Tag Archives: Depression

It could be someone you love

After 2 weeks of missing my regular blog posts, I feel I should explain. I’ve decided to take my writing in a new direction. When I look at the big picture of mental health in the world today, I admit … Continue reading

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#WordlessWednesday : Thanksgiving

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#WordlessWednesday: Stay Alive

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Winter is Coming

Game of Thrones viewers, all 8 million of them, know that no words are as ominous as “Winter is Coming”. Today is the first day of October. Winter is still many weeks away. But I have felt the first hint … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reasons to Stay Alive

“What idiot called it’depression’ and not ‘there are bats living in my chest and they take up a lot of room’, ps. I see a shadow.” – Melissa Broder, poet “Reasons to Stay Alive”, by Matt Haig, struck a chord … Continue reading

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Attention

This week’s experiment on the road of mental well-being is the practical testing of the maxim, “The one you feed, grows.” I tend to be a perfectionist. And I don’t mean this in the manner of providing a fake response … Continue reading

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Five Things About Depression

Five things you need to know about depression: *It is the loneliest illness to have. Even if you are surrounded by your loved ones, you cannot help feeling alone. What breaks my heart is hearing the story of those who … Continue reading

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Meningioma – The Diagnosis

Dr. A (in a matter-of-fact tone): Your wife has a brain tumor. My husband, Scott: (Aghast silence) Dr. A (continuing matter-of-factly): Would you like some tea? Scott: (More aghast silence) Dr. A (noting Scott’s reaction, slightly irritated): You came to see … Continue reading

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Pain

Sometimes I try to explain depression with the analogy of back pain. Suppose you have a bad back. You can do lots of things to help it, right? You can form good habits to keep yourself out of crisis. Get … Continue reading

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Smoke and Shadows

Chronic depression is a state hard to explain to those who have not experienced it first-hand. Even your nearest and dearest, your loyal support system, remains in the dark much of the time, innocent victims of your inability to articulate … Continue reading

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