• S.A.D.,  Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Ways to Eliminate S.A.D. This Season

    Seasonal Affective Disorder. Darker and colder days are upon us! So many of us will be spending our days in an office, not noticing that we soon will be suffering from S.A.D., a condition that can cause a long list of maladies including: depression, anxiety, insomnia and weight loss, even if you do not need to!  Seasonal Affective Disorder is a different, lighter type of depression. Winter is finally here. “People who truly have SAD are just as ill as people with Major Depressive Disorder,” says Brenda McMahon, a psychiatry researcher. “They will have non-seasonal depressive episodes, but the seasonal trigger is the most common. Here are the ”Ways to Eliminate S.A.D. This…

  • Depression,  Emotional,  Featured Topics,  Mental Health

    My Mental Health Is Just As Important as My Physical Health

    Why can’t I take care of myself when I’m depressed? Looking after yourself, or self-care, is vital to physical, emotional and mental well-being. At its most basic, self-care is the ability to handle daily requirements like eating, sleeping, and grooming. It’s also about identifying your unique needs for well-being and taking steps to meet them—like making the time to do things that nurture you, as well as activities that keep you healthy. remember when my depression was at its worst, I slept for hours on end, hardly moving my body at all. I set a goal of just turning over from one side of the bed to the other, then trying to sit up in bed…

  • Bipolar,  Depression,  Suicide

    My Worst Mania Bipolar Depression Cycle

    I want to show her now that one day she is going to be able to say “I am happy. Life is good.” I came back to visit the forums recently, and I saw all my old posts still here, the history of what was probably my worst  mania bipolar depression cycle ten years ago. It started in my teens and I was only correctly diagnosed then, at 47, while incorrect treatment had worsened my condition through the years. Two suicide attempts, countless medication trials and hospitalizations, two failed marriages and numerous years lost to being non-functional.