Aug 17, 2020
I was viewing CBS Sunday Mornings Jane Pauley about her journey
regarding depression and bi-polar depression. And how people will
come up to her and start talking about their issues with the
There are a lot of foot soldiers who are trying to do the
right thing about sharing reliable information about mental health
I make no secret that I am on the same journey as other
people. There are weeks when I think I should shut it down. And
sometimes I might miss an episode because life can get a bit too
But I also know that telling folks that there is help, it is
accessible in a variety of forms and that there isn't a quick fix
is an important thing to do.
With a medical diagnosis of anxiety or depression, you do have to
make adjustments on how you go forward.
You have to look at what you are putting in your
You have to look at your environment - is it a healthy one for
you? Do you want or don't want to take medication? It is
Honestly, you have to find what is right for you. I could list
1,000 things you could do. You might only need seven. Or the 1,001
that neither of us knows about.
Treatment isn't the MacGuffin. It is the journey in claiming
bits of yourself before you find it. That is hard for many people
to accept. There is work involved.
There is much more to it and that is why there are a bunch of
episodes on a variety of topics. Some you might resonate with and
others are crap to you.
That is ok. Or you might just come to the blog and find
something a resource you can use. That works for me
In this episode, something a little different. This is a look
at some of the famous detectives of fiction that may or may not
have an anxiety condition.
Some are self-declared and others have things projected on to
them. But it is interesting to look at how the detectives function
with the anxiety MacGuffin
in the closet.
Psychiatry.org has an information page about PTSD as
has a brochure on
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The International OCD Foundation also has a resource page on
the topic, including a page that evaluates apps
for those trying to control their
The non-profit What's Your Grief has a resource section
learning courses about various aspects of the grieving
From Psychology Today a post about Bereavement Anxiety
anxiety after the death of a loved-one.
, you can find episodes
of 1970s Lord Peter Whimsey performed by Ian Carmichael or
the audio book versions. There are also some clips and episodes of
the 1987 version performed by actor Edward Petherbridge.
Agatha Christie official website
with listing of
her books, plays and other materials.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or
text “START” to 741-741.
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