Tools and techniques for seasonal affective disorder and depression

Last week, I made the decision to call my doctor and increase my antidepressant medication for the winter. I dread the holidays. And the last two winters left me in a severe and active depressive state. Therefore, this year, I am being proactive and increase my meds and introducing new tools and techniques in helping … More Tools and techniques for seasonal affective disorder and depression

My new antidepressant doesn’t cure my depression

****This is a personal account. Please seek the advice from a professional or your doctor before starting, ending, or switching medications. Not all medications work the same for everyone. Talk to your doctor to find the right one for you****   Okay. Let’s talk about my new medication. I switched from paroxetine (SSRI) and now … More My new antidepressant doesn’t cure my depression

Don’t let SAD (seasonal affective disorder) get you down

Ah January, you cold, frigid, ugly month. You are deceiving to me. The sun is shining bright outside, yet you are arctic cold. It hurts to breathe. Your arrival is a glamour, fun, party. Making me think of goals, resolutions, and changes. Ha, but I know you better than that. You and your bestie February … More Don’t let SAD (seasonal affective disorder) get you down

You are not alone with mental illness (Hope for those thinking suicide)

I don’t know you. But I know how you feel. I know what it feels like to be on the outskirts of the crowd. I know what it feels like to be smack dab in the middle. I know what if feels like to feel inadequate. Unloved. Unappreciated. Awkward. Alone. Nervous. Sad. Depressed. Anxious. High … More You are not alone with mental illness (Hope for those thinking suicide)