We all feel down and "blah" at times. But how do you know if it's a natural human ailment that you can get through on your own, or a serious disease that may need clinical attention?

Quick Guide to Depression

This TedEd video helps to explain what depression really looks like, and what can help.

Why depression isn't something someone can just "get over".

Fatigue is a common symptom of depression. And sometimes, being completely exhausted all the time can feel like depression. Here are some ways to combat it.

So what do you really do in therapy anyway?

Psychotherapy". Sound intimidating?

If you are new to the idea of therapy, it can seem like a mystified concept. There are lots of misconceptions and false ideas about what therapy actually entails. And the truth is, therapy is different for everyone. It is highly influenced by your goals, the unique style and approach of the therapist, and the special relationship built between client and clinician.

The following links and articles shed some light on what therapy actually is:

How do you know a therapist will "get" you?

Therapy is hard work and can be uncomfortable at times, so how is it a healthy and beneficial form of self-care?

What really makes a good therapist? Here are 5 important qualities for an effective clinician (ie. you are considered a partner in exploring and healing, not just a patient).