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FOX TV Show “Empire” & Bipolar Disorder

A recent television episode of “Empire” that aired on FOX Networks had an interesting exchange between a father and his son who was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder as an adult. The father showed the son his latest music video, which was inspired by real life events he experienced as a child. The father’s mother was mentally ill and shot herself in front of him. The son watched the video and here’s what unfolded:

Son:...
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When your friend calls you and is depressed

Everyone’s experiences and symptoms of depression are different. People have unique coping mechanisms, and hopefully manage their episode as best they can.

When I am depressed, I do not want to talk to anyone. I avoid the phone like the plague, and often refuse to have visitors. I rarely want to leave my place. I know that is bad and unhealthy but it’s my experience. However, some people deal with depression by calling others, asking for company,...
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When you cancel your therapist session

There are a lot of reasons to cancel a session with your therapist.

I just got over my depression and am back to my job, and think, okay, I don’t want to drop money for a session when I don’t have anything to say.

And I think that’s what it comes down to. Why would you pay money and waste someone’s time when you have nothing to contribute?

Then I thought about it, and felt weird entering my new job...
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My Depression is Over, So Now What?

Whether your depression is long or short, or your recovery time is swift or slow, once you get out of a depression, it is game time.

Here are some things to consider when you are first coming out of a depression to implement into your life:

Health and Fitness: So you have to go back to the gym, cause there are no excuses now, so, get back on that horse and find another machine to use, different weights,...
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10 Things To Know About Bad Boys

Why do I like bad boys, and hate myself for it, cause I can't seem to get away from them.
What I know about bad boys:


They don't necessarily drive motorcycles, or have different clothes, or talk a certain way, they're a mystique
They knock on your door when you least expect them, or want them to, but can't help opening it
They have a sparkle in their eye that is hard to avoid
They are narcissistic beyond reason...
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Laundry: A Secret Sign of Depression

Most people think that when you’re depressed you don’t do house chores like taking out the trash, or doing the dishes, or laundry or whatever.

Depression has many faces. I don’t think you can have a list of “here are symptoms of depression” and have it fit someone’s experience of it.

Having said that, I have a new sign of depression that I recently noted.

My laundry basket isn’t full. That's weird.  Usually when I'm depressed it might overflow a...
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She Had Sex With Another Guy?!

There is something in some men that makes them lose it when they find out a women they love, or like, has had sex with another man. They run for the hills, with no explanation.

Women, we get hurt when a man has sex with another women, but we don't necessarily walk.  We get angry and heartbroken but we are more inclined to stick around at least for an explanation to or have a conversation about it.

Maybe there...
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Preparing for Seasonal Depression

I suffer from seasonal depression, and every Holiday season I start to worry that a depression will take hold, and I won't be ready for it.

My depression has started to creep up on me and it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Luckily, I went to my psychiatrist to see about increasing the milligrams of my antidepressant, which is very alarming to me cause I have never wanted to increase my medication.  If anything, I'm always trying to lower...
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