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Bipolar Depression

Depression at Work: 4 Tips to get You back on Track

I believe depression at work is one of the hardest mental illness symptoms to manage.  It kills productivity to the point that it becomes too costly to ignore.  It is estimated that each year employers lose about $44 billion due to the ramifications of depression on the job site.

It’s no wonder there are stigmas towards mental health.  Employers do not want to hire personnel whose illness causes problems to the point of missing work – for many days each calendar year.  And if...


ADHD

Is our brain indestructible like Superman?

Our Brains get Sick just like our Tonsils
Many people think our brain is indestructible like Superman.  The Man of Steel "possesses the powers of flight, superhuman strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, cold breath, super-speed, enhanced hearing, and nigh-invulnerability. While Superman is immensely strong both in terms of muscle power...


Anxiety

Blasting Anxiety with Prayer

I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)GAD equates to having anxiety about everything at a very high frequency.  The recent psychiatrist I am seeing told me I have extreme anxiety.  Now, I have never heard of that one before.  I guess "extreme" anxiety could...


General

Music that Comforts the Soul

Music has always been a part of my life. From classical to jazz to Christian rock, I have always found music that comforts the soul. While living with a mental illness, my connection with music is even more amazingly real and powerfully healing.

I have...


Mental Health

Suicide Signs – Recent Facts on Suicide

"When we look at causes of death by age, it may surprise many that suicide is the number 2 cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10-24. Suicide is second only to accidental deaths in these age groups.  The unfortunate statistic is...


Bipolar Depression

Bipolar Depression – I can’t do this!

Mania, depression, mixed episodes, and ultra-rapid cycling circle around me like the music notes of a wind ensemble.  Mood swings cycle through my head in crescendos and decrescendos. With psittacotic waves of psychotic encounters, on most days I either have hallucinations, delusions or paranoia.

In the...