Jul 13, 2018
It is summertime and it is a time to get off the treadmill and
have some fun. I've heard people say it but I doubt that they do
it. Or to be clear, those of with an anxiety disorder tend to take
our bug-a-boos with us.
One of those bug-a-boos is depression.
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.
Kaiser Permanente Finding Your Words site on Depression. You can take a self-assessment, learn more about depression symptoms or
John Moe's The Hilarious World of Depression. Comedians, writers, musicians and all kinds of folks talk about being human with this thing called depression. You might also want to skip on over to the Making It Ok site.
Johann Hari Now This opinion video on everything you know about depression is wrong. According to him. He is an author with a book to sell. My understanding is that he feels that it is not biochemical but loneliness. Social isolation. I agree about getting out in nature. I don't agree with other of his opinions but folks should check it out and decide for themselves.
And if you are looking for music to relax to I would like to suggest Purple Planet Music at www.purple-planet.com. I'm testing out new music for the show and this is the track called Shifting Sands. If you need something more guided you can always check out the UCLA Guided Mindful Meditations.
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