Genie you’re free

Came across this while reading an article about the last days of Robin Williams life. Such a scary and sad reality, but it’s important for people to realize that depression really is a silent scourgeĀ and it’s hard for others to pick up on the signs. Still the world shines a little less bright with the passing of such a kind, generous, and talented man. I hope he found the peace he so desperately craved, even as the world mourns his passing his legacy will live on through the many characters he’s played on screen and all the lives he has…

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R.I.P. Robin Williams

With the passing of Robin Williams, who I personally was one of the greatest comedians and actors or his generation, its brings attention to an often stigmatized and hidden issue in our society. Its truly devastating to see someone who brought so much joy and talent to the world struggle so much in private. With his passing I hope some light and discussion can be shed on mental health issues, particularly since so many of us suffer in silence, too afraid to reach out for help. Having suffered through my own struggles with severe depression, I have gone through and…

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Day: I’ve Lost Count

So many of you have probably wondered what has happened to me over the past few months, and where have I been hiding. To be honest, i’ve been so tired from work and going out all the time i’ve had little time to write about how i’ve been feeling. Don’t get me wrong, i’ve felt incredibly guilty for not updating in awhile. There has been a lot on my mind lately that I needed to get off my chest. “So how’s the depression going miss?”, by now you would think that I would be fine and everything would be dandy.…

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“Depression is NOT a Mental Illness”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jamie-flexman/depression-mental-illness_b_3931629.html This is a post I happened to find awhile ago, but I kept forgetting to share about the misconceptions about depression. Take some time to read the short blog entry and feel free to share! Feel free to let me know your thoughts or share other articles you may have come across, it’s been awhile since i’ve updated and heard from anyone following my blog šŸ™‚ —————————————— It’s physical This is a short article that I wish to get out there because it constantly irritates me about the many misconceptions regarding depression, what it is and who gets it.…

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Twelve Steps to Positive Change

1. Avoid depressive-thinking traps 2. Exercise 3. Eat healthily 4. Get adequate rest and sleep 5. Use downtime constructively 6. Maintain positive relations 7. Resolve conflicts quickly 8. Get fresh air and sunshine 9. Stick to priorities 10. Each day do something novel 11. Make a daily change in routine 12. Persist – From the book “The Cognitive Behavioural Workbook for Depression” by William J. Knaus

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