Severe Depression as a Permanent Condition

What triggered your depression? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! My name is Cheryl and I have severe depression and anxiety. It all started in 2003 after I had my son. I had postpartum depression and I was on medication, but in 2006 when I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter I got...

The Incredible History of Where Antidepressants Come From

Have you ever wondered where antidepressants came from? The story of how these medicines were first developed begins with the applied use of organic chemistry—and a bit of luck-- in the 1950s. To give this a bit of context, it might be worthwhile to see how this came to be, in the intertwined commercial...

Addiction is Ruining a Person I Love

Did addiction affect your life in some way? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! My story is about a good friend I know all my life who is dealing with a very terrible addiction. Let’s start off from the very beginning. I met my friend in middle school through his cousin. When I first...

How My Anxiety Shaped My Insomnia

Did you ever suffer from Insomnia? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! When you mention the word “insomnia” to people, most of them associate it with “not being able to fall asleep”, but, it is so much more than that for me. I’ve been suffering from anxiety for about 6 years, and it has...

Tough Childhood Haunts Me to This Day

Do you remember some hurtful childhood memory? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! My first childhood memory is not one that I want to remember, but I can’t forget – I am still in diapers, hiding under the kitchen sink and being pulled out by my arm, forced onto the lap of the red-haired...

Liver Cancer Changed My Life for the Better

Did you make some positive changes in your life after being diagnosed? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I am a survivor of liver cancer. I had robotic surgery to remove a 2cm spot of cancer. The cancer was from having Hepatitis C which I had for over 20 years. I’m now taking medications....

Turning Point at the Age of 40

Have you made poor choices in life? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! It started young, puffing on joints I would find in my uncle’s jacket pocket. I remember sneaking out to the backyard for alone time and privacy. That may have been the first time I used a drug, but I doubt that’s...

Overanalyzing As a Way of Life

Who is your Biggest Support? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! As I face Moderate Depression, it’s very hard sometimes to get out of the bed. I take Citalopram- generic for Celexa, 10mg. It helps, keeps me mellow. That is fine but when I feel overwhelmed, I want to cry from frustration. The pain from...

Anxious and Depressed Because of an Enormous Tragedy

What do you do to feel better during difficult times? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! Hi, my name is Marie. I used to have five children, but now I have four because my daughter passed away at three and a half years old. She was my younger son’s twin sister. Then, 4 months...

Pageants are My Way to Cope with Anxiety

Pageants are my happy place. Where is yours? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! How do you do it? That’s stupid. You must be a bitch. These are all things I hear regularly when I tell people about my hobby. I’m a pageant girl. I have been for years. I am combating the stereotypes...
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