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Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Stigma

Unconditional love

Stigma, that which puts fear in the hearts of many of those with a mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder. It should not have to be this way. A stigma is defined as a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something or someone. It is also considered a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. When applied to mental[…]

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How much exercise is enough, and how can I possibly do it?

walking

When you are depressed it may be overwhelming to hear that the current guidelines for exercise in adults is a minimum of 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week, divided up into 30 minute increments over 5 days.  Aerobic activity is any activity where you are moving your muscles and get out of breath and sweaty.  You know that it is good for your body and brain, and your general overall health.  But how in[…]

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Be open to what might help

Girl doing Yoga

You never know what might come along that could offer some benefit to managing your mood disorder and change your overall experience.  It may surprise you.  We are often creatures of habit and tend to follow the same coping routines without exploring new things.  This is especially true with depression, a time when it is particularly tough to get out and expose yourself to the ups and downs of learning something new.  With depression, your[…]

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