• What is postpartum depression?
    In 2006, Marlena gave birth to her third son, Eli. It had been a smooth, happy pregnancy, with no complications during labor and delivery. The tears flowed freely in the Read more
  • My depressed partner is pushing me away
    Rosa, 35, has been in a relationship with Nick, 42, for five years. Nick was diagnosed with depression three years ago. “Nick had always been that melancholy, quiet guy,” says Rosa, Read more
  • I got off social media -- and my mental health improved
    As told to HOPE by Eve, a 28-year-old writer.. Names have been changed for privacy.   I didn’t download Instagram until about two years ago, and when I first got it, it Read more
  • Why am I always so sad?
     “I’ve lived with some form of depression or other since I was 19, or at least that’s as far back as I can recall,” says Anna, a 40-year-old fashion merchandiser. Read more
  • What's the connection between fatigue and depression?
    What is the connection between exhaustion and depression? Absolute exhaustion – clinically referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome – has been linked to depression, and no wonder. The two conditions, which Read more
  • What is reactive depression?
    Reactive depression describes symptoms of depression that occur in response to an external problem or stressor. Also called situational depression, the symptoms of this condition can mimic those of major Read more
  • How to reduce anxiety around money
    Most people, at one time or another, have been nervous about money – whether it’s how to make more of it, how to save it, how to properly spend it, Read more
  • Journal prompts for anxiety
    Many people have anxiety; one doesn’t have to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder to feel moments of stress or anxiety now and again. Anxiety typically occurs where we’re worried Read more
  • Social isolation has made me depressed: Nick's story
    The following story was told to HOPE Therapy and Wellness. Names have been changed for privacy.   In late 2019, I moved from California to a small town in the Midwest. At Read more
  • How do I deal with continued pandemic-induced social anxiety?
    As Omicron continues to sweep the country, it would be no wonder if you felt that persistent, scary internal freak-out. You’re not alone. It seems as though a lot of us are Read more
  • Men and Depression
    Michael, 49, found himself at 40 divorced for the second time and battling his now-ex-wife for custody of their three daughters. At the same time, he’d been laid off from Read more
  • Can COVID-19 be responsible for my depression?
    Long-term effects of COVID-19 on the brain are still being studied, but recent data shows that at least a third of infected patients have also developed neurological symptoms. Harvard Health Read more
  • Can my depression come back?
    Nearing the end of 2021, Jenelle was hopeful. She had found a new job at the beginning of the year, despite so many businesses shutting their doors in her small city. Read more
  • How can I get motivated when I'm so depressed?
    Depression is a very common mental disorder, affecting millions of Americans every year. And if you have depression, that might bring you comfort, knowing that many people all over this Read more
  • What's it like having anxiety?
    The following is Anne’s story; she shares with HOPE what living with anxiety is like. Names have been changed for privacy.  I’ve had anxiety for so long – I’m 32 – Read more
  • Help. I am emotionally overwhelmed.
    One doesn’t have to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression to feel emotional overwhelm, which by itself can be so very consuming. Many of us will feel emotional overwhelm at Read more
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