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Jamie L. Patient Expert

Surrey, Canada
I have battled with depression since the age of 12 and hid my struggles for many years. Now I use my experience to help others!
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10 Things You Can Do to Overcome Depression by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here's a wonderful article from Dr. Paul T.P. Wong that I have permission to reprint. I hope you find it helpful! 10 Things You Can Do to Overcome Depression By Paul T ... Read on »
A Chance to Change the Past by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over the past year my blogging has been anything but regular. Instead my posts have been few and far between. I've decided it's time to get back to blogging regularly. So be ... Read on »
A Death in the Family by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On Monday night I was sitting on the couch when the phone rang. My husband answered it and said, "Oh that's too bad. I'm really sorry." My Grandpa hasn't been doing ... Read on »
A Movie Review by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I watched an excellent movie the other night and wrote a review of it for the International Network on Personal Meaning. I thought I would post it here.... Movie Review: ... Read on »
A new bundle of joy! by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I gave birth on Wednesday, May 24 to a beautiful baby girl! She weighs 7 lbs 5 oz and is completely adorable! Once Jordan decided to come into this world, she came in a hurr ... Read on »
A poem for my Grandma by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health She doesn’t know me Not any more I remind her of someone She just can’t place Her hands look so old And she picks At her age spots In confusion I ... Read on »
A Sense of Accomplishment by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In my last post I was a little concerned about surviving while my kids were away camping. I just never know when depression will rear it's ugly head and down time can be p ... Read on »
A tendency to obsess by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over the years I have come to realize that I have a tendency to obsess over things. In fact, it doesn’t look like I can have an interest unless it’s something I completely o ... Read on »
A Tragic Day by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today I received some terrible news, my friend and her family were driving home from spring break last night and were in a car accident. My friend died in the accid ... Read on »
Allowing Myself to Just Feel by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As you probably understand, the last few days have been difficult after learning of the death of my friend . At any given moment I find myself tearing up with memories or w ... Read on »
Am I emotionally up for this? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Last night I received a phone call from my mom. She wanted me to run up to the hospital and see my Grandpa. Apparently he was in a bad way and this could be my last opportu ... Read on »
An illness by any other name... by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The other day I was watching a commercial for medication for fibromyalgia and I totally related to it. The narrator asked if I had muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and troub ... Read on »
An inspirational interview by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Yesterday I interviewed a very inspirational gentleman for the newspaper. When my story is published in the paper, I’ll post a link. Until then, I wanted to tell you about h ... Read on »
Another Excellent Article by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I finally had a second to get on the internet today and noticed that I haven't posted here in a while. Fortunately my lack of posts have NOT been due to bouts of depression, ... Read on »
Are you happy? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today the sun broke through and pushed the rain away, literally speaking. Where I live in the pacific northwest it's rainy a lot of the time. We can go weeks without seeing ... Read on »
Attack of the Killer Cold by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm sick with a brutal cold. I think it's killing me. I’ve noticed that when most people get sick with the cold or flu, they approach it with the stiff upper lip policy ... Read on »
Attention Creative People by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here's something interesting that I just ran across... Experts say there have been more than 20 studies that suggest an increased rate of bipolar and depressive illnesse ... Read on »
Back Again by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It's been a while since I've posted and I'm not as exhausted anymore. And although I am feeling better, it took almost a full week of terrible withdrawal symptoms to get thi ... Read on »
Bah Humbug by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am scrooge. I’m not sure when it started or why, but I really have a general dislike for this time of the year. Although I try to focus on the reason for the season, ... Read on »
Being Sedentary Makes me Depressed by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just over a week ago I took a tumble on my mountain bike. I flew over the handlebars and landed on lots of rocks. Then my bike landed on top of me. I pulled myself to ... Read on »