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donaldseidel1, Community Member



I have struggled at various levels from forgetful and fairly functional to difficulty with speech and writing and wanting zero human interaction. It began during my mid-teens and has made work difficult now in my 40's.  
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Your Depression Survival Guide - Warning: Nothing is Fail-safe

A few days ago, I posted some thoughts on the suicide of Robin Williams. I did not speculate on any “what ifs.” Instead, I reflected on the intense psychic distress he had to have felt in those final hours. A pain so strong and deep that the unthinkable presented itself as the rational choice.   Many of us know exactly what that... Read moreChevron

jpw2008, Community Member

living with it since childhood


hi I am afraid to say anything for fear of upsetting or hurting someone I guess I hurt my therapist because he dropped me I went thru a year of floating with my primary. I decided to go back on the help It was a painful decision because I only saw my new therapist once and rescheduling didnt work Now that Ive alienated people i am stuck
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

Reflecting on Robin Williams and Suicide

Robin Williams’s suicide shocked and saddened all of us. I published two posts on HealthCentral’s bipolar site, which can be found here and here.   This is a good time, writing from a depression perspective, to focus on suicide. This is an issue all of us living with depression - no exceptions - have confronted. Some of us have... Read moreChevron
Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Pro

Chartered Psychologist

Using Silence During Depression

If your relationship is normally highly active and perhaps filled with lots of chatter it can be particularly hard to understand what is happening during depression. As the person folds in on themselves and pays you less attention it can be painful to watch, and even harder to take. These are the times you want to ask questions. What’s... Read moreChevron

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