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You may know that sleeping too much or too little, lack of interest in social gatherings, persistent sadness, and negative thoughts are signs of a depressive disorder. But there are other, subtler signs that something’s up.

For when you know you're way too angry, but can't seem to turn it off.

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Rumination — aka thinking about something in endless circles — is exhausting *and* makes you more susceptible to depression and anxiety.

We don’t live in Hallmark movies; we live in the real world, where shitty families, breakups, divorces, miscarriages, death, unemployment, depression, anxiety, addiction, violence, and good ol'-fashioned bad times exist — yes, even at Christmas.

The pro basketball player and mental health advocate chatted with us about fighting stigma, seeking out creative outlets, and using his go-to meditation app.

Even though it’s common and highly treatable, the vast majority of anxiety sufferers go without treatment — often times because they don’t even know something’s wrong.

The saying, "Men have two emotions: Fine or mad," is a common misconception.

Because we can all use a little more positivity on our feeds. 💖

Our best expert-backed advice, resources, and stories from everyday people who have been there — to make your life easier, to give you the tools you need to cope, and to help you feel a little less alone.

The act of allowing yourself a space to focus on you and only you is one of the most compassionate things you can do for yourself. Here’s everything you need to know — from how to start therapy to how to get the most out of it.

Memoirs, fiction, YA — these books show what it's like when your brain seems to be working against you.

When my brother was hospitalized for suicidal depression, I tried desperately to help him remember being happy — even though that never worked for me.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and BuzzFeed is committed to supporting the cause by spreading awareness, creating communities, and providing help to anyone struggling.

Suicide is complicated and often misunderstood. Here’s what you should know about it.

First, it's more common than you think.

From fanfic to Facebook groups.

Simple ideas to calm the heck down.

A more or less definitive guide to taking care of yourself.

Showing up is at the core of creating and maintaining, strong meaningful bonds with friends, family, coworkers, and Internet pals. It’s what turns the people you know into your people.

Every little thing counts.

Suicide hotlines can provide free and confidential support 24/7. Here's what to expect when you make the call.

You never know when your help might be needed.

A way to keep it all together when things are falling apart.

Because money shouldn't get in the way of getting the help you need.

Because it's not just something ~other people~ do.

You don't have to tackle it all at once.

"You are worth your life."

Experts share their tips on finding the therapist who's right for you.

Remember, you're not alone and you deserve to be here.

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