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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, [...]

#WorkWithToday – A Mindfulness Movement – Sarah Fader and Katie Klabusich

In 1997 I was 17 years old and I wanted to die; mindfulness meditation saved my life. If it wasn’t for Jon Kabat-Zinn’s body scan and sitting meditations, I would be dead. I was able to focus all my anxious and depressed energy into one singular place. My brain literally would not shut the fuck [...]

By | 2017-05-04T18:42:48+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Bipolar, PTSD|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keith Roselle – A Husband Opens Up About His Wife’s Bipolar Disorder

When my wife, Ann, was officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, it was not the major revelation that one might expect. It was a label to the problem I had been dealing with since she left Silver Hill Hospital. I knew something was amiss. Despite the weekly double session therapy she’d been attending faithfully and her [...]

By | 2017-04-17T08:44:10+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Joy Pearson

Bubble and gurgle Boil and spout These ugly feelings Want to come out Warm acidic pressure Tight eyes and sealed lips it's a wonder they can't tell I'm near falling to bits A quick action A thoughtless mistake Killed all good vibes Quiet animosity overtakes Shut my mouth Glue close my eyes But not my [...]

By | 2017-04-17T08:39:30+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

(Not) Born This Way

I was always diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (along with a diagnosis with PSTD). I was okay with that. It took some time, but I was okay with my diagnosis. I wasn't always. I went through stages. At first I was made at the defect that I was born with. Then I was sad, because I [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:10:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Word Vomit

I have always been the girl with a pen and a pad of paper on hand. I'm a writer. I used to write fiction, but as I grew older I realized that I could write about my emotions too. My diary became my closest companion. For a while I tried to write eloquently, but eventually [...]

By | 2017-04-11T20:01:28+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, DID, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Dear Depression – Joseph Penola

Dear Depression, I need you to know that you are not me. Your incessant insults may make me briefly believe that I am all of the terrible things you tell me, but I now know that I am none of them. I am worthy of love. I am strong. I am handsome. I am enough. [...]

By | 2017-04-11T20:14:49+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Depression|Tags: , , |1 Comment