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Depression is not a Choice

Facebook Depression is a Real Thing

Here’s an interesting story about Facebook and depressive symptoms. Let’s Call it Facebook Depression The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may inevitably begin comparing what’s happening in their lives

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You Are Not Alone in Your Depression

Knowing You are not Alone is a Valuable Thought I came across a pretty good article by Andrea Wachter entitled 7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Battling Depression. Some of them are great on paper but hard to accomplish. My favorite is telling yourself you are not alone. Here are Andrea Wachter’s seven things. Don’t believe everything

Depression is Quiet

Depression is a Quiet Bastard I while ago I decided to take the bag off my battle with depression. It was a secret I no longer wanted to keep. I’ve battled depression, anxiety, OCD, and BiPolar 2 my whole life. I didn’t tell anyone mostly out of shame. Mental illness didn’t seem like a “real” disease. In

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day Today is National Depression Screening Day. I know. And you thought it was just Leif Erikson Day. Oh hvor feil du er, min venn. National Depression Screening Day was started in 1991 to help people learn more about depression and provide screening and treatment referrals for anyone concerned about it. It’s a terrible disease fraught

World Suicide Prevention Day September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Co-sponsored by The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), World Suicide Prevention Day happens every year on September 10th. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. This year, the World

Depression Myths We Need to Stop Believing

10 Depression Myths Mental illness is finally coming out of the shadows of shame and fear. There’s a lot of ignorance about the illness so the fact that more people are talking about it is wonderful. The Huffington Post ran a great article about Depression Myths. I think everyone who suffers from Depression should print

Dementors Depression

Dementors Depression Depression. The name describes it. Sort of like “what’s the color of an orange?” But I’ve had a lot of friends tell me they can’t imagine what having depression is like. That’s why I think we should rename the disease Dementors Depression. Foulest Creatures That Walk This Earth Dementors are those those crazy