One of the first post I had written for My Depression Connection was "What it Feels Like to Be Depressed" and it was about looking at old photos and seeing my mood disorder captured on film.
For example, here is a photo from my high school yearbook. I didn't know I was having my photo taken and I was very surprised to see the expression on my face when I finally saw the picture.
I was mortified to say the least. I really didn't know that I was looking so sad.
They say you can capture mental illness or other disorders in photos. It may be true. After my youngest son was diagnosed with autism I looked back at his photos and could actually see some of the the signs of autism in his photos.
How about you? When you look back at your photos can you see your mood disorder? Or did you hide it even from the camera?
On another note...I have some links to share with you:
- It is easy to get caught in a rut of doing the same old thing day after day. But there is good reason to try something new whether it is trying a new food or pursuing a dream. Read my post, "Why You Should Try Something New" to find out more.
- Impulsivity is a hallmark symptom of ADHD and other disorders including Bipolar Disorder and autism. Find out more about this symptom and what you can do to curb impulsive behavior.
- Depression can go hand in hand with having a chronic skin condition such as acne, psoriasis, or eczema. In my two part series I discuss how such skin conditions can affect our mental health and how you can cope with having both depression and a skin disorder.
- Once you have been diagnosed with any type of skin cancer, there is an increased chance to get it again. This can be particularly worrisome for skin cancer patients. Yet there are ways to decrease the odds that you will experience a recurrence. Please read my post, "How to Prevent Skin Cancer from Returning" to find ways to decrease those odds.
Hope you all are having a good Thursday. Looking forward to hearing how you are doing. Please don't hesitate to share with us.