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Depression health

Mental Illness + a Pandemic

I sat in that examination room, tears streaming down my face, feeling so guilty that my brain was broken, so bad that I was one of those people. My doctor, who was this kind older man who wore bowties, looked at me and said, “This is not your fault. Your neurotransmitters aren’t working. Who knows, […]

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Depression health

60 Plus Anxiety Quotes To Help You Get Through

Sometimes anxiety is so difficult to explain that the only thing that helps us express how we feel are quotes about anxiety. Whether you’re looking for an uplifting quote to help calm your anxious thoughts or one that articulates how your anxiety makes you feel. I’ve scoured the internet to find the best quotes about […]

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Depression health

7 Apps to Help You Relax and Manage Stress and Anxiety

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Depression health

Honoring Allison Goldstein: Combating depression with real authenticity

I’ve been sitting and staring at this screen for the better part of an hour. I’m in a dark place today and I’m not sure why. I’ve been handling things with it being my husband’s busy season. My doctor and I came up with a plan – I’ve added Wellbutrin to my medication regimen (coupled […]

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Words of Encouragement: Hope for Damaged Relationships

Sometimes I’m inspired to write something but I don’t have a computer with me nor do I feel like writing an entire blog post. Still, it’s like I have to get this thought out of my mind and onto “paper” because it escapes. I’ve been posting these random messages of truth and encouragement on my […]

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Depression health

5 Tips for Survival When Depression Creeps Up on You

Let’s just get the inevitable out of the way, I have depression. I think I’ve probably had it since I hit puberty at the ripe age of ten. It wasn’t diagnosed until my oldest boy was four months old but looking back I can see how kind of out of control I was emotionally. I […]

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4 Natural Strategies to Beat the Wintertime Blues

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Longer, colder and more isolating; that’s what winter in Minnesota means to this mama. The days feel longer (thank goodness we’re past the […]

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This is what depression feels like

When I was diagnosed with postpartum depression back in 2009 I promised myself that no matter what I would try to give a “voice” to this often times shameful and silent disease. Before I go on though, I need to preface this by saying that I am on medication and while I know that you, […]

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Depression health Parenting

Do You Think You May Have Postpartum Depression?

As many of you know, I have struggled with depression since the birth of my first child in 2008. When I look back to those early days of my son’s life they are dark and very lonely; it’s almost like I was living my life in this fog and I just could not escape from […]

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Depression health

“I’m fine” and other lies depression will tell you.

I’ve been harboring a secret for the past month or so. Only a few close friends know and my family obviously. I don’t know why I’ve not said anything about it or why I’ve been hiding it. The truth is that about seven weeks after Keira came into the world I started slipping back into […]