Tag Archives: depression

From Soul-weariness to Hope

‘my soul is weary… strengthen me according to your word.’ (Psalm 119:28) I’m currently meditating on Psalm 119 – this could take a long time, it’s the longest psalm in the Book. I read those words yesterday, and thought of … Continue reading

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Crochet Saved My Life – book review

I’ve mentioned this book before: https://delemares.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/a-simple-mindfulness-exercise-for-crochetets/ The latest Talking Crochet online newsletter includes a review at: http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters.php?mode=article&article_id=2842&key=CWNL ‘A wide range of afflictions are covered in the 304 pages, such as stress/anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder/addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss … Continue reading

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LGBT and Mental Health

Nearly twice as many LGBT people have mental health problems as heterosexuals. Within that group, bisexuals and trans-gender people are even more isolated. More on this at:  http://blackdogtribe.com/news-features/lgbt-data-disparities-mental-health More than 43 percent of gay and lesbian students identified having three or more … Continue reading

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Ruby Wax on mindfulness: How our brains drive us mad

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Thompson:
Ruby Wax on mindfulness, Conway Hall, London (sorry for the rubbish quality, it was pretty dark where I was sitting for some reason, and my phone couldn’t cope) So-called ‘poster girl for mental health’,…

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reblog – depression buster meditation

Originally posted on Bipolar Lessons:
Meditation (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn_BE_BACK_on_3th_SEPT) Many of the symptoms of depression have to do with the dwelling on the past. Guilt, regret and loss are often the primary feelings you may have when you are depressed.…

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living with someone with depression

Originally posted on hometogo232:
                                              This post is not for the person who is or has suffered from Depression, but instead to the one(s) living with that person. In my case the significant other people who had to live with…

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Crochet, Mindfulnes and Healing

Crochet : a useful skill to help overcome depression mindfully. Here’s a link to an article that explains how : http://kathrynvercillo.hubpages.com/hub/Crochet-Mindfulness-and-Healing ‘a rhythmic, repetitive craft like crochet can be a terrific tool for achieving mindfulness and also because there is … Continue reading

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‘just one touch’ campaign

Originally posted on Voices of Glass:
Choose to reach out and touch the surface of one isolated puddle and you will see the ripples spread out across that puddle. But what if instead of just one isolated puddle it was…

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My Story 6 – The Turning Point

I’d been advised to have a break from teaching. Where to next? A degree is no training for anything, unless it’s a vocational degree. After a few weeks, I found a job as a laboratory technician at a plant that … Continue reading

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Living with Mental Illness – True stories

Living with Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder, etc? Here is a link to true stories of people who live with these conditions, and how they overcome them to live a life worth living: … Continue reading

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