Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Mental Health Activist

5 Strategies for Coping With Hard Times

I've lived in recovery for 28 years now. I've learned many things I wish my younger self knew when I was just starting out. It's because I've decided to live my life left of the dial (with things in balance on an even keel, like I wrote about in my memoir) that I figured out five tactics for coping with hard times.

posted 03/03/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Is Your True Diagnosis Bipolar? Questions You Need to Be Asking

Think of this post as a coda to the piece I published a day or two ago, on whether or not your unipolar depression may be bipolar waiting to happen. The piece drew from Goodwin and Jamison’s 2007 "Manic-Depressive Illness," which identified a class of unipolars whose patterns of recurrence strongly resembled those found in... Read moreChevron

posted 02/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Taking Care of Yourself with RA

We are having yet another “interesting” winter. In my neck of the woods (Toronto, Canada), it has been 37 days since the temperatures were above freezing. That’s a really long time of being cold without a break. Much of the rest of North America has also been seeing some extremely wintry weather, Boston being one of the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems,... Read moreChevron

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