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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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Don't Quit by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here's a well-known poem I'm sure many of you have already heard, yet it continues to inspire me to this very day.  It's a much shorter version than what is out there (I act ... Read on »
The Little Book of Stress ~ FUNNY ~ by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I came across this little book while I was trying to find a different one on my bookshelf.  I think it was a sign - This book cracks me up - but I love dumb humor. Just ... Read on »
Doctor Horror Stories by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Well, I'm off to see my psych doctor today.  I've kind of lost faith in him.  I started to lose faith when he kept screwing up facts about my life.  What facts you might won ... Read on »
Under Construction by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm still slowing getting used to this whole "blog business" and I'm slowly (but surely) getting the hang of it! :)  I'm in the process of adding as much helpful information ... Read on »
U2 - Stuck in a Moment Video by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health U2 is my absolute all-time favorite band (behind The Beatles of course! :)  This is one of their many songs that I used to listen to all the time - it helped get me through ... Read on »
Has Anyone Ever Tried Going Off ALL Meds & Starting Fresh? by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For almost two decades I've been on one medication or another and I know they all cause interactions with the other which therefore means I have to take another pill to comb ... 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 »
Blah by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I can't think of a better word to describe how I'm feeling right now. I mean - I should feel okay at least  - It's a decent day outside - nice and cool, sun's out - my ... Read on »
Knowledge is Power by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am so happy to be back with my wonderful therapist who has helped me through many downward spirals in the past.  I truly believe in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) whic ... 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 »
Inspirational Poem by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health THE GUEST HOUSE This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. ... Read on »
Great Session Today by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I was glad I had an appointment with my therapist today but I didn't have high expectations for it either.  I'm happy to report that it went really well!  We were able to ge ... Read on »
Dead Inside by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm too scared of death to ever commit suicide but I'm scared of living an empty life day after day.  My god - it's never been this bad before.  I see no point in ANYTHING - ... Read on »