I need to get off my chest before I tell one more person what to do, or how. I've been battling clinical depression since 2001.

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Defeat Depression
Depression is a dark and lonely place to be in no matter what someone does for a living. Entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges when depressed. That's because for many entrepreneurs, their personal health is reflected in their business health. When you're depressed, you're not productive. When you're not productive, your business suffers. When your business suffers, your depression deepens. And the cycle continues and can become more insidious with every iteration.
10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants

By: Sarah Landrum You've probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that's not quite true. In fact, antidepressants might be doing you more harm than good. Even if antidepressants do work, the fact remains that they're insanely expensive.

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

(Not an article on depression but clearly on topic anyway.) It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted.

Mindfulness May Match Meds For Preventing Depression Relapse

There's been an increasingly compelling pile of evidence that mindfulness training has effects on both brain and behavior-and its potential for treating depression is among its more promising uses. A new study from the University of Oxford finds that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is just as effective as antidepressants for preventing a relapse of depression, which affects 50-80% of people who experience a first bout of depression.

Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide

This happy-looking shot was taken in 1999, when I almost destroyed myself. In this post, I'm going to talk about suicide, and why I'm still on this planet. These are stories I've kept secret from my family, girlfriends, and closest friends for years.

Tim Ferriss On Suicide, Fear of Failure, And The Secret to Success

Tim Ferriss thought about killing himself... ...Now he's a best-selling author, wildly successful investor, and entrepreneur. On this new podcast, for the first time ever, Tim Ferriss talks about his troubled beginnings - and how he became the Tim Ferriss we know today. And you can listen to the whole thing for free.

Confessions of a depressed comic

Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that - to save his own life - he needed to say four simple words. This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxKids@Ambleside, an independent event. <~ best thing I have seen on #depression

Let's Talk About Depression with Chris Brogan

Today, I am super-psyched to announce a very special issue of Strong Inside Out. Today, we have Chris Brogan here to discuss depression with us. Chris is the CEO and President of Human Business Works, and he basically helps give tools to people to so that they can "work better, do the work they want, and be brave." (From 2013)

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation. Tim de Chant of writes: "Inflammation is our immune system's natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication.

There's a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world's most brilliant people

The smile on Austen Heinz's face was unguarded and brief. It was the involuntary, small upturn of the corners the mouth that escapes when something genuinely makes you happy. For Heinz, it was seeing the surfers at Del Mar. He raised his phone to snap a photo for a friend.

Is depression an infectious disease? | Turhan Canli | TEDxSBU

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Despite 60 years of research, major depression is as vexing as ever. Clinical care is a matter of trial-and-error and research still has not identified the causal mechanisms in the brain.

Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression.

A matter of laugh or death | Frank King | TEDxRenfrewCollingwood

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Every year in North America 8,000,000 people contemplate this, 1,000,000 people attempt it, and 39,000 succeed. Succeed at what? Suicide. 39,000...that's twice the rate of homicide...and practically nobody is talking about it...until now...

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and here's my story.

Men call women crazy. Or at least that's what you'll learn by looking at enough Tinder profiles. Or maybe, as my girlfriends say, men make women crazy. Some will also tell you to just choose to be happy. I've been happy. And I've also known depression.

Thoughts on Depression -

Twice in a handful of days people came up to me at an event and told me that they were grateful for the posts I'd shared about my own experiences with mild clinical depression. I'm sharing these links to those posts, in case you find yourself in that situation, or if you are trying to ...

Photographer Documents His Own Depression In Dark Self-Portraits

Different people have different ways of coping with depression, and for Edward Honaker, that coping mechanism is his self-portrait photography. His photos turn his depression into something that can be seen and, hopefully, better understood. The 21-year-old photographer was diagnosed with depression two years ago.

Healing From Depression With the Use of Mindfulness Behavior

Many people have become familiar with my story, and if you are someone who is not -- I come from a past tainted by depression, anxiety and self-injury. The most common questions I have been asked are "how did I journey into hope and healing?" and "how did I break the cycle of self-harm?' The answers to these particular questions are not concrete- they are complex, messy, multidimensional and they took years for me to acquire. My answers do not offer a quick fix -- my journey has taken me through storms and through the wilderness. I've felt grief and I've become proficient in the language of pain. My spine has been broken by my burdens and my bones weak -- I have never once felt so fragile, yet so awakened, all in the same moment.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success.

By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of Rescue One Financial, an Irvine, California-based financial services company that had sales of nearly $32 million last year. Smith's company has grown some 1,400 percent in the last three years, landing it at No. 310 on this year's Inc. 500. So you might never guess that just five years ago, Smith was on the brink of financial ruin--and mental collapse.