Is mental health only for people with a diagnosis? ___ We exist in the body but we live in our minds? This is an interesting question. Are our bodies merely a container for our minds? Can our minds fully experience life if we did not have our physical selves? Not everyone needs medication to be … More 6 Myths that Can Rob Us of Our Mental Health
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Antidepressants are skills, not just pills ____ Three years ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD. When I was diagnosed with ADHD, I was in the midst of a deep depression accompanied by crushing anxiety and even panic attacks. As my depression slowly subsided and my anxiety calmed, what remained was a question. Medications can be essential … More Mental Illness Cannot be Treated With Just a Pill
Depression is not simply a chemical imbalance, nor is it caused by any one issue. For article “What I Learned About Depression from Johann Hari”, click on photo.
As someone who lives with depression, I have learned three questions that can help me when depression is beginning to cripple me: What is your life like right now? What is making you feel sad? What changes could you make to help your life feel more tolerable? For article “What I Learned About Depression from … More Three Questions that can Help Someone Who is Facing Depression
Depression is like a drug dealer offering me crack in the form of emotional darkness. For article “What I Learned About Depression from Johann Hari”, click on photo.
You may not know his name. I didn’t, until I saw his youtube video about addiction, “Everything you think you knew about addiction is wrong.” If you have not watched it, it is worth the 15 minutes. Johann Hari describes addiction and how relationships and feeling like you matter to other people will support and … More What I Learned About Depression from Johann Hari