Memories can bring up many things for us. Sadness, regret, longing and at times, gloom. But memories can also be a way to strengthen ourselves. They can be like an inner armor. Thinking about memories and situations of loss or longing, we can sometimes feel deep and difficult emotions. But these memories also remind us … More Your Memories Can Be Your Armor
Last week I wrote about what Batman taught me about happiness. In the post, I ask the question, “What’s holding you back from doing the things that make you feel alive?” “Jason Todd (Robin) is a survivor, someone who could be considered damaged goods. But even with his trauma, Jason has been able to do … More Batman and Robin: Mental Health Superheroes
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