I just posted a sober and depressing piece. Now for something completely different:
Today, I came across this item: Expert Claims That Humans DO NOT Come From Earth. The article was posted on a site called Higher Perspective, based on a very short book by Ellis Silver, who is an ecologist.
According to Dr Silver, humans have a... Read more
Let’s lead with an extremely provocative question: Is being diagnosed with bipolar worse than actually having bipolar disorder?
I’m not just asking this out of the blue. Last week, in response to my post on shorter life expectancy, Donna wrote:
Honestly, sometimes I think being diagnosed did me in. ... I... Read more
I just noticed that today’s Google Doodle celebrates Maria Callas, who would have turned 90 today. Maria Callas, of course, was as celebrated for her temper tantrums as she was for her singing. This, of course, leads to speculation that she may have contended with bipolar.
Let’s just say that Ms Callas had personality in... Read more
Last week, we looked at three studies that indicated that people with serious mental illness can expect to lose anywhere from nine to 25 years of life. The one study that looked at those with bipolar in particular suggested 10-11 lost years.
The studies were based on data from patients in the mental health system in various jurisdictions.... Read more
The good news: Hopefully, we all got through Thanksgiving in one piece. The bad news: It’s not over. The holiday season is only just getting going.
For those of us contending with depression, the challenges can be enormous. For one, there is the prospect of finding ourselves alone. For another, there is the prospect of being around... Read more