I’ve been a little down lately. For anyone who ever feels the effects of depression, that’s code for: crying sporadically, feeling worthless, and avoiding people in general. On the plus … Continue reading Why Do We Do What We Always Do?
So I am well aware that someone else penned (and owns) the Title: An Inconvenient Truth, and their’s was shocking and thought provoking. Earth shaking, land sliding, terrible tidal waves. … Continue reading An Inconvenient Truth
Sometimes I wonder what world optimists live in. It can’t possibly be the same as mine, because mine is one of twisting mists, overcast skies, and lurking shadows. Besides the … Continue reading Speak Up! And Your Voice Will Help You
Today. A day of prevention I must mention. Raised voices chant. Families grieve for their loss. The suffering hide in silence. A world unites to claim a day in honor … Continue reading Today, September 10th
Hi. I’m Chelsea, and I am married to a wonderful, talented, intelligent man who is pretty dumb when it comes to mental illness. Perhaps you know someone like this. Your … Continue reading Depression for Dummies
Being a part of a mental health movement makes me proud. If you know any of my stories you know I am not full of pride. What mental health movement? … Continue reading The Next Leap
Fall and Get Back Up When we fall, we get back up because we do not really have a choice otherwise. This is human nature. It isn’t as easy as … Continue reading Struggle with Self-Doubt
Today on Curing Depression, I’d like to discuss service. You may wonder why this is its own item. When I initially listed it with 10 other suggestions, I felt fairly … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Get Over Yourself and Help Somebody
I am not looking forward to this article. Whoa –what?! Why wouldn’t I want to type about happy things? I’m the expert, dishing out advice. I should be ALL OVER this topic. I’m … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Joy
Anxiety creeps in and doesn’t whisper sweet nothings into my ear. It screams at me, “You are weak! No way in hell can you do this! Quit! Go hide!” I … Continue reading Asking: Is Medication the Answer?
I learned from another blogger that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I think many of us with mental health concerns find the stigma around it to be truly terrifying. … Continue reading The First and Last of the Dark Days
While my insights here point to my own personal fight with anxiety, I believe anyone overcoming a sizable obstacle can relate. At this point I am well beyond the stage … Continue reading Fear Heckles Us from the Sideline