Latest Posts from Katharine Hartleb

How Spending Time Outside Improves My Depression

How Spending Time Outside Improves My Depression

When I’m feeling depressed, every instinct in my body tells me to stay in bed and not leave it. Even though I know this will just make my depression worse ...

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How Rescuing a Kitten Improved My Depression

How Rescuing a Kitten Improved My Depression

I have heard for many years that pets are a great positive coping skill for depression Honestly, I hadn’t adopted my own yet, because it seemed like a big commitment ....

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Don’t Let Your Mental Health Condition Affect Your Identity

Don’t Let Your Mental Health Condition Affect Your Identity

One unfortunate effect of living with a mental health condition is it’s easy to blur the lines between a symptom and your personality ....

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How I Deal With the Stigma Linked to Depression

How I Deal With the Stigma Linked to Depression

The stigma on mental illness is detrimental to the well-being of those who struggle with it. It causes people to wait to seek help, or worse, never get it ....

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What I Wish People Knew About Depression

What I Wish People Knew About Depression

Depression is misunderstood and stigmatized by many. Since you can’t see depression, it is hard for others to understand what it feels like ....

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My Biggest Surprises of Having Depression

My Biggest Surprises of Having Depression

My knowledge of depression before my diagnosis came from the media. I saw the antidepressant commercials and the occasional character in a movie ...

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