Depression

Depressed woman
Power of Prayer

Prayers for Comfort After a Death by Suicide

How to express our loss as well as lift up others who battle depression and hopelessness.

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Actress Glenn Close on the red carpet.
Coping With Illness

Do You Know Someone Living with Mental Illness?

In this 2010 Guideposts story, actress Glenn Close shares what it’s like having a loved one who has bi-polar disorder and explains why we need to destigmatize mental illness.

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Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression
Advice for Caregivers

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

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Ginger Zee, ABC News chief meteorologist and TV personality
Stories of Hope

How Ginger Zee Learned to Manage Her Depression

After years of struggling with life's storms, the popular ABC News chief meteorologist and TV personality finally found the courage to face up to her crippling depression

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Positive thoughts to fight depression
Positive Living

Can Positive Thinking Help Ease Depression?

There’s no magic wand to combat a depressive episode, but gently urging your thoughts in a positive direction is a helpful, mood-stabilizing practice.

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President Abraham Lincoln
Emotional and Mental Health

Abraham Lincoln: A Courage Born of Depression

Abraham Lincoln knew great loss and deep sorrow throughout his life, and it may be that his lifelong melancholia gave him the strength to handle the crises of his years as president.

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Addiction and Recovery

Addiction and Recovery: 8 Lessons from a Relapse

When an addict in recovery relapses, the return to sobriety offers important lessons.

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Healing

Rediscovering Faith and Fighting Depression

The path to battling an inner turmoil with grace and compassion

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Life Advice

How to Recover From Rejection

Rejection hurts but it doesn't have to break us or define us. Here are 5 ways to heal.

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Dr. Bennet Omalu
Stories of Faith

Dr. Bennet Omalu's Inspiring Life and Career

Dr. Bennet Omalu's inspiring life and impactful career have taken him from Nigeria, the country of his birth, to Seattle, New York, the halls of Congress and even the silver screen.

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