5 people with depression share how Truehope changed their lives

Having been in business for over 20 years, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people find happiness, hope, and healing, including those who have depression.

Here are just 5 stories from participants with depression. Read how EMPowerplus changed their lives, and see if any of it sounds familiar to you.

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Have you experienced depression? Take this survey

The Alberta Depression Research Priority Setting project invites you to take part in a survey.

1 in 10 Canadians suffer from depression in their lifetime. Health research is often done without the response of patients and families who live with depression, people who care for those with depression, or health care professionals and clinicians who treat depression.

Interested researchers will also be asked to take part in the survey so results can be compared.

The research team believes that the voices of those with depression experience can make a difference in depression research;

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4 ways to cheer up when you’re depressed

It’s normal for each of us to feel blue or sad. When our best friend moves away, or we lose a job, or we receive a poor mark on a test, we all feel disappointment or hurt. We may be despondent, and it may even get us down for a few days.

Depression, on the other hand, lasts much longer. Plus, it’s so pervasive, that it can interfere with your daily life routines, and it can even adversely affect your relationships with family,

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10 symptoms of depression

It’s normal for each of us to feel blue or sad, even for several days. If these persist for weeks or months, you could have depression. Not only does depression last for longer periods, it also can interfere with daily life routines and can adversely affect relationships in various ways.

Here are 10 common symptoms of depression that set depression apart from the normal low points of life.

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Why sunlight and exercise help with depression

Looking for a natural way to reduce symptoms of your depression? Have you tried sunlight and exercise?

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The best diet for depression

Over the last few years, researchers have become more open to the idea that diet and mental health are inextricably linked. Several studies have demonstrated that connection.

As the research connecting nutrition with improved mental health, the desire for managing mental health through diet has increased. It’s not uncommon to see in chat boards, on social media, and in blog comments people asking for advice on the right foods to eat to manage their mental health.

There is no diet specifically designed for depression,

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Chinese food helps when you’re depressed

Time and again, we’ve highlighted research showing a link between nutrition and mental health.

In 2011, researchers in China published a study in Public Health Nutrition about the effect specific diets have on mental health. This group of 8 researchers—along with public and school nurses, as well as interviewers—studied the eating habits of over 5,000 Chinese youth ranging in age from 13–21. They also measured their levels of depression and anxiety.

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Why quitting smoking is smart when you have depression

People have suspected for years that there was a connection between cigarette smoking and depression. However, New Zealand researchers recently discovered that they have found a causal relationship; in other words, that smoking causes depression.

Using data from 1,000 men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, researchers discovered that smokers were twice as a likely to have depression than nonsmokers. Also, using computer modelling based on that data, they discovered that nicotine addiction leads to increased depression risk.

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Does exercise help depression?

Looking for a natural way to reduce symptoms of your depression? Have you tried exercise?

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine published in The Primary Care Companion – Journal of Clinical Psychiatry an analysis of a vast amount of research exploring the connection between exercise and mental health over the last century.

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How sunlight can help you fight depression

Did you know that light and darkness affect our hormonal levels?

Sunlight, for example, can help us produce serotonin, a hormone that boosts our mood, calms our mind, and helps us to focus. Darkness, on the other hand, helps us produce melatonin, which is the hormone that makes us sleepy and is critical to our getting a good night’s sleep.

Not only does sunlight help you increase serotonin, but the reverse is also true. The Mayo Clinic, an American nonprofit medical practice and medical research group,

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