It's easy — and understandable — to roll your eyes when someone offers a "miracle cure" for your anxiety.

(Yes, I have tried yoga! Thanks for asking!)

But it's also important to acknowledge this truth: There are day-to-day changes you can make that might help you manage your anxiety.

Keep Reading Show less
Family

There are a lot of misconceptions about taking medication to manage depression.

Some assume antidepressants are simply "happy pills" while others think all antidepressants make you devoid of feeling. For those who find antidepressants helpful, medication can be a good weapon against depression. No one should be ashamed of using a tool that works for them.

But not everyone understands this — and it can be hard to explain why medication is an important part of your mental health treatment.

Keep Reading Show less
Family

This story was originally published on The Mighty.

Most people imagine depression equals “really sad,” and unless you’ve experienced depression yourself, you might not know it goes so much deeper than that. Depression expresses itself in many different ways, some more obvious than others. While some people have a hard time getting out of bed, others might get to work just fine — it’s different for everyone.

Keep Reading Show less
Family