Amazon is hands-down my favorite place to shop for general items. It's Prime Day 2018, so I've written about how Amazon helps my depression & rounded up deals!
Everyone has a different brand of depression. A recent interaction with my dental hygienist got me wondering - am I depressed or just lazy?
We all get a little anxious now and again, but what if those thoughts interfere with your everyday life? And what if you know it's affecting your life, but others can't see it - is it in your head? Or do you have high-functioning anxiety?
"The rise in diagnoses has climbed 33% since just 2013, with Millenials being most affected. Depression seriously impacts our health, so much so that Blue Cross Blue Shield did a report on the effects it has."
Depression is difficult enough for those experiencing symptoms, but what about the people around us? Something with such force that can bring us to our knees on a whim surely must be powerful enough to affect others, right? As with many disorders and diseases, depression unfortunately has the ability to impact those we love the most. Here are 7 ways to help them cope.
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The month of February started off with a tragedy, which seems to have set off a chain reaction of bad luck for me. It was the worst month that I've had in years, decades even, and I found myself reeling all the way through March. However, when multiple doors slam shut, sometimes another one opens.
"Two years ago to the exact month, I felt my depression hitting hard and knew it was time to try it again. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of my personal brand of depression is a severe lack of motivation. Have you ever had one of those chores or errands you have to do that you simply keep pushing off for hours, days, or sometimes even weeks? Well, it took me.."
"For some people, the holidays are pure torture. It's not cheerful, merry, or anything to celebrate. It can be a time for heightened anxiety, fear, depression, solitude, and dread. To help people understand, a graphic designer named Emma Rose created illustrations adapted from interviews of real people living with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and bipolar II."
"Suddenly I felt the weight of his body on top of me. It was then that I realized he had begun having sex with me.."
It's half past midnight, and here I sit alone. But I'm not alone; he's sleeping right next to me, though he might as well be miles away.… Read more "This Is Not Who I Am"
"Ok. I'm about to get extremely open and honest with you. Ready? I've gone back and forth between being public about this and not, and after the last few minutes I've decided it's time I talk for.."
My first poem about depression in over a decade.
"None of my friends know this, but I.."
"No one should ever have his or her life cut short by someone else's hand; but in a case like this when it's out of our control, all we can do is carry on the best we can and memorialize those we have lost. One of the things that has always helped me cope with adverse situations is..."
"Portraying depression as something caused internally because of biological factors and providing a video game-based app for brain training made participants feel that they could do something to control their depression. This supports other research that shows that..."
"...how does depression affect your family? Do you have it? Does an immediate family member like a sibling, parent, or child have it?..."
..." Imagine you have a migraine and will be judged for taking Ibuprofen; or that you have to make it through your entire work day without a coffee or people will whisper that you have an addiction..."
"...somehow, I've also got a jukebox in my head. It's a very cerebral and subconscious thing for me, but..."