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Hope Despite Depression Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
My name is Christine. I have been living with several mental illnesses since childhood. Over... Full Bio
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Narayanan Krishnan: Protecting the Powerless by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Narayanan Krishnan brings hot meals and dignity to  India's homeless and destitute through his nonprofit trust I happened to come across this video which was ... Read on »
Perspective: Living with Someone Who's Depressed by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On a blog entitled " Sugar Filled Emotions: Life with Depression and Diabetes " I came across a post entitled "My Daughter Speaks Out..." by Melissa Mashburn.  Besides c ... Read on »
Pets Suffer From Anxiety & Depression Too by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I didn't want to do it... put my sweet baby girl (errr... cat) on an antidepressant.  After all I don't like that I'm on them.  When my vet first told me that my cat has ... Read on »
Putting Things Into Perspective by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Yesterday I had the privilege of watching my niece and nephew.  I don't have any kids of my own so my nieces and nephews are very dear to me.  Being around them makes me ... Read on »
Question Everything by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In my last post I truly thought that I was spiraling out of control again.  It scared me to think how easily I could slip back into that dark hole especially when I had b ... Read on »
Searching For My Niche by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When I started my blog in September I had no idea how much of a difference it would make on my life.  Within two short months I have made considerable progress on my long ... Read on »
Self Harm - Helpful Information by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Definition By Mayo Clinic staff   Self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's not meant as a suicide att ... Read on »
Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I just started to read the above mentioned book written by writer and journalist Sally Brampton.  Since I've only begun, I have to say - so far so good.  I can tell within t ... Read on »
Slip Slidin' Away by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It's been over 10 years since I had the amazing opportunity to see Paul Simon in concert.  It was one of the best concerts I have ever been t ... Read on »
Suicide Ads Projected Under Bridge Jumpers by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Kiefaber on Sep 28 2010 Marketing stunts can be a lot of things—funny, weird, innovative, maudlin, he ... Read on »
Suprise! Surprise! Trying New Meds! by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Okay, so I'm finally back from my psych doctor appointment (and after waiting for at least an hour at Walgreens to get the new meds filled).  My depression meds have changed ... Read on »
Surviving Depression: A Mindful Way by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Are you looking for something, anything - that will give you a moments worth of peace from the constant negative thoughts swirling around in your head?  Then take a moment t ... Read on »
Synchronicity ~ You HAVE to Read This! by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Synchronicity - a term coined by Carl Jung is: "a "happen chance" that occurs that is in perfect alignment with your thoughts or ideas. Often mistaken as coincidences, sync ... Read on »
Teen Bullying and Suicide: Life WILL Get Better by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'd like to share with you an emotional speech given by Fort Worth, Texas City Councilman Joel Burns.  Due to the recent teen suicide tragedies in the United States, City Co ... Read on »
The Brief Moment When The Dark Clouds Lifted by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For the longest time I haven't been able to see the beauty in anything.  I used to love going for a car ride just to take in the beauty of nature that was all around me.  I ... Read on »
The Chilean Miners ~ Truly Inspirational! by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm currently watching live feed of a rescue worker being lowered down (in a capsule) into a hole in order to rescue the 33 miners that have been trapped underground for 69 ... Read on »
The Climb by Emma Nurton by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Climbing up a mountain, Pulling yourself higher andhigher.Out of the pit of misery.Things seem to look brighter.Grass is growing, Birds aresinging,And the sun emerges from ... Read on »
The Cracked Pot by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I kept coming across the words "The Cracked Pot" through various sites and never took the time to see what it was all about, until today.  I absolutely love this poem.  ... Read on »
The First Step by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have officially completed my first step.  It's a minor step, but it still has significance.  Today I am officially off Pristiq and back on Fluoxetine (Prozac).  I decided ... Read on »
The Influence of Culture on the Expression of Depression by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A study conducted by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada, compared groups of people, one in Canada and the others in Asia, as to how ... Read on »