Depression Getaway

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Gaining New Perspective: Part Three

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Gaining New Perspective

womanbibleAnother way to gain new perspective for me, which works every time, is reading, and in my personal case, reading my bible. Oh I know the bible is a little hard to understand for many of us, but I find if I persevere, and keep reading until I find one phrase or sentence to help me change my thinking, then it is well worth the effort.

Here is one of my favourite scriptures, it always gives me a lift. It is from the old testament of the bible, Deuteronomy 31:6. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified…for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” What a promise, a promise which I believe with all of my heart. Knowing God is with me gives me comfort. Comfort gives me strength, strength to aim for some new perspective.

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Depression 180

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Whimsical Wednesday

u-turn-sign1It is 'Whimsical Wednesday' where I write about no particular theme and sometimes something whimsical.

Today is a more serious topic however, depression! There is nothing funny about depression.

Because I write this blog I often get emails from authors and other bloggers asking me to promote them.

When I got this email from Craig Meriwether about his new book I thought "ya right, another book about depression…. yada yada yada…." but couldn't resist taking a look at it. The book is called 'Depression 180'.

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Reach Out for Depression and let others Reach Back: Repost and Follow-up

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Here is a post I wrote way back in March of 2012. I thought it might be interesting to follow up on the projects I said I would tackle way back then.

Bipolar is new every morning, I will say that! I never know what kind of mood I will be in, especially due to the fact that I have rapid cycling bipolar which means my moods change frequently. I don't like that. Of course it is the depressed mood that is the most dreaded, but then the hypomania is no fun either because you know it leads to depression, and so there you have it…The main symptom even in bipolar is good old depression.

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Bipolar Books: Reading for Recovery, Part Two

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Reading for Recovery

Bipolar books have saved me, affirmed me, helped me feel less alone. Because those books address my particular type of mental illness I sometimes cling to them for truth and instruction and hope. 

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This picture is not me, but oh I can certainly imagine what a nice time this gal is having, the water, the nice weather and a good book! How therapeutic is that?!

The second book I am going to tell you about is 'The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide'. Now this only applies to those of us, like me, who live with bipolar disorder and not just clinical depression. Even though it is one of many bipolar books there are great ideas for both!

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Depression Books: Reading for Recovery, Part One

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Reading for Recovery

Depression books have saved me many times during a dark period. I cling to the words, flip pages full of the hope and the anticipation that there is still something I haven't figured out yet, some clue to clear the road to depression recovery.

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One of the things I have done over the past years, whenever I hit another episode of depression is to go to our local bookstore and spend some time browsing through their books about mental illness. Almost every time I find one little tidbit that helps me put yet another piece of the puzzle in place. I don't buy many of these books. I just read while I am there.

One of the books I ended up purchasing because it was so full of information that I wanted to be able to refer to over and over is  'The Feeling Good Handbook'.

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