Depression and Chronic Illness: Learning How To Cope

Depression and Chronic Illness: Learning How To Cope

Depression and chronic illness can often strike together. If you have dealt with a chronic illness for any length of time, then you’ve probably dealt with depression. For some, depression is just another symptom of their disease. It’s an unwelcome complication...
Diabetes and Depression: Warning Signs and Coping Strategies

Diabetes and Depression: Warning Signs and Coping Strategies

It is no surprise that diabetes doubles the risk of depression. Between balancing our diets, timing our insulin intakes, scheduling exercise, and managing the highs and lows of blood-sugar levels, things can get tough. This daily regimen is quite overwhelming and, if...
How To Cope With Depression: My Personal Story

How To Cope With Depression: My Personal Story

How to cope with depression? is possibly the forlorn question on your mind. As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I am no stranger to depression, and my experiences can help you in your struggle with it. Although Bipolar depression has its differences, it shares many...
How to get out of depression

How to get out of depression

How to get out of depression: My own life story about my bouts with depression in the midst of battling my parents’ diseases, and my own ailment. I had to fight hard to survive my own depression.  I have described my own depression as a “labyrinth of my fears”...
Bipolar support groups: Relate, learn and cope better

Bipolar support groups: Relate, learn and cope better

Bipolar support groups are a must for anyone dealing with the Bipolar disorder. Keep up with new medications, new therapy modalities, for some day, you might be able to say, “Bipolar Disorder isn’t forever.”    I had a rocky start to life. Colic, sleep dysregulation,...
How To Cope With Depression

How To Cope With Depression

When we think about the issue of depression, we often picture a sad and socially withdrawn individual struggling to cope with basic everyday life. Our North American culture tends to view those suffering from this condition as being weak-minded, mentally unstable, or...