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Depression Column

This column contains articles related to depression offering tips, resources, and support. For more mental health articles, visit our blog homepage.


It’s the Small Victories, Not a Magic Cure | Libero 1

It’s the Small Victories, Not a Magic Cure

I spent so many nights of my life sobbing in the corner of my room, desperately reaching out for any ...
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Finding Your Voice Amidst Depression | Libero 2

Finding Your Voice Amidst Depression

Have you ever watched someone in recovery fearlessly leading mental health movements, writing books, and lobbying for mental health support? ...
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Scars Exposed | Libero 1

Scars Exposed

As the weather heats up and the season of beaches and swimming pools approaches, fun plans are made, holidays are ...
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Finding Contentment | Libero 1

Finding Contentment

“I can’t wait.” I cannot count the number of times I have said this phrase. “I can’t wait to graduate ...
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We are Rebranding--Stay Tuned! | Libero 3

TIPs for Coping with Self-Harm Urges

For many of us who struggled with self-harm, our urges and behaviors are often accompanied by intense emotions seeming to ...
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Coping with Questions About Scars | Libero

Coping with Questions About Scars

“How was it?!” asks the zillionth person within the past month. I have just come back from a four-month stint ...
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Overcoming the Stigma Around Scars | Libero

Overcoming the Stigma Around Scars

We are well aware of the places our suffering can bring us. It can bring us to denying ourselves food, or to ...
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Fighting Self-Stigma | Libero

Fighting Self-Stigma

Depression is not a proper noun. As a social work and psychology student, I frequently encounter the concept of “person-first ...
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Forgiveness and Self-Harm | Libero

Forgiveness and Self-Harm

My left wrist is covered with scars; so are my right thigh and my left shoulder. Some of the scars ...
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Depressed Emotions and Relationships: How to Cope | Libero

Depressed Emotions and Relationships: How to Cope

Depression does not just change our inner emotional experience; depression also significantly alters the way we experience our lives. In ...
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Managing Anxiety During the Holidays | Libero 5

Flexibility During the Holidays

Maintaining mental health can often be a full-time job for those of us predisposed to depression. We need to stick ...
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Managing Anxiety During the Holidays | Libero 3

Deciding to Be a Part of the Holidays

When I think of the holidays, the first thing I think about is the time I spend with family and ...
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Here's What People Who Motivate My Recovery Do | Libero

Here’s What People Who Motivate My Recovery Do

I’m a sponge. I’m always listening to other perspectives and taking in what other people think or feel. That’s a ...
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Honesty and Shame | Libero

Honesty and Shame

“Mental illness de-stigmatization” has become a buzzword, and a lot of progress has been made in separating mental illness from ...
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Developing Healthy Time Management | Libero 1

Changing our Self-Talk Habits

As a writer, I experience the power of words every day. I have a responsibility to appreciate and contemplate the ...
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Accountability to my Body

It’s a weird place for me to be here at the Libero Network, especially when it comes to writing about ...
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Transitioning to Unstructured Days | Libero

Transitioning to Unstructured Days

As I write this, I am sitting in my campus library at two in the morning, for the third night ...
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Video: Transitioning Into Parenthood | Libero 1

Tips for Transitioning into Adulthood

Everything had lined up perfectly. I had found a home to stay in, all my clearances had arrived in time, ...
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Springing Forward with New Wisdom | Libero

Springing Forward with New Wisdom

The closer we come to recovery, the clearer it becomes that we are no longer the person we were before ...
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Romance and OCD | Libero

Romance and OCD

All relationships, especially when between two imperfect human beings, are hard work. However, in a world where dating happens behind ...
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