About Project Hope & Beyond 

Project Hope & Beyond (PHB) is a program of Psych Central Community Connection, a nonprofit run by Psych Central, the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. PHB is an online community for persons with unrelenting depression and anxiety, as well as their families and friends who want to better understand them. Its purpose is to offer support and hope to people whose conditions are lasting or difficult to treat, those who often fall through the cracks of today’s healthcare system.

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Ketamine: A Miracle Drug for Depression?

A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently discovered why the drug ketamine may act as a rapid antidepressant. Ketamine is best known as an illicit, psychedelic club drug. Often referred to as “Special K” or a “horse tranquilizer” by the media, it […]

How Faith Helps Depression

A substantial amount of research points to the benefits of faith to mitigate symptoms of depression. In one study, for example, researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, found that belief in God was associated with better treatment outcomes. They followed 159 individuals over the course […]

How to Let Go of the Thoughts that Cause Depression

Depression is different from other illnesses in that, in addition to the physiological symptoms (loss of appetite, nervousness, sleeplessness, fatigue), there are the accompanying thoughts that can be so incredibly painful. For example, when my Raynaud’s flares up, the numbness in my fingers can be […]

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Introducing myself...

To most people, I seem normal. When I leave my apartment, I am put together with clean, cute clothes, a spritz of eau de something, a coat of Chanel mascara on my lashes. When my upstairs neighbor hops out of his car with a “Hey, Lisa, how are…

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What I'm thankful for

Today I have decided to think in terms of what I'm thankful for, rather than ruminate over being so depressed. I have been diagnosed as bipolar II, however I often question that diagnosis since I have only been depressed the last 12 years and never…
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