So Your Friend Told You They’re Depressed–Now What?

When a friend or loved one confides in you about their mental health, it can be difficult to respond appropriately. It's not uncommon to freeze--maybe hem and haw or awkwardly pat a shoulder before changing the subject to the Lions. If you take a moment and think about it, though, what an amazing opportunity you now have to deepen a relationship and affirm your love for a struggling soul! 

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How To Thrive And Live Your Best Life

I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Why we do what we do. Why we struggle or why we thrive. What urges our pursuits, and navigates our ambition? Everything (and I am beginning to believe everything) boils down to two driving or lacking factors in each of us: an individual's sense of purpose and belonging. Isn't it true we all want to know why we exist, and for whom we exist? 

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, And How To Live In The Age Of Suicide

This week, designer Kate Spade hung herself. Three days after, celebrity-chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room. Suicide. Avicii, Verne Troyer, and Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison were some of 2018's other victims of mental illness. As those who live the lives we've always wanted continue to take their lives away, the rest…

What Has Helped You With Depression And Anxiety?

I took to my Facebook page to ask friends and followers a simple question: What products have helped you with depression and anxiety? The response I got was so extensive that, despite my original intent for the question, I opted to share their answers on Dadding Depressed. There are A LOT of great ideas in…

Is Your Husband Depressed? Look For These Signs

Because guys tend to call depression by the names anger, irritability, stress, nights alone, promiscuous sex, pornography, masturbation, one-more-drink, most mislabel the deeper issue and, in turn, fashion themselves into ticking timebombs. Words like depression, anxiety, suicide simply aren't in the vocabulary of a macho-man, and internalization is all we know.