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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with depression can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before experiencing depression. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel?...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Finding Motivation to Stay Active and Depression

Finding Motivation to Stay Active and Depression

Finding Motivation to Stay Active and DepressionStaying motivated to take care of yourself can be challenging when you’re struggling with depression. Nutrition, exercise, and other acts of self-care can easily fall by the wayside. Members of...
Posted 06/20/2019
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Weight Gain and Depression

Weight Gain and Depression

Weight Gain and DepressionWeight gain and changes to appetite can be a symptom of depression as well as a side effect of some antidepressants. Members on MyDepressionTeam have a wide range of experiences with gaining weight. Weight gain as a...
Posted 06/13/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing depression, saying...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Are You Afraid To Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Michael Phelps' Depression Reveal Does for the Rest of Us

What Michael Phelps' Depression Reveal Does for the Rest of Us

When Olympic swimming champion and world-record holder Michael Phelps revealed he lives with depression, he said, "If I can get one message out there, it's that it's OK not to be OK." His announcement caused a wave of empathy and validation to...
Posted 04/19/2019
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Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more...
Posted 03/18/2019
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