The culture cure: how prescription art is lifting people out of depression| Helen Russell

From singing in a group to being read to in a library, participation in the arts is having amazing results among a pilot group, says journalist Helen Russell In a whitewashed studio in northern Denmark, 11 unemployed strangers are embarking on a hearty rendition of Yellow Submarine. Jonas Thryse is not one of them. At least, not yet. The 36-year-old has agoraphobia, rarely leaves the house and cant think of anything worse than a group singalong. And yet by the second chorus he is putty in the choirmasters hands. I swore Id just stand at the back and listen, he says. But the mood was infectious. Out of work and in his second year of sick leave because of anxiety …

I Suffer From DPDR Disorder 24/7 And I Want People To Know How It Feels (New Pics)

My name is Lulu and I am a 26-year-old living in Switzerland. I create comics that describe how it’s like to live with DPDR. I’ve previously shared my experience on Focus Outside Keep it

Here Are The 30 Best Responses To #HowIFightDepression

While there are many people who struggle to understand it, being clinically depressed is much different than being upset or having any sort of emotional response to challenges faced in life. Depression can vary in severity and it can put a strain on every aspect of a person’s life. This disorder makes it harder for a person to perform important tasks at work or school, navigate personal relationships and enjoy activities they take interest in, furthermore, it is known to cause a great deal of suffering. Sadly, depression is far from rare. In fact, it’s of the most common mental disorders. According to the World Health Organization, as many as 300 million people of all ages suffer from this disorder, …

The controversial ketamine-like drug that Trump is pushing on veterans

The president has touted the drugs benefits and offered to help a senior VA official negotiate the purchase of the drug Personal interest from Donald Trump appears to have put a controversial anti-depressant on a fast track at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that shoved aside usual protocols, even though experts inside and outside the government have serious concerns the drug is effective and say it may be dangerous. Sources inside the Department of Veterans Affairs say staffers were essentially told by a senior official to drop everything in March and accelerate the drugs availability because the president had expressed enthusiasm for the drug, Spravato, as a possible treatment for depressed veterans. Questions have also been raised about a …

28 Before & After Bedroom Photos Of People Who Suffer From Depression

Unlike getting a cold, depression is not just a sickness you can kick, but people can find ways to make life a bit easier with medication and therapy. Getting a handle on depression can lead to various results and for many, it is cleaning up their “depression nest.” Bored Panda has curated the following list of before and after bedroom cleanup pictures from depression sufferers, that showcase some truly inspiring battles against this illness. #1 Me 1 – Depression 0! I suffer from severe depression and have a really hard time with cleaning and doing other kinds of household work. My room have been this messy for several months because I can’t push myself to take care of it. But …

Womans Last Text Exchange With Friend Before He Took His Own Life Is A Painful Reminder To Take Care Of Our Friends

quagmeijer_ The messages began with her friend asking her about her evening plans to which she responded she was preparing for a big presentation. Shawn then said something that made the girl worry: “I actually needed a friend. I’m kinda in a low place right now,” to which she then asked, “What do you need?” The pair arranged to meet up that evening but when she got to him it was too late. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in the U.S ages 15-24 years-old and males are four times more likely to take their own lives than females. While sadly the poster was unable to get to her friend in time she did the …