One thing that helped me reduce the symptoms of SAD is a light therapy box. I have to tell you this invention is really amazing and it made all the difference last year while dealing with SAD, I found this great article that gives very detailed information in what to look for in a lightbox. It is highly recommended that you talk to your doctor about light therapy.
Hi. I’m Chelsea, and I am married to a wonderful, talented, intelligent man who is pretty dumb when it comes to mental illness. Perhaps you know someone like this. Your … Continue reading Depression for Dummies
I am a planning type of person and knowing that SAD months are the hardest for me. I plan with my therapist to see her more frequently. In contrast, in the summer months, I only see my therapist once or twice a month.
I, of course, did not come up with that saying, I borrowed it from Jared Padalecki and his AKF campaign. Padalecki has always been an inspiration to me because he has found a way to live with his mental illness and still be productive. At the same time he is open about sharing his experience. It was the AKF campaign that made it possible for me to share my own story.
One day I feel overly depressed and fail to get out of bed. The next day I am manic, and I can write the next great American novel.
To be in a place where suicide is the only option isn’t as fresh in my mind, but it is the worst feeling I have ever felt in my life. I remember it well. You never forget the depths of the darkness that is suicidal thoughts. The places that my mind went to when my depression was at its darkest was hell, and it felt like there was no escape. I wanted to be anywhere but in my own body.
Empty days pass through
the hourglass of life as winter offers little hope.
Figures never stay—
words fall like snow around me but never penetrate.
As human beings, regardless of our backgrounds, we’ve become conditioned to evaluate our success in life based on the monetary value of our material possessions. The impact of this trending … Continue reading The Long Road to Betterment
I wanted to share with my blogger followers a completed chapter that will make its way into my memoir The Bipolar Writer. In this chapter, I talk about my experiences … Continue reading Chapter From my Memoir The Bipolar Writer
I sat in the waiting room clutching papers in my hand. For two weeks I had prepared to tell my doctor that I finally began seeing a therapist and that … Continue reading Stabilize
If you have ever ridden a roller coaster, you understand the excitement and fear that courses through your mind and body as you burst through the track. You experience such … Continue reading Introduction
I spend the last week working on getting my life back on track after my latest depression cycle. It’s been good and bad, to be honest. I knew at some … Continue reading Let’s Talk About my Latest Depression