Tag: Depression

  • Men And Mental Health

    Pocket Nurse – For Men’s Healthcare Week, let’s talk about men and mental health http://blog.simtalkblog.com/blog/mens…

  • Have Air Bags Before The Crash

    I hope you will read the entirety of this post and don’t move on because of the heading.

  • Moods On A Wire

    On Wednesday I sat down to write a post. My mood was upset because I watched some of the witnesses of the George Floyd trial. I saw these witnesses, who were bystanders in May 2020 , break into tears. Almost a year has past and still the trauma deeply affected each of them. One man, sixty-one years old, broke and buried his head on the witness stand sobbing uncontrollably. It was quite traumatic that the judge saying to take a ten minute break.

  • Book Review – Managing the Depression Puzzle

    For the past several days I spent the better part of them reading the book, “Managing the Depression Puzzle” written by Ashley L. Peterson(blog: www.mentalhealthathome.org). On the first night I decided to write a review, this is something I have not done. ***I have not received compensation, or was asked to write an review of […]

  • The Wall Won’t Move, but, I Understand

    If someone mentions the word “migraine” they would recognize it as some type of headache. My thought is this, would they identify with the pain and discomfort a migraine can cause to a person. For myself I have to lay down in a dark room and try to fall asleep.

  • A Re-Blo“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ~ Stephen King — It’s All in Your Head

    So, a friend was talking to me about one of their family members who has been formally diagnosed with bipolar but refuses to get help with it even though they are having trouble functioning in their day-to-day life. When I asked my friend: “What all is family doing for him?” their response was this: “Most […] […]

  • Pain and Mental Health

    “Those of us with chronic pain have something unique to offer, not in spite of our pain, but because of it. It’s okay to grieve the losses of chronic illness. It’s okay to be broken; everyone is in some way. Just because we’re unfixable doesn’t mean we’re worthless.”― Allison Alexander, Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness […]

  • A Re-blog: We Do Matter — One Step Forward

    My sister sent me a link to a website today (www.wedomatter.org) and they are looking for stories from people who have experience in the mental health system- either as a patient, worker or even family or friend of a patient. If you happen to want to find out more please go to the website and […] […]

  • Myths About Mental Illness

    “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close According to the Canadian Mental Health Association they list ten common myths. I am going to some posts about each of those myths. Here is the list: Myth # 1 – Mental illnesses aren’t real illnesses Myth # 2 – Mental […]

  • Three Top Posts

    For this post I have decided to share three posts that many have liked over time. For some of you these posts are new, for others you may remember them. If not, take time to read them. As always take some time to visit the other blogger’s. You will find so much fine written posts. […]

  • I Can Handle This

     “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine” In the late eighties I was a passenger on a motor bike going home from work. It was a bright August day in Ontario, Canada when the driver rear ended the car in front of us. The […]

  • Ode To Depression

    Reader, I am trying something for the first time. I am not sure what to call it, so I will just call it a form of poetry. It’s there peeking around every corner, Waiting for an invite to be my buddy again I remember the feeling, Allowing me to wallow in self pity With power […]

  • Choices, Which Way Turn Right?

    “Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us. The choice is ours whether we become victim or victor.” Anonymous For as long as I can remember I have always made choices in haste. The results on the better part of the percentage was that […]

  • S.A.D.

     “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson I am going to be honest in that I am not familiar with S.A.D.{Seasonal Affective Disorder}. However, it is my understanding that it usually will show it’s head in seasons like winter. With the onset of […]

  • A Re-Blog: 2020 World Mental Health Day — Women & Well Being

    World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th. It was established October 10, 1992 by Richard Hunter. Hunter was the Deputy Secretary General of the World Federation for Mental Health. The top 5 warning signs: Long term sadness or irritability Extreme high and low mood swings Excessive fear, worry or anxiety Social […] […]

  • The Interview Moderated by Ashley L. Peterson – A Continuation

    Once again I would like to say, “Thank You” to Ashley L. Peterson whose blog is Mental Health @ Home. This is a continuation of the initial interview by Ashley , you can find it here. As you read you will find I answer questions at great length, I truly did my best to pull […]

  • The Interview Moderated By Ashley L. Peterson of Mental Health At Home

    Several days ago I had an idea which I thought might be interesting. The idea; flip the scenario of the interview. The questions would not be posed by me, but, it would be from someone else, the questions would be for me. So, I needed to find someone to ask if they would help with […]

  • Silent Screams

    ***Caution, I may write about some issues that might be a trigger to some.*** “If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what […]

  • What Is Good Mental Health?

    “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it,” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson While doing some research about Good Mental Health I came upon this brief […]

  • Just Imagine

    “We seek to escape the dark cave of a despondent mind by either dulling oneself mentally or through imaginative acts. One form of escapism is daydreaming.”― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls ***This is not about the John Lennon song, “Imagine”. It is my favorite song by far!*** This morning like every morning I get up, put […]

  • Busted Spirit On The Mend

    “It is a better thing by far that the lad should break his neck, than that you should break his spirit.”― Robert Louis Stevenson It was in the late eighties just a year or two before I tried to commit suicide the issue I wanted to end was that my spirit was totally broken, crushed. I […]

  • Purpose, The True Sense

    “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ―W. Clement Stone Every on in awhile I have at times asked the ultimate question, “what is my purpose for living”. Just the other day was one of those times. For the whole population of planet earth the question would be as unique as is […]

  • Leave My Emotions Out Of It!

    Of course our feelings matter. But emotional decisions are usually not the best ones. On the other hand, your emotions can affect your decisions whether you like it or not because the effects can occur on the unconscious level.  Leonard Mlodinow I have never approached the subject of how I made decisions from this view […]

  • How Is Your Emotional Well-Being?

    “When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.”― Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally I probably could guess […]