About one-third of Americans have shown signs of clinical anxiety and depression since the Coronavirus pandemic, up from about 25 percent before the pandemic. If you or someone you know is depressed, these resources from Omega teachers might help. If suicidal thoughts accompany your or a loved one's depression, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).
Holistic Help For Depression
Feeling Moody or Depressed?
When a bad mood lasts longer than a few weeks, you may be suffering from depression, according to psychology professor Zindel Segal. Here’s what to look for and how mindfulness-based practices can help.
When The World Feels Awful
Pema Chödrön, a beloved teacher of meditation and how it applies to everyday life, explains how to change your inner world rather than demand that your outer circumstances change.
Navigating This Lousy World
By Pema Chödrön
What To Do When You Fall
Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father, talks about resiliency and the ability to bounce back. She says we may fall on our own, but we get back up with help from others.
By Loung Ung and Elizabeth Lesser
Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood
Clinical neuroscientist Stephen Ilardi suggests we may want to try emulating six lifestyle habits of hunter-gatherers as a way to treat depression.
How Pets Can Help You
Animal communication expert Danielle MacKinnon offers four practical (and surprising) requests from your pet that can help you feel healthier, happier, and more connected to each other.