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Monthly Archives: December 2015



Thoughts on “What’s Your Mental Health Wish for 2016?”

Did you see this really cool posting on the website Care for Your Mind™ yesterday? It is particularly meaningful at this time of the year when we think of our future goals and activities for the coming year. The Care for Your Mind™ website is a collaboration of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA) who developed it as an online community. Its purpose is to engage their members[…]

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Relationships can be Tricky

Relationships with a spouse, significant other, or family member can be very tricky to handle, especially if one or both of the persons is under stress or going through an emotional problem like depression or an otherwise tough time.  Sometimes the healthier spouse is not as understanding of your illness and may try to do things his or her own way, going as far as to trying to control or manipulate you. This is not[…]

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A reader wrote in a very good question today that has to do with rumination. You might wonder what that is exactly.  Rumination is a process where you repeatedly mull over something in your mind from the past or something you fear is about to happen; where you think very carefully and at length about the thing that is bothering you. It is usually different from “reflecting” on the moment, event or person, which is[…]

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