Megan Potts

4 Myths about Suicide - Debunked

1 out of every 100 deaths is due to suicide. Understanding the problem is the first step towards solving it, says Megan Potts.

People like you, talking about their experience with depression.

Living with Depression: Patient Stories and Support

Read stories from people who live with and manage depression and other mental health challenges. Each story gives a first-person account of living with depression, with tips for finding the right support and coping with depressive episodes. 

68 Depression Patient Stories - Page 2

Returning to Therapy: My Hardest Mental Health Journey Yet
4 mins
article
René Brooks

Returning to Therapy: My Hardest Mental Health Journey Yet

How to Help a Loved One When Depression Becomes a Crisis
3 mins
article
Jonathan Rottenberg

How to Help a Loved One When Depression Becomes a Crisis

Creating a Gratitude Practice
3 mins
article
Bryce Evans

Creating a Gratitude Practice

5 Self-Care Practices I Do Every Day to Manage My Migraines
3 mins
article
Jaime Sanders

5 Self-Care Practices I Do Every Day to Manage My Migraines

Coping with Depression: 7 Tips for Those Days When You Just Can’t Win
3 mins
article
René Brooks

Coping with Depression: 7 Tips for Those Days When You Just Can’t Win

Strange Ways I Feel Depression
4 mins
article
René Brooks

Strange Ways I Feel Depression

What to Say to Someone Who’s Struggling with Depression
3 mins
article
Bryce Evans

What to Say to Someone Who’s Struggling with Depression

Creating a Visual Language of Depression
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

Creating a Visual Language of Depression

Why Safe Spaces Are So Important for People of Color
4 mins
article
René Brooks

Why Safe Spaces Are So Important for People of Color

What I Wish You Knew About Depression
2 mins
article
Healthline Editorial Team

What I Wish You Knew About Depression

4 Things Everyone Can Do to Combat Mental Health Stigma
4 mins
article
René Brooks

4 Things Everyone Can Do to Combat Mental Health Stigma

5 Affirmations That Help Me Through the Bad Days with Depression
3 mins
article
René Brooks

5 Affirmations That Help Me Through the Bad Days with Depression

5 Ways to Better Understand Your Depression
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

5 Ways to Better Understand Your Depression

5 Things Depression Is NOT
3 mins
article
René Brooks

5 Things Depression Is NOT

The Power in Being a Mental Health Advocate
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

The Power in Being a Mental Health Advocate

How to Keep Your Dignity When You’re Depressed
3 mins
article
Jonathan Rottenberg

How to Keep Your Dignity When You’re Depressed

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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