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When Depression Tries to Silence You, Silence It by Opening Up

It's been a long winter in my mind and community.

I've been thinking about depression a lot, lately.

I don't know if it's because most of the days in January and February were filled with gray skies, rainy days, random snow storms, overwhelming flu, and frigid temperatures, but they probably didn't help anyone's moods.

Many people I know have been kissed by winter's cold, icy lips this season and it feels like many of us...
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Good and Bad Ways to Cope with Depression

I feel consumed by darkness like the house in this photo

This winter, however, has felt frigid in both my heart and community.

The temperature, much like my moods, has been up and down leaving my body scrambling to adjust and often sick, achy, and utterly exhausted.

I've been in a seething, foul, and agitated state for what seems like weeks. I don't know for how long though because my memory seems to be under...
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Driving While Bipolar

There was a demo of a video car racing game at the mall the other day and I became fascinated by the reactions of the people who were trying it out. I stayed around for a couple of hours and did an informal study of the phenomenon.

I watched almost 100 people drive into walls and other cars and asked 25 of them what they thought was the reason for so many crashes....
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Mood vs Behavior Disorder

Another notion that needs to be challenged is that depression and bipolar are "mood disorders," while hallucinations and delusions are "thought disorders." There is nothing wrong with having moods, thoughts, feelings, visions, delusions, or any other experiences. The problem is our behavior.

Mood is "a...
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