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San Francisco, California
My name is Christine. I have been living with several mental illnesses since childhood. Over... Full Bio
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Living Simply to Reduce Stress & Anxiety by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health                                                                                                         Photo: Andres Rueda (flickr) I was the perfect target for credit ca ... Read on »
Life is Filled with Meaningful Coincidences by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health "Synchronicity takes the coincidence of events in space and time as meaning something more than mere chance, namely, a peculiar interdependence of objective events among t ... 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 »
Depression: Out of the Shadows by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A couple of years ago PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) put together an amazing 90-minute documentary about "recognizing, treating, and researching depression" called "De ... Read on »
Depression is a Serious Illness by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Breathe in.... breathe out.... breathe in.... aaaaaand out....  I'm trying to remain calm and keep myself in check but I don't think it's working.   It's just been one of ... Read on »
Gifts For The Mind, Body & Soul by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Let's face it, most of the mail we receive is junk.  Aside from the usual bills, we are bombarded by fliers, coupons, but most of all lots and lots of catalogs!  I feel it i ... Read on »
Feel Good Clip of the Day: Chilean Miner Edison Pena's Interview on Letterman by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Photo Courtesy of Staab, CBS/AP Chilean miner Edison Pena, who was trapped for 70 days underground, tours New York.  Among the highlights: He takes in the city from the ... Read on »
Word of Advice: Watch What You're Watching by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I once saw a therapist who told me that since I was abused as a child I should never watch horror movies.  Doing so, she said,  would trigger unpleasant memories for me.  ... 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 »
Update: What a Difference a Month Makes! by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."   ~ Anonymous ~ I've had a pretty busy week.  In between my extremely constructi ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Breaking the Stigma of Men and Mood by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health photo by serhio Nineteen million people in this country suffer from depression each year and it affects people of both genders and from all walks of life ... Read on »
When Things Don't Go As Planned by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Last night my husband and I made plans to finally check out a restaurant that everyone has been buzzing about for quite some time.  Apparently the food is excellent and t ... Read on »
I Guess It's Time to Dust Off My Light Box by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm sitting here (on the couch as usual) and it's bright and sunny out - the perfect fall day.  What I should being doing is taking advantage of this nice day and at least s ... 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 »