When you are in emotional pain, do your best to resist defining yourself primarily by that pain which you carry within. You are a person of great worth. Try to see this.
A gene related to ion channels common to many families with mental illness leads us to new discoveries and treatments based on actual brain pathology.
Research reveals some surprising news about the role of serotonin in depression—and suggests millions of Americans taking drugs for depression would do just as well on placebo.
Our need to feel special is may be feeding a loneliness crisis. Here's what we can do!
How do we find our place in the world? By standing up and telling the stories in which we play the starring role.
Dying can be unexpectedly positive.
Is happiness just about the good times? Do painful experiences only make us unhappy? There are many good reasons why our painful experiences are in fact necessary for happiness.
Loneliness: the very depths of darkness and isolation. Given all of the pain, wouldn't you like to know the whys of it all? Well, University of Chicago researchers have worked hard to help us understand. Very interesting and powerful information, so tap on in...
What are the personality characteristics of people who like spending time alone? What about people who are unafraid to be single? Four studies offer an affirming profile.
Why does anxiety often lead to depression, and even create further anxiety? This article provides an answer, and discusses a key factor in overcoming the comorbidity.
How to deal with feelings toward a teacher.
Clinically it has to be labelled mental illness, this depression. Is it an illness, however, this need to converse authentically?
For most babies, early experiences are undermining their short- and long-term mental (and physical) health.
Some recent research on poor cognitive control and depression has overlooked four issues. This post suggests that it is cognitive understanding of reality that regulates emotions.
5 Ways to Support Your Healing Process
Are you sick and tired of feeling stressed? Research explains the link between unhealthy mental habits and anxiety. Learn what to do instead.
How does parental personality dysfuction affect the future mental health of offspring? New research sheds light on an age-old question.
Research reveals that parent mental illness can greatly impact children.
Do your words hurt or help someone with manic depression?
Major life transitions can be exciting and wonderful. And, of course, they can be dark and heartbreaking. Either way, the potential for troubling stress is always there, especially for those of us dealing with a mood or anxiety disorder. But never fear, Chipur reader, our guest-writer Jennifer has some really helpful tips. Tap on in and take a look...