A Depression episode is NOT fun. We are unable to do things, and we watch helplessly as projects we are doing fail. We can't even do personal or home maintenance. We stop going out and meeting people because we can't get out of the house and because we become afraid of people. During the depression... Continue Reading →
You might not know what to say to someone who has just come out of a depression episode. No need to be awkward, do this.
What you can do if a friend who is has depression or is bipolar and has been out of contact for a while.
I cope well with failed activities and tasks, but it is awkward when they come up in conversations with others. Things I can do and things family and friends can do to deal with this.
What happens if you are having a panic attack / anxiety attack and you venture out to meet with people. Why doing this may be a good thing even if you don't like doing it.
Parents get most of the headaches when dealing with bipolar kids. They almost inevitably are the ones who have to pick up the pieces when their child has a meltdown, are often the ones who have to deal with a troubled child through the teens and twenties and thirties, and possibly later. And in all the... Continue Reading →
Why it's difficult for us when we are coming out of a depression episode. Useful for family and friends as well as bipolar / depressed persons.
My partner is bipolar. Out of the blue, our relationship became difficult and we are hardly communicating now. When we last spoke I said that I understand the need for space, but I'm afraid my partner will just completely let go of me. If your thoughts are something like this and you are confused, you... Continue Reading →
Wondering if you are depressed? Here are the signs to look for, sorted from the mild ones that appear early in a depression episode to the awful ones that signal a bad depression episode.
I get by... When I'm depressed, I need help in order to prevent myself from staying home and hiding. Yeah, I do that . It turns out there is nothing I can do to stop this from happening. Once the depression kicks in, I'm pretty much caught in its patterns, and I can't get out... Continue Reading →