Sarah Silverman isn’t ashamed to discuss depression. Here’s why.

I recently had the chance to interview Sarah Silverman to chat about her latest film. The movie is called ‘I Smile Back,’ and it’s a dark, powerful, honest story about a woman struggling with addiction and depression. Silverman for those who may not be familiar is an Emmy-winning,

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The idea that more people commit suicide around the holidays is a myth.

‘Tonight, I was ready to take my life.’ Thus began a letter from one fan who wrote to video blogger Chris Thompson. That letter continued to tell his story, which really captures the desperation he has felt at times to a point of attempting suicide. He’s 22, gay, living in Sacramento, had

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Teens live in a social media world that most grown-ups know almost nothing about.

The social life of a teen is as virtual as it is physical. ‘When you go digital, you’re basically amplifying yourself way out. And so the question is how much can you handle.’ Dr. Gregory Dillon On the one hand, by interacting with a larger audience, you might get more approval than you’re used

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Sadness and depression can be easily confused. These 10 tweets show there’s a difference.

We all get sad once in a while. When that happens, some of us take to social media to let the world in on our sorrows. While some may take that like a virtual invitation to a one-person pity party, others may interpret it as someone who genuinely needs to vent about feeling down and out. The

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Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? Here’s what it’s about.

Have you seen anyone with a tattoo like this? If not, you may not be looking close enough. They’re popping up… …everywhere. Photos by The Semicolon Tattoo Project. That’s right: the semicolon. It’s a tattoo that has gained popularity in recent years, but unlike other random or mystifying

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Read a Penn State football player’s powerful open letter about his binge-eating.

Penn State kicker Joey Julius is a bad dude. He’s a rare breed of kicker who can nail 40-yard field goals and deliver crushing blows like a linebacker. Yes, that’s the kicker making the tackle. GIF via Big 10 Network. But at 5′ 10″ and around 270 pounds, Julius is sometimes, unfortunately,

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