Category Archives: People With Depression


MY FAMILIAR COMPANION I follow James Edgar Skye on his blog called Bipolar Writer  James Edgar Skye.  He posted this entry in which he refers to depression as his familiar companion. In my book, How I Escaped from Depression, I refer … Continue reading

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317. The Death of Robin Williams

The Following article was posted yesterday on Focus on the Family about Robin William’s suicide. On a personal note,  a good friend who was a serious Christ-follower committed suicide four years back, and I believe with all my heart that … Continue reading

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315. An Invisible Illness Can Be Hard to Understand

There are no handicap parking stickers for people with depression, no leg braces or casts, no crutches or wheelchairs. It’s an invisible illness. The symptoms can be observed but some suggestions to overcome depression can be as patronizing as telling … Continue reading

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314. More Depression in the World Today

The rate of antidepressant use in the United States rose by 400 percent between 1988 and 2008, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some reasons why: There is much more awareness these days of mental illnesses. … Continue reading

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298. Stopping a Suicide

What would you say to a young man who told you he was about to commit suicide? “Don’t do it. For God’s sake, don’t do it.” And you’d read all about him the next day in the newspaper. People who … 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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