What Is It Like to Live with Depression?

What Is It Like to Live with Depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that, according to the World Health Organization, affects 280 million people globally — around 5% of the world’s adult population. What does depression feel like? Those suffering from the disorder report persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness. Living with depression is a challenging and overwhelming experience that impacts […]

A Killer’s Mind: Son of Sam’s Mental Health Status

A Killer's Mind: Son of Sam's Mental Health Status

The Son of Sam killer was one of the world’s most prolific killers, evading police capture for a year. After shooting his victims, he would write cryptic letters to the police, signing them “Son of Sam.” David Berkowitz’s reign of terror spanned 13 months, resulting in six dead and others wounded. He struck fear into […]

A Case Study in Stockholm Syndrome? The Patty Hearst Kidnapping

A case study in stockholm syndrome

It had only been 2 months since the high-profile kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst when she shocked the world with a public appearance. For those present for the robbery at Hibernia Bank on April 15, 1974, watching Hearst confidently wield an assault rifle would not align with the narrative of the young hostage they knew. […]

How to Get the Correct Diagnosis for Depression

Getting the right diagnosis for depression

It’s no surprise that depression screening is becoming more common in different health care settings. It’s estimated that each year, 9.5% of adults in the United States have a depressive illness. That number is trending upward, but 55% of American adults with mental illness don’t receive treatment. Getting diagnosed is the first step toward proper […]