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

When Family Members and Friends Don’t Understand Depression

We’ve come a little way in reducing the stigma that’s associated with mental illness, but not nearly far enough. Consider these results pulled from a public attitude survey in Tarrant County, Texas, conducted by the county’s Mental Health Connection and the University of North Texas […]

10 Famous People with Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Both

Whenever I hit a depression rut, where I feel disabled by the illness and therefore pathetic for being brought to my knees by a bunch of thoughts, it helps me to review celebrities — esteemed politicians, actors, musicians, comedians, astronauts, writers, and athletes — that I […]

7 Tips to Manage Your Weight When Taking Psychiatric Medication

Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight — or more — from psychiatric meds. In a study funded by the National Institute of […]

20 Quotes on Courage to Help You with Your Depression

Living with depression — and especially coping with chronic depression — demands courage over any other virtue: the courage to incorporate the lessons we’ve learned from the past in our strategies for better health in the future; the courage to ask for help when we need it, […]

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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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