Ten Tips in Taming Your Depression

1. Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on ambitious new responsibilities until you’ve solidly begun a structured treatment process. 2. Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and do what can be done, as it canContinue reading “Ten Tips in Taming Your Depression”

The Sheer Hopelessness of Mental Illness

This was written in March of 2012. Right or wrong, it was where I was at with my illness. I hope it will bless, and bring hope into that situation that seems very hopeless: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 Depression can feel hopeless. I’ve seemedContinue reading “The Sheer Hopelessness of Mental Illness”

A Failure to Understand [An Excerpt]

Excerpt from “A Firm Place to Stand” BY MARJA BERGEN I’m disappointed when friends and family who know me well say things that reveal a gross misunderstanding of depression and how it affects those of us who suffer from it. One person close to me thought depression was something we bring on when we feelContinue reading “A Failure to Understand [An Excerpt]”

Instability and the Believer

I feel good, too good— and it concerns me. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I’ve been down this road before.  I guess this is my big issue with Bipolar Disorder (BP);  its unpredictability, the way you  fluctuate.  You get up in the morning and you immediately have to start analyzing your mood.  “Am I moreContinue reading “Instability and the Believer”