What is Depression? Let this video paint a picture for you

What is depression? If you struggle with depression, this can be a tough question to answer. Sometimes it feels like there’s no way to articulate what you’re dealing with. Sometimes it feels like nobody will ever get it, or you’ll be judged if people find out you’re depressed, so you keep it to yourself.

The video below very poignantly addresses this: I had a black dog, his name was depression not only puts into words what depression can feel like, but also articulates the shame and perceived stigma of having a ‘black dog.’

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The Power of Empathy

When somebody in your life turns to you for support, the power of empathy cannot be overstated.

This short but sweet video illustrates this point by showing you what empathy is, how it’s different from sympathy, and why our attempts to “make things better” can backfire...

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5 Strategic ways to use the “World’s Most Annoying Alarm App”

Often called the “world’s most annoying alarm app,” Alarmy – formerly called Sleep if U can – is a phone app designed to really get you out of bed. Essentially, Alarmy is an alarm clock on your phone that shows you a picture of a specific location in your home (you take the initial pictures ahead of time), and it won’t turn off until you get up and take that exact same picture.

Annoying as that may be, it sure gets you out of bed!

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I think we all need a pep talk

For any of us out there who have had a tough week and could use a healthy dose of encouragement, we highly recommend checking out this video:

Actually scratch that, everybody should watch this video – tough week or not. This kid is the best. Trust us!...

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Tools to help manage ADHD symptoms: The little black book

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The simple act of writing something down can do wonders to help you manage ADHD symptoms such as forgetfulness and disorganization. Forget using your smartphone for everything, a little black book is an amazing tool to help you better remember and keep track of your to-dos. Sure, many of us have moved on to using technology to manage pretty...

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