What does depression look like? Christian Hopkins, who was diagnosed with depression at 16, shares his vision of depression in his photography series. You can read about it in Huffington Post, check out his Facebook page or take a look at his Flickr.
Do his photos reflect what depressive symptoms are like for you? What does your PMDD look like?
LittleMissCandy100 made a video about PMDD and her experience with it.
If you're doing Mental Health Week 2015 about PMDD then comment below and link your channel/playlist.
If you don't know what Mental Health Week is then check out the video below (and its description).
Would anyone be interested in a Facebook support group for either teens with PMDD or their parents/caregivers? It would be a secret group so you don't have to be "out" about you or your loved one's PMDD to take part -- but that does mean you have to ask us to add you. Comment or private message our Facebook page if you're interested.
There are a lot of different "breeds" of depression -- I mean us PMDD people already knew that since we are one, but still. It has a different appearance in different populations, cultures, genders and even within these groups it still varies. As hard as it's been to pin down the effects, the causes are just as confusing with genetics, experience and hormones all appearing to play a role. Elizabeth Forbes goes into this a little in her article Depression: What breed it your black dog?
How does your PMDD differ from stereotypes of depression and PMS?
And before we get in trouble for trashing the black dogs that bark, feel free to post cute pics of yours below. Pets of all varieties are great for mental health!
Inside Out isn't just gaining attention for being the latest Pixar film, its portrayal of childhood emotions is also being lauded. Read more about the accuracy of the psychology of Inside Out here.
Has anyone seen Inside Out? What did you think of it?
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is an organization dedicated to educating people about mental illness and helping people with mental illness and their families. It's a great organization and their site has lots of information and resources. They even mention PMDD a little -- just a little.
And while you're at it, ask them to add more information and resources specific to PMDD
ZestyDoesThings has drawn various mental health conditions as monsters to make them more tangible. PMDD isn't included, but anxiety and depression are.
How do you picture PMDD?
Anxiety In Teens is kind of like Lunar not Loony except for teens with all types of mental illnesses and mental health challenges. They don't have any resources specifically about PMDD, but they have lots about depression, anxiety and self harm. Ask them to cover PMDD here.
Below, you can also watch their founder's TED Talk on her experience with anxiety and why she created the site.