Month

May 2014
Major depression is nearly twice as common in women as in men. About 12 million American women experience an episode of major depression at some points in their lives, but only 6 million American men. According to the National Institue of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 30 percent of women in the United States report depression...
Twelve us of us sit in a circle at the third session of the mindfulness-based stress reduction course (MBSR) offered at the hospital, the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn 35 years ago at his Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to help persons with difficult and chronic illnesses better manage their...
Someone added an author page for me on Facebook last year and I updated it today and sent a few invitations to Facebook friends. I’m hoping the page can become like Group Beyond Blue, the support group for depression I moderated a few years back. It was such an engaging group of people, and I...
Stuck thoughts … the brick walls that form a prison around your mind. The harder you try to get rid of them, the more powerful they become. I’ve been wrestling with stuck thoughts ever since I was in fourth grade. The content or nature of the obsessions have morphed into many different animals over the...
When a famous actor/actress, politician, or prominent figure of any kind risks ridicule to discuss their mood disorder, the world listens, and for as long as his/her face graces the cover of a glossy magazine or the TV interview runs, folks seem to appreciate the sweat and suffering that those with depression and bipolar disorder...
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