Holistic Help For Depression | Omega

About half of Americans have experienced some form of depression since the Coronavirus pandemic hit, up from about 25 percent before the pandemic. Even Michelle Obama has admitted to feeling a "low-grade depression" during this time. 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).

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    Are You In a Bad Mood or Are You Depressed?

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Facing These Challenging Times

    Omega's cofounder Elizabeth Lesser looks at how to make these times more meaningful and offers three ways we can face Coronavirus.
  • 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.