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The Sunflower, Yellow and Hope: Rebranding to Destigmatize Depression One Lowe’s Mood-lite at a Time

I have been missing quite a bit lately, and figured it was about time I gave a reason for my disappearance.  It isn't that I don't love writing about my experience with ADHD -- I do.  It's therapeautic and I love talking to all of you and hearing your stories and suggestions.

I have been MIA and have not written, quite frankly, because of all of the wonderful things added to my schedule and my ADHD. ...
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Addictions

Happy Mental Health Blogging Day! Please Join Us in the Global Mental Health Movement

It is so amazing how organizations are popping up all over the world helping us join forces to tackle mental health diseases.  I was privileged enough to speak in Athens, Greece a few years ago about iFred's rebranding depression work, and learned from countries around the world just how important it is we work together to solve our greatest challenges.

I've just recently been asked to join their advisory board, and continue...
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ADHD

ADHD, PMS and Women: Mastering Monthly Hormones When You Have ADHD

I haven't read studies, but I have to believe that women with ADHD have a much harder time coping with PMS than those without it.  I have always had depression, but my life was mixed with alcohol which makes things a lot less clear, as it is always changing your brain chemistry.

When I quit drinking completely at 33, and started living a more aware life sitting through any type of feeling, I...
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ADHD

Time to Stop Beating Ourselves Up, Charles Darwin, and Gaining Perspective

I'm at a complete standstill, as a matter of fact it was hard to write this blog today.  My mind feels like it's on vacation, only it hasn't gone anywhere.  The more I try to work, the harder it is to do so.

In all honesty, my brain is probably saying it needs a break, a long, well-deserved break for having fought so many tough issues for so many years straight.  Only I don't listen, I...
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Celebrate the Global Month of Hope for Depression



I won't do this often, but today I do have to write and wish everyone a happy Global Day of Hope and ask you to check out our depression branding work and think about signing our petition. I run a nonprofit for depression called iFred -- the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression, and today is marking the first ever day in...
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