Avoiding Antidepressants That Might Make You Feel Worse

There is an important distinction between feeling sad and experiencing depression.

Katherine Stone

Katherine Stone is a nationally-recognized, award-winning advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  After suffering a devastating bout of postpartum OCD/anxiety in 2001, she was inspired to take action to help other new mothers.  In 2004, Katherine Stone created the blog Postpartum Progress, now the most widely-read blog in the United States on postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.  It features daily news and commentary, lists of support groups, links to treatment programs, and stories from...

Depression’s Secret Plan For Your Identity

We've all come to know the experience of the blues, being down, heartbreak, disappointment, sadness, or what some might even call depression.

Black and Depressed: Two African-American Women Break the Silence

The stigma and prejudice toward mental health issues in Black communities is especially thick

Deborah Roth, MA, PCC

Deborah Roth is a Spiritual Whole Life Coach who works primarily with overwhelmed, under-nurtured women (and a few good men), guiding them through life and career transitions so that they can make big changes in their lives and a lasting difference in the world. She offers powerful, structured programs for groups and individuals, and speaks, teaches, and writes on the subjects of women’s empowerment, radical self-care, conscious relationships, and managing life’s big changes. In addition, as a licensed Inter-faith Minister, she creates unique, powerful wedding...

Our Emotional Lives

As we consider our emotional lives, it is a real challenge to try to understand what we mean when we talk about emotions.

Rona Subotnik, LMFT, MA

Rona Subotnik received her M.A. in Counseling from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1983. Since then, she has become a premiere counselor for the last 25 years focusing on coping with infidelity. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a clinical member of both the California and American Associations of Marriage and Family Therapists. Outside of her practice, Subotnik has made many radio appearances across the United States, Canada and Radio Free Europe. She is a monthly columnist for www.here2Listen.com, the former e-magazine...

Bette Alkazian, CPC, LMFT

Bette Levy Alkazian is family therapist, parent coach, author and speaker based in Southern California. She has written two books on parenting: Potty Learning: The Do’s, Don’ts and the Oops of Poops. (You’ve got to love that title!) and Parenting Backwards: Raising our kids to become fabulous adults by looking forward and working backwards. She also runs the website www.BalancedParenting.com.

Suffering: The Irritant That Produces the Pearl

Suffering is the rubble on which success is built.

Podcast: Season 4 Premiere: 2 Truths and a Lie

In this riveting episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, join Gabe and Michelle as they embark on a gripping game of "Two Truths and a Lie." Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions as they open up about personal stories from their past, navigating the maze of their mental health struggles. Tune in for an immersive journey that unveils the misconceptions and hurdles they encountered, and stay hooked until the grand finale where they unravel which stories are true and which...

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