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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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The World Lost Carrie Fisher Too Soon: Impact of Bipolar Disorder on Our Physical Health

The sudden death yesterday of Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, brought great sadness to the many lives she touched.  Carrie, and Leia, were known as feisty, courageous, formidable women and Carrie carried that bravely in her battle against bipolar disorder and recovering substance abuse.  She was a real-life advocate for mental illness and approached it with a wry sense of humor, something that comes through[…]

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