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”...
Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

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,...
How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

EvI have described my own depression as a “labyrinth of my fears” or a “cell of despair”. Anyone who suffers from depression knows first-hand the daily struggle it entails. It is a battle against mind and body. There have been days when my body literally felt too...
Bipolar Disorder: Why I’m Stuck on Medication for Life

Bipolar Disorder: Why I’m Stuck on Medication for Life

I had a rocky start to life. Colic, sleep dysregulation, separation anxiety, utter fear and unrest, all before the age of 5. I saw child psychologists, school psychologists, and even had meetings with teachers. Nothing helped. My moods were unstable since square one,...
Ways to Help and Save a Suicidal Person

Ways to Help and Save a Suicidal Person

Being suicidal is an unlawful choice that can make someone take his or her own life. This happens due to some depressed thoughts, uncontrollable circumstances or unrequited questions. In fact, many people commit suicide every day around the world. In the United...
Mood Management Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Mood Management Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by mood swings. Patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder fight mood swings to lead a productive life. The manic or depressive episodes make it hard for someone to cope with the uninvited fluctuations. Let’s...