Month

April 2013
Yesterday was my last Beyond Blue post. Since I wasn’t able to publish a concluding post, I thought I would do so here. Two words are appropriate. Thank you. I wanted to be sure to communicate one last message of gratitude for all your support. My first post published only a couple of months after...
The opposite of depression is not happiness, according to Peter Kramer, author of“Against Depression” and“Listening to Prozac,” it is resilience: the ability to cope with life’s frustrations without falling apart. Proper treatment doesn’t suppress emotions or dull a person’s ability to feel things deeply. It builds a protective layer — an emotional resilience — to safeguard a depressive from...
I wanted to offer some quotes on following your dreams since I recently decided to transition from a stable job as a defense contractor to my passion: writing about mental health. The following quotes are from a great little book called “2500 Years of Wisdom: Sayings of the Great Masters.” You’ll break the worry habit...
From my archives … I fear that I’m giving my daughter an eating disorder with intentions of teaching her how to eat right. Which begs the question: which is more harmful–obesity (and diabetes) or an eating disorder? I’ve implemented a “one-treat rule” in our home, which simply means that if my kids get ice-cream after...
Awhile back I wrote a piece on what not to say to a depressed person. Blogger Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., adds a few more to the list from mental health experts and writers in her new Psych Central piece, “9 Things Not to Say to Someone With a Mental Illness.” She begins … Julie Fast’s friend...
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