About

This is a blog setup to post entries on living with depression/bipolar disorder.  The hope is that others can draw on it and understand YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

“Suicidal behavior is the result of a medical condition.
It is not a sign of weakness of character.” AFPS

Please get help if you are going to commit suicide:
Call 1-800-SUICIDE in the U.S.
Or call 911 (USA) or go to your nearest emergency room
I promise you, you are worth it!

Facebook: Christian Darko

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, thanks for sharing your inner thoughts. I believe we live through others, and sadly somehow we tend to live through others more only when we have certain issues to voice out. Good that you’ve found your broken ballerina.

  2. Yes Thank God.
    It took me joining the Depression and Bipolar Support Group to really learn about others and to gain perspective. I still struggle. I encourage you to act in positive ways if you are suffering from Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Suicidal feelings. Please take care of yourself who ever you are, where ever you are…

  3. Just found this site. Have been really depressed and feeling suicidal. It helps to know I’m not alone; makes me feel less embarrassed and ashamed about feeling the way I do. Thanks

  4. Denise,
    I have been thinking of your post all week. I am so glad that someone understands the point of this blog,
    not to depress people but rather to share my story to encourage others.
    You don’t have to feel ashamed or alone there is lots of help and support.
    You may want to talk to your doctor or if you are in real danger go to your ER and dial 911 (US).
    To meet supportive individuals and get support:
    http://walkers.org (24 hour chat)
    http://patientslikeme.com (great forumns)
    http://forums.psychcentral.com/
    http://www.dbsalliance.org which is the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    https://www.facingus.org/
    Your not alone.
    And you can always post here 😉
    For me I had to learn with a councilor how to get better control of my dark thoughts.

    Welcome to the club!
    Reader1

  5. Self isolation and the repeated question “whats wrong?” are my childhood.
    I am no longer a child but self isolation and constant questioning as to something being wrong have followed me.
    I am me , i havent changed. Will my family ever accept me as me? or keep telling me i have to be someone else?

    Any feedback or opinion would be appreciated.

    I was diagnosed with depression in my teens but had no luck with meds or therapy. I have returned for treatment many times since but in recent attempts it affects my physical health.

  6. So happy someone posted, I am not alone 😉

    Families have many good intentions and have present notions of behavior patterns. Your family may have type of expectation of you, but it is for you to decide if you want to accept that. That is the challenge of adolescence where the personalties, wants and desires emerge. So basically, it is okay if you family doesn’t accept you since it is their problem not yours. You cannot be responsible for another person’s feelings.

    Now for you, it sounds like you are diagnosed with depression but no luck with meds, I would assume you have tried all the traditional and secondary medications: Prozac, and others… and the secondary are Wellbrium, Effector and others. (all effecting Norpenphine, Dopamine and Seritonine) For those that traditional Med and Therapy is: This is also additional therapies like Electro-Magnetic Therapy and more.
    Lastly, Herbals like Saint John’s Wort, Kava Kava, SAMe, B Complex have been helpful for some.
    (I also use super concentrate Omega3 fish oil which is proven helpful)
    (Exercise 3 times a week for 30 mins)
    (3 meals a day and 8 hours of sleep)
    (engaging in activities which bring you joy)
    (leaving the family, job or significant other which may be abusing you)
    (ending drug and alcohol additions if you have any)
    Hang in there!

  7. i have known blues and have been on antideps myself. nothing heals like art, stay with it make it mainstay of ur life. i have made writing my weapon against my mind n the harshness around.

  8. Hello,

    My name is Leigh. Your exceptional blog deals with depression awareness and I know you are familiar with the importance of mental health. It is for these reasons that I contact you today.

    I am ‘every woman’, the girl next door and the one you never would have suspected, however, for years I have been struggling with depression. I have written a book about my experiences entitled “The Blue Veil”.

    Through this book, it is my aim to reduce the stigma of depression by increasing awareness of the issue. I am donating a large percentage of the proceeds to 15 carefully chosen mental health awareness organizations worldwide. I have provided the list of these organizations at the end of this email.

    This is where you come in. I am organizing a two month long online book release campaign, structured around various depression awareness weeks around the world. It will be from July 1st to August 31st. My request is, during this period of time would you be willing to host me on your blog for a few days of that month? This can be carried out in a few ways:

    -I would send you a couple/few articles that talk about my book and of course depression awareness. You would post these articles on your blog over a few days during that month (letting me know which days you will choose)

    OR

    -You could write your own prose about “The Blue Veil” and depression awareness and post these articles on your blog over the course of the month (letting me know which days you will choose).

    Now you may be wondering what is in this for you and your blog? Well, I could provide you with a free version of “The Blue Veil”. You could also review the depression awareness organizations I’ve listed at the bottom of this message to see if there is one you would like to be included and I will certainly look into it.

    More on “The Blue Veil”:

    Up to 58 MILLION suffer from it in the US alone, and VERY FEW talk about it. Is it your friend, colleague or neighbor? Now, finally, ‘The Blue Veil’ brings a modern, raw account of depression. Read it and understand your loved ones better. Be assured that no one is alone.

    “Leigh has everything going for her when the unthinkable happens. She loses control of her own emotions and everything in her life begins to slip away. With a marriage strained to the brink, the loss of her father, fertility issues and the loss of her job, will Leigh be able to move beyond The Blue Veil and take back control of her future?“

    Thanks so much for your consideration and efforts. I understand that you are busy, so I wanted to express my sincere gratitude. It is with great respect for you and your blog that I write this email and it would mean so much to me to have your readers aware of my efforts.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions regarding my request.

    Sincerely yours,

    Leigh Turgeon

    email: leighturgeon@gmail.com

    Twitter: @leighslead

    The Blue Veil Blog http://behindtheblueveil.blogspot.ca/

    FB Page The Blue Veil https://www.facebook.com/TheBlueVeil

    FB Page Leigh Turgeon https://www.facebook.com/LeighTurgeon

    1-613-794-4657

    List of Depression Awareness organizations:

    International

    Families For Depression Awareness (Origin: US / International) http://www.familyaware.org/

    To Write Love On Her Arms (Origin: Australia / International) http://www.twloha.com/move/

    World Federation of Mental Health (International) http://www.wfmh.org/00awareness.htm

    US

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (US) http://www.nami.org/

    Bring Change To Mind (US) http://bringchange2mind.org/

    Canada

    Mental Health Commission of Canada (Canada) http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/

    Canadian Mental health Association (Canada) http://cmha.ca/bins/index.asp

    D.I.F.D (Canada) http://www.doitfordaron.com/videos/mental-health-awarenss-video-power-to-the-purple-challenge/

    Australia

    Sane (Australia) http://www.sane.org/stigmawatch/stigmawatch-activity

    Blurt (Australia) http://blurtitout.org

    Beyond Blue (Australia) http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?

    United Kingdom

    The Depression Alliance (United Kingdom) http://www.depressionalliance.org/how-we-can-help/depression-awareness-week.php

    Scotland

    Action on Depression http://www.dascot.org/

    Ireland

    Lean On Me (Ireland) http://www.leanonme.net/ie

    Aware (Ireland) http://www.aware.ie/

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