Archive for month: December, 2020

Here’s why you get gloomy in the winter — and what you can do about it

If the darkening evenings and turning leaves induce a mild sense of dread in you every year, you’re not alone. With the arrival of winter, many of us experience Seasonal Affective Disorder — which bears the appropriate acronym of SAD [...]

What can you do when you’re flattened by depression? Plan for it

By adopting a take-charge approach towards living with depression, you can start to feel more in control and less powerless, says health activist Jessica Gimeno. She shares three helpful strategies. “Depression takes practice,” says Chicago-based health activist and writer Jessica Gimeno in a [...]

8 TED-Ed Lessons about mental health

Depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, narcissism, PTSD, chronic stress, schizophrenia— these medical conditions impact millions of people around the world, yet are often misunderstood. How much do you know about the symptoms and treatments? In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, watch [...]

5 ways you can help a friend suffering from depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. In the United States, close to 10 percent of adults struggle with depression. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high [...]

TED-ED Clubs asks: How do you talk about depression?

I grew up in love with stories. There were days when I’d refuse to go outside or come to dinner because I had my nose in a book, or was trying to write one. My earliest dreams and aspirations came from [...]