Tag: depression

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I want to share a story with you that both frustrated me and made me want to see change happen. I spoke in an earlier blog post about self-advocacy. It’s important, and people should do it more often. However, there are times where you don’t think you should have to advocate for yourself because the…




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My initial reason in creating this blog was to help people understand the kind of mental health issues I struggle with, and also inform them of other types of mental health struggles. I wanted to help people understand they are not alone. There are people out there that understand how you feel. And I have…




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May 11

Myself

Self-care. It’s the buzzword of the 21st century. I guess because a lot of us suck at it… There are over 242 words with the prefix “self”, and I am very good at quite a few of them: self-awareness, self-control, selflessness, as well as self-loathing, self-pity and self-harm. But there are a few key words I…




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The psychological trauma of Depression is increasingly seen as a chronic Inflammatory illness. Chronic Inflammation can have a profound effect on your mental health stability. As noted in one of the 2012 study from the journal Neuropsychopharmacology: When the Immune system is under attack an Inflammatory effect takes place. When under attack Cytokines are released…




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Leucine Depression is in part from this Branched Chain Amino Acid. Leucine helps muscle function in the facial structure after exercise. Exercise aids depression simply because the facial muscles can be corrected away from sadness. This is via re-stretching the lips and outer eyes muscles. It is where looks from Psychosocial interaction can see the…




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May 8

I dream

I dream that one day I will be freed from the shackles of anxiety’s chaos. Freed from the pounding heart, shallow breaths and rattled nerves – the insecurities, fears and chronic doubts. Freed from the desire to tear at my nails, scratch up my hands and carve into my own soft flesh. I dream that one…




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Some days I want to live. Some days I want to die. I’m not suicidal – not any more. Or not at the moment at any rate. If I’m careful with self care, and practice what has been preached the past 12 months, I can expect to die from natural causes in the distant future, and…




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We have to acknowledge that adolescence is that time of transition where we begin to introduce to children that life isn’t pretty, that there are difficult things, there are hard situations, it’s not fair. Bad things happen to good people. – Laurie Anderson. When I was growing up, I often had one consistent thought: “If…




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… I thought you’d gone away. I thought we had a little chat and I told you we can’t be friends any more. Why did you come back? And when are you going to leave? While you were gone, I had the energy to get out of bed and do stuff. You know? Like wash my…




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May 3

Anger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha. Do you remember when being a child meant that your biggest worry was whether or not you’d be able to have cookies before dinner or whether or…