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Mind: Talking about suicide so we decrease the number of people who die by suicide.

Suicide is not reversible. Stop before you do it….. I wanted to post on mental health in May but did not because I wanted current statistics: When I last researched mental health five or six years ago, the World Health … Continue reading

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Personal Health Log. Riding out the Storm. Living with Depression 1 of 9

I am posting this series again as a response to the death of a much loved, well-known man, Robin Williams. He killed himself. While the spotlight is on depression, I want to add another person’s experience living with severe depression, … Continue reading

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Personal Health Log. Riding out the Storm. Living with Depression. 7 of 9

Two weeks ago everything fell apart and I ended up in the psychiatric emergency room. Some days I feel I’m looking at a film of life rather than being immersed in it, physically alive. In contrast, when Joseph was home … Continue reading

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Personal Health Log. Riding out the Storm. Living with Depression. 8 of 9

My problems became apparent to me late last summer, but I muddled along until just after the new year began. I lost the ability to muddle rather dramatically one morning and ended up in the acute psychiatric service. The fallout … Continue reading

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Personal Health Log. Riding out the Storm. Living with Depression. 9 of 9

Healing from illness, injury, or psychological trauma is rarely linear. We do not get better and better. We have days where we feel we can beat our problems, even if only a bit at a time. Other days we feel … Continue reading

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