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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Brain Fog

Yesterday I was putting away the fish I’d just brought at the market into the big white cold thing in the kitchen. As I went back to the hallway to get rid of my keys, I noticed something was off. I was still carrying the fish. I opened the big white cold thing again and found my keys inside.


This week’s all... Read moreChevron

John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Genius, Madness, and Normal: What is the Connection?

What if I told you there was conclusive research that showed that it was all a lie - that bipolars were no more creative than the chronically normal?


Don’t worry, it’s not true. But imagine being told that Van Gogh and Beethoven and Newton and the rest were just statistical flukes, that madness has nothing to do... Read moreChevron

posted 04/14/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Mental Health Activist

6 Succession Planning Strategies for Family Members

The burden falls on me to settle my parents' affairs even though I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 22. My father is 80 and my mother is 77.

Too often, individuals who were diagnosed with schizophrenia in the 1970s and 1980s were shunted into day programs that were little more than babysitting services. A lot of us are in... Read moreChevron

posted 04/12/2015, 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

Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Pro

Chartered Psychologist

Care Essentials for a Depressed Husband

There’s a proverb that goes, “the trouble with women is they trouble men”. There’s another that goes, “the trouble with women is men”.  The issue of trouble seems to feature large when it comes to relationships and but attempts to care for a depressed husband can, I believe, account for one of... Read moreChevron

posted 06/06/2012, comments (0)|

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