"...the beauty of the model is that they can do well by doing good." -Cory
Read More Testimonials»

On the Health Blog

Work Your Body, Work Your Mind

It took me a long time to admit that I wasn’t successfully coping with my depression and anxiety on my own. It took even longer to come up with a plan to fight back against my own...

Read More About Work Your Body, Work Your Mind»

Our Dealing With Depression Experts

Fawn Fitter

Fawn Fitter

Author of Working in the Dark: Keeping Your Job While Dealing...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Andrew Jones

Dr. Andrew Jones

Medical director of the Women’s Health Institute of Texas...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Jesse H. Wright

Dr. Jesse H. Wright

Authority on treating depression, professor of psychiatry...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our Health Experts»

Got A Tip?


Depression: The Bravest Battle


You’ve taken the first courageous step in dealing with your depression. Depression is a very real medical condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, including intense sadness, insomnia, poor appetite and a lack of interest in the things that once gave you pleasure. But you are not stuck here: this is a treatable and common condition and you don’t have to be saddled with the stigma of “depression” for the rest of your life.

One of the most important things you need to know is that you’re not alone; so don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed. In fact, approximately 20 million American adults suffer with some form of depression every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

And we’re here to help. During the next 30 days, you can expect to find the support and help you need, learn about different types of depression help and treatment, improve your self-esteem and start feeling better.

On your first day, you should make an appointment with your primary care provider for a physical examination and depression screening. Other medical conditions, such as thyroid disorder, fibromyalgia and even certain drug interactions, can often mimic the symptoms of depression. Already diagnosed? Take today to imagine how great you’re going to feel once you find the right treatment plan for your body chemistry. Focus on feeling better and beginning your journey to recovery.

Posted: 3/25/17
«Previous Tip

I have been married for 4 years to a man that derives pleasure from bullying a lady for silly reasons. He was a loving husband at the early stage of our marriage. I was restricted from so many thing as his wife, I must serve his dinner at a particular time every day or I get beaten like a drum, I don’t talk whenever he is talking, he banned me from going to any party or visiting my friends or family. I told my Mother if she can help me escape from the horrible jail I was into, it was becoming too much to handle, but she advised me to be defensive and pick a weapon whenever we’re fighting, which I tried but he broke my head and I was hospitalized for 3 weeks.
I got used to his mysterious behavior and I learn how to leave with it until the torture graduated to another level from beating the hell out of me to raping me every day he return drunk, he beats me and tie me up and rape me. It happen repeatedly for weeks until he threatens to cutoff my neck with a knife any day I resist. It was too much on me, I don’t want to be murdered by my beast husband and I don’t want to divorce.
This is a real life story, I never gave up on my marriage until I met Dr. Wakina through a friend whom he has helped. I didn’t know how he cast the spell after the details I provided, but the spell worked perfectly, my husband came back to his original senses and apologized to me and my family with tears running like a stream. It’s all over, he has total changed to a loving and caring husband.
I highly recommend Dr. Wakina, you can contact him for help via dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com



i am in bad condition, i felt very bad when i sleep. please help me what i do for this. i contact to Link they teach told me everything but i want to know more about this.


I have been dealing with depression most of my life. I am so tired of this cloud hanging over my head. I am looking forward to a day by day lesson to learn a way to control depression and not have it control me.

I clicked on the link, and could not find the 'Yes" button.


Thanks for your encouragement. I, too, also dealt with some bouts of clinical depression - esp between 2005 and 2006. With the help, encouragement and prayers of close friends and family, I was able to come out of the depression and find a new career in the process. While I wouldn't want to repeat the experience, I'm glad that I was able to learn a lot about myself and find a new niche in life as a CNA = certified nursing assistant. It's a rewarding career for me -- a special ministry - where I can use my gifts of caring and mercy - to reach out to those who can't do things for themselves.

I'm still taking meds - to help regulate the clinical symptoms. If you're taking meds, don't ever stop -- at least not without being under a doctor's supervision first. Whatever you do, don't give up. Write down your feelings and/or share them with a trusted friend.

L C Schmitt


I have battled major depression for many years.
Recently I enjoyed a wonderful period of being depression free and was happy for a while.
Not sure what happened? But I find myself back in it grip right now. It is a pretty intense attack and I am fearful that I might be tempted to turn in my resignation if I don't feel better soon.

Have done years of therapy and been on so many medications.

I thought that I was well? Obviously I was wrong?