Monthly Archives: April 2014

286. What to do about Loneliness

Loneliness can trigger depression and inhibit its recovery. Being alone does not define loneliness, for we can be lonely even when many people are around us. Loneliness is when we feel distant from everyone, when we feel life has passed … Continue reading

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285. A State of Being

Many people who have never been depressed think it is a condition of the mind. It is not. Major depression is a state of being that crushes the will, buries the emotions in a grave, and permeates the mind with … Continue reading

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284. Vincent van Gogh’s Mental Illness

Those who have studied Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) are well aware that he had an eccentric personality and unstable moods, committing suicide at the age of 37. Less known is that he suffered from depression and that there are bipolar … Continue reading

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283. Music Therapy to Treat Depression

On April 6, 2013, my 85th blog was entitled Music Therapy and was well received by many of you. I recently came across the article printed below, written by Therese Borchard, the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety … Continue reading

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282. Changing Your Thinking

Round and round your mind goes: thinking about mistakes you have made, agonizing over a lost love, dreading the upcoming company reorganization. It’s difficult to reign in your thoughts, nearly impossible in fact, unless you have something to replace them. … Continue reading

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281. Gone to Georgia

I’ll be in Georgia (the peach state) for the next week and will post again the week of April 14.

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280. Debt and Depression

There is a direct link between debt and depression. “People in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt” says new research by the University of Southampton (UK). But the research … Continue reading

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