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The Stigma Strikes Back: How the Stigma facing depression made my struggle worse

The Stigma Strikes Back: How the Stigma facing depression made my struggle worse

When I decided to man up and go to battle with my depression demons, I didn’t think the real demons would be the ones outside my head. With mental health firmly in the zeitgeist, I assumed everybody would support my struggles with relative open arms. That’s exactly what happened the…

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To medicate, or not to medicate, that is the question.

I’ve rolled up my sleeves, ready to fight this darned depression. I’ve even got a fancy diagnosis, now, which just so happens to be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s kind of particular, but remember, adults with ADHD have trouble with organization, concentration and time management, and…

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How to Tell When Your Grief Becomes Depression

In my last blog post, I finally accepted I wasn’t going through a rut or bout of post-breakup sadness, when I made what I believed to be objective gains in both my career and love life, but still couldn’t find the happiness eluding me. It took me…

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Why Wonder? My Quest to Understand Depression Continues

Over a year ago I finally decided to step out of the depression closet, inspired in large part by the suicide of Robin Williams and other celebrities like him. In that blog, I made a pact with myself to better understand my particular case, before my…

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