9 beautiful semicolon tattoos our readers shared to destigmatize mental health challenges

If you’ve been online this week, you’ve probably seen something about the semicolon tattoo. But in case you haven’t, here’s the short version: It’s a tattoo that represents mental health struggles and the importance of suicide prevention. I wrote an article about it earlier this week. When we posted it on Facebook, our readers shared inspiring messages, stories, and words of encouragement for one another, and many also posted pictures…

August 20, 2017

Her mother doesn’t get why she’s depressed. So she explains the best way she knows how.

Sabrina Benaim’s Explaining My Depression to My Mother” is pretty powerful on its own: But, in it, her mother exhibits some of the most common misconceptions about depression, and I’d like to point out three of them here. Misconception #1: Depression is triggered by a single event or series of traumatic events. Most people think depression is triggered by a traumatic event: a loved one dying, a job loss, a…

August 18, 2017