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I Am Scared Of My Depression Returning

Last year this time, I was starting my first year of college. I can picture it like it was yesterday. Standing in the elevator of my freshman dorm, I though about what it would be like if I died. 535 more words

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Shawn Colvin opens up about her depression

I’ve always loved Shawn Colvin as a singer and songwriter. Now, I love her so much more. Here, she talks frankly about having depression. At her worst, she could not get out of bed to take a bath. 69 more words

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I have had cancer twice, almost died twice from high blood pressure at age 15, was addicted to drugs and was an alcoholic.

For 23 years I was abused by my ex-husband in ways that I could not say out loud in divorce court so I walked away with only my life and a few pennies he was forced to give me so that I would sign the house deed over to him. 263 more words


Radio Interview: Stigmama Founder

Stigmama Founder, Walker Karraa, PhD on WSLR 96.5 LPFM or online at www.wslr.org Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00pm ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast at  165 more words


Depression is costly--in more ways than one

I’ve been thinking a lot today about how costly my depression is, and I’m not just talking about prescriptions and medical bills.

I’m talking about the cost in family and social relationships. 489 more words

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I was asked this question....

So I was asked this question middle of last week and now I can’t stop thinking about it. I was asked if I am “feeding” the bipolar beast or “starving” it? 1,068 more words


Call Me Back Home

I listen to the room air conditioner hum as music surrounds me, lighting another cigarette I fade into the darkness of my room. I pretend that the blade I dug into my thigh last night doesn’t still stain my mind. 119 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder