Depression is one of life’s many misunderstood challenges. More than just a period of feeling sad or down, it is a painful experience of disconnection that affects millions, each of us differently. Depression brings with it feelings of hopelessness, unworthiness, and dissatisfaction. It can arise from situational and biological factors and last for short or long periods. The good news is that whatever the cause, there are many small (and large!) ways we can help our brains and minds reconnect to our vibrant lives.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treat Depression?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a common type of talk therapy that for some people can work as well or better than medication to treat depression.

How to Stop Overthinking

Grappling with your thoughts will leave you even more entangled in worry. Use metacognitive strategies to break free.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common and best studied forms of psychotherapy. It is a combination of two therapeutic approaches, known as cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy.

How to Calm Your Inner Storm

When your emotions become too painful and overwhelming, regain control using skills from dialectical behaviour therapy.

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) Works

Learn about this behavioral treatment and why it may be just the thing to help you get the rest that you need and help you to avoid the use of sleeping pills.

5 Get-Positive Techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you out-think negative patterns that may be keeping you from depression recovery — and from enjoying life.

Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is the Current Gold Standard of Psychotherapy

If gold standard is defined as best standard we have in the field at the moment, then we argue that CBT is, indeed, the gold standard.