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    No Shame in Having Depression and Anxiety

        “Dude, what’s your problem?” by Josh Lewin I have learned that anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand, and there is no shame in having either — although it’s tough for many people to get their arms around that concept. When I struggled with both in my last couple years as the Texas Rangers’ baseball play-by-play announcer, the few people in whom I confided expressed genuine shock. “Depressed? About what? You’ve got a great job! Legions of adoring fans! A wonderful family! Dude, what’s your problem?” Growing up, I had always been, quite naturally, the life of any party. But over a period of several years, I began to stay…

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    In Honor of World Mental Health Day Here’s My Mental Heath Story

        That Is A Sign Of Mental Illness Ingrid Vasquez RSS Feed I remember the first time I knew something was wrong. I was in my junior year of high school when I thought about what would happen if I purposely fell down the stairs. I'd always been an overachiever, but being the year before college that really mattered, I wanted to escape from the pressure that I was going through in school. I didn't have bad grades, but I was struggling with school in a way that I was never used to doing so. I wasn't cutting myself. I didn't feel depressed. But I was willing to hurt…

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    Comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe are blowing up the stigma of mental health

    By Tim ChesterUK1 hour ago EDINBURGH — One of the buzziest shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is about depression. Severe clinical depression in fact. Bryony Kimmings and her partner Tim Grayburn’s Fake It 'Til You Make It, which explores in depth Grayburn’s secret depression and nervous breakdown, hogged the headlines over the festival’s opening days and is sold out for its entire run. They’re not the only artists who have focussed on mental health; this year’s programme is packed with productions that take aim at the issue, from Brigitte Aphrodite’s My Beautiful Black Dog to stand-up Carl Donnelly’s Jive Ass Honky and cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat’s Black,…

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    Letter: Don’t let mental health stigma take someone you love

    If you, or someone you know is struggling, please seek help.             Curtis Vanderloo asked SooToday to publish the following letter about his mother's death last year in the hope that by sharing her story, it might help someone else suffering from the stigma of mental illness.   ************************* On March 31, it will be the one year anniversary of my mother’s death.  She passed suddenly and unexpectedly, only she didn’t pass suddenly.  She died by suicide. She killed herself. She took her own life. She died by her own will.   Only it wasn’t unexpected, she was depressed.  She was suffering deep grief related…

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    Speakers share about struggles with mental health

      (Photo: Mark Marturello/Register Illustration) Estela Villanueva-Whitman, Special to the Register; 11:05 p.m. CDT May 18, 2014 The diagnosis of bipolar disorder in her 20s came as a relief to Hope Richardson. There was finally a name for what she felt and something that could be done, she said. Because mental illness is a lifelong condition, staying well takes effort, and she's mindful of that every day. Once afraid of others not liking her and unable to stand up for herself, Richardson said she often walked around with her head down and hair covering her face. She went through bouts of depression and struggled with anger, manic episodes and suicidal…

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    Casey’s Story: defeating my demons and taking control of my life

      At twenty years old, my 6 year battle with anorexia nervosa had finally caused my life to come crashing down.     My eating disorder had taken complete control of my mind and dominated my every thought. In just a few months I had lost over 2 stone, had drastically reduced the amount I was eating to just 200-300 calories a day and was wasting the little energy I had on excessive exercise. For so long, my ‘diet’ had given me a false sense of control and now it was apparent that, in reality, it was something that was controlling me. I was finally forced to reach out for…

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    Becoming Rosie Soul

      Published on Dec 22, 2013 An intimate discussion on the personal journey to becoming Rosie Soul. Our friends give us so much support and love, we thought we would share a little in return. Hopefully, some will find this helpful. Category Music License Standard YouTube License  

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    Richard Dreyfuss reveals bipolar diagnosis ‘took away all of my guilt’

      Nov. 26, 2013 at 10:26 AM ET Actor Richard Dreyfuss has struggled with bipolar disorder since childhood, but for many years, he didn't know what was behind the intense emotions that filled much of his life.   "I didn't know it was a manic state," he explained during a Tuesday morning visit to TODAY. "I just thought I was really happy, and everything that was bad, I turned to good." But what seemed good to him sometimes seemed odd to those around him.  

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    REASONS TO STAY ALIVE

      Blog Posted by Matt Haig on June 25, 2013 at 16:44 When I was 24 I very nearly killed myself. I was living in Ibiza at the time, in a very nice villa, on the quiet east coast of the island. The villa was right next to a cliff. In the midst of depression I walked out to the edge of the cliff and looked at the sea, and at the rugged limestone coastline, dotted with deserted beaches. It was the most beautiful view I had ever known, but I didn’t care. I was too busy trying to summon the courage needed to throw myself over the edge. I…

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    Something’s Not Right With Our Boy

    I just took my 6-year-old son to the doctor. He's a beautiful boy, all lengthening arms and getting-ganglier legs. He is the picture of health.   06/09/2013  – I sat there in the doctor's office and cried while the doctor told me I was right in bringing him in and sharing our concerns. "Lots of parents are in denial about kids' odd behavior. They figure they'll just outgrow it, but that rarely happens in these kinds of situations." "But why do we suddenly have all of these new diagnoses? I mean, it seems like everyone has a diagnosis. What did kids 50 years ago with these problems do?" "I'll tell…