LIFE WITH CHRONIC DISEASES

How Art Helped to Heal Me

How Art Helped to Heal Me

The first time I learned of suicide was on a skiing trip when I was fifteen years old. My Dad and I were on a winter retreat through his work. My Dad’s friend was there. We had skied with his family before. I knew that he had a son the same age as me. As I waved “Hi”...

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The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

One day, while my children were in art class, I received a call that my Mom had fallen. She has an alert system that calls three numbers when she falls and unable to get up. I pulled my two children out of art class. We drove as fast as the speed limit allowed to my...

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Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I am no stranger to depression. Although Bipolar depression has its differences, it shares many factors with Major Depressive Disorders: isolation, changes in appetite, poor sleep, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, disinterest,...

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