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The Losses of Depression: Grieve Them Now and Move On

I had an interesting conversation the other day about the losses we all experience when receiving a diagnosis of mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder.  Yes, losses.  At first glance it seems unfair, given that there is such a large burden to carry with the illness.  But it does happen and is something we need to acknowledge and deal with, otherwise the effect of these losses will come back to haunt you. What[…]

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Words of Wisdom From A Navy Seal

A friend of mine recently sent me a You Tube link to a most interesting talk I’d like to share with you.  It’s not specific to depression or psychology at all.  The speaker offered many valuable life tips that we can all benefit from, whether we have a mood disorder or not.  It was the 2014 University of Texas at Austin Commencement Address given by Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, a Navy Seal Commander and[…]

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When Depression Hits, Adjust Our Sails

Some years ago I found a 4 inch coaster with a saying on it that has become so meaningful to me I keep it in a prominent place on my desk. A very similar quote has been attributed to Thomas S. Monson. The verse is We cannot direct the winds but we can adjust our sails. Think about this for a minute.  It has so many applications to our lives, whether we are depressed or[…]

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