Professionals in the medical field are continuously pursuing the various causes of depression. Losing a loved one, struggling in a relationship and feeling stress from work and school are some of the leading triggers for depressive feelings and behavior. But is feeling down always a bad thing? Can a person benefit from feeling sad from […]
Throughout my life, I’ve had relatively little exposure to people who have struggled with depression. No one in my family was a victim of it—to my knowledge—and my friends seemed happy. However, in my senior year of high school, I found myself face-to-face with the issue. My best friend’s older brother was in the hospital […]
Sophie Gordon, a student writer for Facing Depression, discusses a February 2015 story in The New York Times, which revealed the results of a study that involved more than 150,000 college students across the country.
Nathan DeYoung, a student writer for Facing Depression, offers his thoughts about the project, which is the fifth iteration of The Facing Project in Muncie.
This past summer, actor Robin Williams committed suicide. He was a TV and movie icon, beloved by millions, and his death caused a lot of people an incredible amount of pain. Some couldn’t understand just how someone that talented, that funny, who played such lovable characters, could kill himself. Here’s one possible explanation: Depression. Williams, […]
Women with depression face the stigma of having a legitimate mood disorder passed off as their simply being “too emotional.” However, depression in women is a taboo subject that must be brought to light, and being aware is the first step. It might come as a surprise to hear that 1 in 8 women will […]
The call of nothing and silence scratched at the back of my mind, slowly turning it raw. My skin crawled with anxiety. Fear. I wanted to burst out of this body and not exist. The warmth of my bed was too enveloping. I had no desire to rise and continue my same, bland routine. I’ve […]
Depression. It’s a difficult topic to think about, let alone to discuss with someone you don’t know. Families and friends may not know how to help you. You don’t even know how to help yourself. According to Psych Central, when someone you know is facing depression, there are a few things you shouldn’t say. 1. […]
My name is Ellen Hacker and I am the intern for the Facing Project this semester. I will specifically be helping with the Facing Depression project that my classmates and I are taking on in our Inglehart Scholar class. This project is a difficult project to take on because depression isn’t discriminatory. It can affect […]
We’re currently recruiting individuals who are willing to anonymously share their own story of Facing Depression. Storytellers may be an individual who is currently facing depression or who has faced depression in the past, family members of those facing depression, and professional caregivers, therapists, and doctors who help those with depression. If you’re interested, here’s […]