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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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Shared Stories of Depression - Trisha's Recovery Journey by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Through my Facebook group I have had many people share their stories with me. Today I would like to share Trisha's story with you.  Trisha's Story I am a 42-year o ... Read on »
Shared Stories of Depression - Trisha's Recovery Journey by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Through my Facebook group I have had many people share their stories with me. Today I would like to share Trisha's story with you.  Trisha's Story I am a 42-year o ... Read on »
Shared Stories of Depression - Michael's Depression by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Through my Facebook group I have had many people share their stories with me. Today I would like to share Michael's story with you.  Michael's Story I  haven't ... Read on »
Shared Stories of Depression - Michael's Depression by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Through my Facebook group I have had many people share their stories with me. Today I would like to share Michael's story with you.  Michael's Story I  haven't ... Read on »
How do you know if you have depression? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Do you know the difference between depression and just feeling sad? For the longest time, I didn't. As a teenager I felt as though something was wrong with me, but I d ... Read on »
How do you know if you have depression? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Do you know the difference between depression and just feeling sad? For the longest time, I didn't. As a teenager I felt as though something was wrong with me, but I d ... Read on »
Hockey Player Kevin Bieksa and the One Voice Campaign by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) in conjunction with Fraser Health and Provincial Health Services Authority, and BC Children’s Hospital announced the launch of M ... Read on »
Hockey Player Kevin Bieksa and the One Voice Campaign by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) in conjunction with Fraser Health and Provincial Health Services Authority, and BC Children’s Hospital announced the launch of M ... Read on »
Is Laughter the Best Medicine? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When I was younger I rarely watched comedies, never listened to upbeat music or read "light" books. I focused on the depressing, because I thought it was real. Somewhere al ... Read on »
Guest Blog - Shortcuts to Inner Peace by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here is a guest post by Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW Approximately 10% of Americans -- that’s close to twenty-one million people -- suffer from depression. Some accoun ... Read on »
Happy New Year's, or is it? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just like Christmas, New Year's can be a very difficult time. Some people are able to make resolutions, develop new plans, and feel as though they have started the year ane ... Read on »
I survived Christmas! by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Every year I find Christmas especially difficult. I don't know if it's the stress for perfection, the financial drain, the lack of sunlight, or a combination of all three. ... Read on »
Fighting Stress by Avoiding Sugar by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This morning I was bubbling with energy, and having a generally good morning. I by-passed the coffee for the 5th day in a row and raved about how well I was doing without i ... Read on »
Feels like friendship by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I just wanted to take a moment to tell each of you what a difference you've made in my life. When I write in my blog, I don't feel like I'm writing my thoughts for stranger ... Read on »
Learning to ask for help by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The lesson I learned in therapy today is that it's okay to ask for help. It's funny how many times I need to be reminded of that and must re-learn that seemingly simple les ... Read on »
Paxil Again by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A while back I tried getting off Paxil and started taking Wellbutrin. I managed to cut my dose of Paxil in half, but stopped there due to anxiety attacks. After seeing ... Read on »
Request to take survey by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Online Survey Invitation  Have you ever been diagnosed with some form of clinical depression (including, but NOT limited to, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorde ... Read on »
Taekwondo by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Last week I decided that I needed to do something about the boredom I've been experiencing. It's been a little too wet for me to ride my mountain bike, and there isn't snow ... Read on »
Remembrance Day by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My Grandpa, WWII Today is the 11 day of the 11 month, which is Remembrance Day in Canada and other Commonwealth countries. It is a statutory holiday. ... Read on »
Guest Post - How I Cured my Depression by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today I'm featuring a guest post from Jane Henderson. Enjoy! How I Cured my Depression My name is Jane and I suffered from depression and anxiety for over 20 ... Read on »