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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Blog Posts from Psych Central

9 Steps to Treat Depression Naturally

Ever since I started an online community for treatment-resistant depression — depression and anxiety that don’t respond to psychotropic medications — I’ve been inundated with mail from desperate people who have tried as many as 30 to 40 different kinds of antidepressants, and feel no relief. […]

Letting Go of a Depression Cure Can Set You Free

I keep going back to this quote by Vivian Greene when it comes to learning how to live with my chronic illness: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” In fact, every morning I drink […]

Is It Withdrawal Symptoms or a Depression Relapse

Four years ago, a good friend of mine put her 10-year-old son on Prozac (fluoxetine). He had always suffered from anxiety and anger outbursts, but at age 9, his behavior turned violent, and his ruminations were keeping him up at night. My friend and her […]

Falling Upward and Embracing the Second Half of Your Life

There comes a moment in every person’s life when she realizes she has just entered the second half of her life. With the average lifespan of a woman in the United States being 81, I technically crossed that line three years ago. Yes, that’s when […]

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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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