If someone you know is depressed, telling them to cheer up won’t help. And a few more things that you should avoid saying: Just get outside and you feel better… You need a pet… When are you going back to work? You think too much… Just fake it ’til you make it… You will feel … More What is the Best Thing You Can Say to Someone Who is Depressed?
Depression feels like an unbecoming, an unraveling of who I am ___ Inside your body is a universe that you cannot see. At times, that universe can become so dark that you feel as though you have lost your sight. It can be a terrifying darkness, inside. Because when you can no longer see, you … More Inside a Man Can Be a Universe of Darkness
“Depression unravels you, and everything you have known. The price for being intelligent enough to be the first species to be fully aware of the cosmos might just be a capacity to feel a whole universe’s worth of darkness.” ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig. For article, “Depression is A Universe of Darkness” click on the … More Lifting the Darkness of Depression
A physical body is a universe in itself. Each of us is made up of roughly a hundred trillion cells. In each of those cells is roughly a hundred trillion cells. In each of those cells is roughly that same number again of atoms. And our brains alone have a hundred billion brain cells, give or take … More Depression is A Universe of Darkness
The 8 Myths About Bipolar Disorder Myth No. 1: Bipolar disorder is a rare condition In a given year, bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population 18 and older, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And like many mental health conditions, it is likely under diagnosed. … More The 8 Myths of Bipolar Disorder
“The darkness may never go away, but it won’t always be the same.” Attributed to “Jackie.” We may not be able to change our emotions. Or even our thoughts. But we can learn to change our relationship with our emotions and our thoughts. How has learning about yourself changed how you respond to your thoughts? … More The Darkness May Never Go Away, But it Won’t Always Be the Same
For article, “Chester Bennington: Who Cares if One More Light Goes Out?” click on photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I … More Embrace Your Grief: You are Alive to NOW