Depression Is Like A Cold (And It’s Treatable!)

Did you know that depression is like a cold? And, like a cold, depression is treatable. In fact, of all the mental illnesses, depression is the most treatable. In this interview, Taryn Aiken Hiatt, a Utah Board Member of AFSP, compares depression to a cold and offers simple techniques for treating it. Learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide…


Life Is About the Yellow Brick Road

In this video, speaker and author, Ganel-Lyn Condie, compares life to the Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City of OZ. Life is more about the journey (or the Yellow Brick Road) than our destinations (or OZ). Read more from author, Ganel-Lyn Condie. Transcript of Life Is About the Yellow Brick Road: I love the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Honestly,…


What Causes Depression? Is Depression Genetic?

According to Dr. Stephen Illardi, nearly one in four Americans—over 70 million people—will struggle with major depression in their lifetime—and those numbers are on the rise. But why? What Causes Depression? In the video below, Carrie Wrigley, LCSW, a licensed therapist, shares profound insight on possible causes of depression. Transcript of What Causes Depression? We often think of depression and…


Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me?

Some time ago, I did keyword research for a project on suicide prevention. One of the things that shocked me the most was how often people search for terms relating to suicide. Phrases like: “Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me?” or “I Feel Suicidal,” and even “How to Commit Suicide,” receive between one thousand and ten thousand monthly searches. One thousand…


Starstuff Pondering Stars

Even in the midst of terrible disasters, we can point to the smoke and wreckage and see hope—and in so doing “touch the face of God.”