Depression Content

Mental health stories are what bring us together.

At our core, we are our stories.

Our stories bring us together, they bind us through their shared meaning.

When we share our experiences with authenticity and vulnerablity, we make it safe for others to do the same.

That's at the heart of The Mental Health Update mission to share meaningful, accessible mental health information.

Mental health inspiration isn't just rah-rah, feel-good stories about how to "hack" your life and "crush" your anxiety, depression, or OCD.

Mental health inspiration happens when you read, watch, or hear something that resonates and makes you feel understood.

We are scared of mental health issues when we can't understand them.

Mental health stories make sense of mental health issues because they make them come alive.

It's a great question: How do I cope with anxiety?

While there are no easy answers, there are some clear approaches you can take.

It all starts with learning more about what anxiety is FOR YOU.

How you experience anxiety is not the same way that your friends or family experience anxiety.

Often going hand in hand with depression, anxiety can be a shapeshifter.

It can stem from the body, the mind, or your relationships.

What starts off as social anxiety can soon manifest in your thoughts and body.

The mission of The Mental Health Update is to put anxiety in simple, accessible terms.

If you can't understand anxiety, how can you do anything about it?

So explore all of the anxiety posts here in this section.

Mental health articles don't need to be technical and boring--they can be meaningful and help you make sense of your own life.

How to Ask For Help--or Help Someone--With Depression

As a man who lived with depression, I know how hard it is to ask for help. This is especially true for men because society wants us to be big and strong and not share our feelings. This is what I've learned. This is how to help.


"Why Am I So Depressed?" 3 Reasons You Must Consider

I went to grad school to become a social worker. Still, there's a medical way of looking at depression. And there's the everyday reality of what depression looks and feels like. Read this if you're asking, "Why am I so depressed?"


Are You Pretending to Be Happy? (The Avoidable Pain of Pretend Happy)

When I was suffering from depression years ago, I thought I had to pretend to be happy to get through it. I thought I had to let everyone know that I was OK, that nothing was wrong with me.But it ended up making everything much, m


An Uplifiting Meditation On Hope

Here's an uplifting, poetic meditation on hope. If you're struggling, this will help you see life in a new way.


Talking About Depression - Why People Don't Talk About Depression Online

When it comes to talking about mental health issues online, why don't more people talk about depression? A huge percentage of the population deals with it, so why is it not more common? This might be why.