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Monthly Archives: May 2016



For the families: Notes on the subtle art of listening

Feeling lost on what you can say or do to help your loved one who has depression?  This blog is for you, the family members and close friends of someone who has depression or bipolar disorder.  You may sometimes find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.  You see your loved one struggling to deal with the symptoms of this illness and may not know exactly what to say or do that would be helpful.  Some might[…]

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Depression does not define you

Depression does not define you.  With depression, some of us may have difficulty remembering what we were like before the episode.  We struggle to separate the symptoms of depression from “my regular self.”  Depression is a set of symptoms.  It is not what makes you “you,” does not make you who you are.  You are more than your depression, more than a set of symptoms.  You have personality, character traits (like kindness or a sense[…]

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Mother’s Day – joy for some, sorrow for others

Mother’s Day means different things to different people.  It has been around a long time, dating back to the early Greeks and Romans in 250 BC, then again in 1600 AD England as “Mothering Sunday,” and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. The holiday is observed in different forms throughout the world, but the intent is the same – to honor the mothers or grandmothers who raised us. In the current era, Mother’s Day[…]

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