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Cosmo B. Patient Expert

Lawrence, Kansas
I'm just an average guy who like a lot of folks has had some dealings with depression in my life. The primary cause was from traumatic life events over a short period of time. The suicide of a good friend, the death of my best friend from cancer, divorce and subsequent alienation from my daughter,... Full Bio
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Emotion of the Moment by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Last Friday my wife and I met at the courthouse to file for divorce. The clerk told us that they’d had several couples lately who’d used Legal Zoom to do their divorce. He c ... Read on »
Rethinking Mental Health by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve been asked to help promote and participate with the website http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/mentalhealth. It’s a great cause. Please take a look! For far too long, ... Read on »
A full plate by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Indeed my life of late is a full plate.  Our 2 old dogs just died, my son’s going to be a father and I’m in the middle of a divorce. A very friendly divorce but it’s still t ... Read on »
Killer Stress by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I just watched the PBS documentary Killer Stress. Wow, what an eye opener. Here’s a short clip. Read on »
Cautiously Floating by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Over lunch I had an appointment with my banker to go over the refinancing of my mortgage. I’m trying to see if I can refinance at a lower interest rate. He had me sign of ... Read on »
And The Time Came . . . by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Yesterday I took my dad out for a drive to the sunflower fields north of town. Ever since mom passed and we moved dad to town, I’ve taken this little pilgrimage with him. ... Read on »
Coming and Going by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Our dog Gertie, a 14+ year old Australian Shepherd, died in her sleep last night. She had started to have problems since Marley was put down last month. This last week she ... Read on »
Wednesday Links by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression You can be an multi-millionaire superstar athlete and still walk a black dog. Michael Beasley an Unlikely Pioneer Michael Beasley Checks in to Rehab for Depression ... Read on »
Making Lemonade by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It seems like a long time since I last posted anything. Over the last few weeks a lot has happened. My wife and I have decided to divorce. It’s amicable and for that I’m ver ... Read on »
Link by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve found myself tiring lately of writing about the black dog - so here’s a wonderful little film about Dog and God Read on »
Learning to let the world turn without you by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A week or so back I discovered that my daughter has an account on one of the social network sites. I found this through my son’s account where she had responded to something ... Read on »
An Old Soldier by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Today’s link: Antidepressant use doubles in US, study finds Visiting dad yesterday I found him sitting in his room staring into space. He looked up, smiled and said cheer ... Read on »
Work, chaos and depression by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I live in a Dilbert cartoon. Since my move to a different department at work I’ve been involved with advertising and marketing. Everything you’ve ever heard, seen or read ab ... Read on »
Exercise and Depression by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression More proof of the positive effects of exercise on depression. World champ helped my mental health Thanks to Mark for that link! Read on »
Dreams and depression by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The black dog of depression likes to keep you awake at night. You’ll often have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or you’ll wake early. Your dreams may be especiall ... Read on »
Monday morning links by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression What a wonderful story. World’s Oldest Man, Passes Into History Cigarettes, whiskey and wild wild women Read on »
Fathers, sons and the black dog by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The other night my son came in and starting asking me about different side business ventures he was thinking of to supplement his income. He’s a barber in a college town an ... Read on »
Weeding your depression garden. by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Back around the first part of June I took a staycation where I stayed at home and worked in my yard during my vacation time. I worked my rear end off digging up my flowerbe ... Read on »
Tuesday link! by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Do you or a woman you know suffer from major depression? If so you may be interested in this study - Depression Study for Women Read on »
Passing to the Spiritland by Cosmo B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Over the weekend I drove out in the country looking for some scenic farmland or other landscapes to photograph. I plan on using them to paint from since I can’t actually pai ... Read on »