The difference between being alone and Being Alone
This was inspired by a friend who recently went through a dark, in-the-rabbit-hole period. I told him it was fine to want to BE alone, but that I’d remind him he was not alone. Every few hours I texted things like “I’m still here. I still care.” Or “If you change your mind and want some company, I can be there in an hour,” etc. When I don’t know what to do for someone, I do what I’d want someone to do for me.It helps to know we’re not alone!
Self Help (Duff The Psych)
A psychologist and author, whose specialty is taking
complex psychological issues and breaking them down into plain language,
offers some techniques to help manage depression.
Duff the Psych’s website: http://www.duffthepsych.com/
Power in numbers!
Here’s the link if you’d like to join us. It’s a supportive, respectful, and closely-monitored online community: https://www.facebook.com/GivingVoiceToDepression/
Hard-earned Silver Lining
When we spoke with Dr. Patrick Corrigan, who heads the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, in the podcast episode “Fighting Stigma,” he spoke of the qualities and virtues he has found and/or developed as a result of battling mental health issues. It’s a good reminder. As I have often said, it’s certainly not the method by which most of us would chose to learn lessons of resiliency and empowerment, but if we have to deal with depression’s demons on one end, we may as well acknowledge the life-changing opportunities/gifts on the other. With that, I step down from my tiny soapbox.
Not sure what the difference is between sad and depressed? Find out.
Giving Voice to Depression recenlty devoted an episode to the question. Find the podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Overcast, etc. and on our website GivingVoiceToDepression.com It’s a good thing to know, for yourself and others. Be informed.