At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.
In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.
For more information on World Mental Health Day, please visit WHO
Who knows soap saves lives?
Thousands turned out to make 5-year-old Miles Scott’s wish come true. Miles is battling Leukemia and told the “Make-a-Wish Foundation” that he wanted to be Batman. The City by the Bay was transformed into Gotham City, where Miles busted a bank robbery, caught the Riddler and got the key to the city. Scott Pelley reports.
Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.
Arresting her wouldn’t solved the problem of her kids being hungry
Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the first Indian royal who has ever come out as gay. It took him 30 years of internal struggle before he dedicated his life to gay rights activism. His Lakshya Trust is acknowledged as one of the best NGOs in Gujarat with projects organized from community grassroots, to advocacy at the highest bureaucratic levels. He was the only Indian to appear twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has Grand Marshaled pride parades in Stockholm and Sao Paolo. Prince Manvendra is the most visible LGBT figure to one-sixth of the world, and is now expanding his work into a platform for global gay advocacy through his U.S. 501c3, Ekta Transglobal Foundation. Please join the prince’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Manvendra.Singh.Gohil
and for more information visit: www.Lakshya-Trust.org
On July 30th I was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street. When I got to my office window, I saw my girlfriend standing on a bus across the street. What came next was the most genuine, funny, heartfelt marriage proposal.
Just the night before, we were talking about romance and I pretty much told her she wasn’t romantic. I am eating crow…and will be for a long time.
Malala Yousafzai giving an emotional answer about how she would treat a member of the Taliban if he came to her house. Taken from The Daily Show dated 2013.10.08.