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Adam Letavish

“Depression.” It’s a word that's tossed around a lot these days, yet it isn’t fully understood. What most people don’t understand about being depressed is that there are different kinds of depression and different stages of it. We all get depressed. Our moods fluctuate. We’re only human. Some of us, however, can’t as easily control [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:10:19+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Elsbeth van der Poel

In 1990, when I was 15 years old I had my first depression. At first I was just a “grumpy teenager”, but soon it was clear to my parents that this was not “normal”. At that time people did not really speak about depression or mental health. Not in my village in the Netherlands, anyway. [...]

By | 2017-12-01T08:43:51+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Is Mindfulness Some Hippy Dippy Shit? By Aaron Smith

My first thought was, “This is some hippy-dippy shit, right?” Mindfulness sounded like something for crunchy granola type people, something for people trying to get in touch with the harmony of the universe or align their chakras with crystals and bath salts. It sounded corny. It sounded like a reincarnation of the fake it till [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:03:59+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

You and I forever

I wanted you to save me. That's why I stayed with you. But I was wrong. You can save me or fix me. I have mood swings. Sometimes I run around the house cleaning everything, singing at the top of my lungs, and I'm euphoric, haven't slept for days. I want to please you, be [...]

By | 2017-11-24T08:35:10+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Depression is – Pepper Joy Greggs

Depression is... Depression is more than being sad for an extended period of time. Depression is more than JUST a chemical imbalance of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. It is more than the failure of neurotransmitters to deliver information to nerve impulses. Depression is the amygdala part of the brain (that responds to emotional significance of [...]

By | 2017-10-22T18:28:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mood|Tags: |1 Comment

Meghan Shultz

I moved overseas when I was manic. I have Bipolar Disorder. At the end of January 2016 I finished a course of 15 ECT treatments for a severe episode of depression. A couple of weeks after I finished the ECT I started to become very angry and irritable. The mania was setting in. You see, [...]