Some of you may have noticed that I have not posted to the MyDepressionConnection portion of the HealthCentral Network of health information and support pages lately, as I have begun posting and sharing over on the MyAnxietyConnection pages. This is not to say that my management of depression has reached its end; that is still on-going.... Read more
The 2007 celebration gala for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) was held last night in Washington, DC. "Unmasking Mental Illness" has been the name/theme for this newly annual event (the first was held in 2005) and attendance and enthusiasm continues to rise with each passing year. Gathering with others to celebrate the achievements,... Read more
This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental Illness Awareness Week was approved by Congress in honor of the work being done by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) back in 1990. Founded in 1979, "NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of person's living with serious... Read more
I am currently 39 years old. It took me a long time to understand who I was standing between the two worlds of past victim and present time. I choose not to use the word "survivor" as the opposite of victim because a survivor implies that I am surviving rather than living. And living is so much better than surviving.
I started... Read more
I know the road of recovery is not a straight shot road. I do consider myself in recovery--not recovered--as the process of recovery requires conscious awareness, medication and therapy compliance, and taking the time to practice self-care. Set-backs will occur sometimes, regardless of just how diligent I try to be. For me, there are no... Read more