My Daughter is My Motivation

Who motivates you to keep going?  Show your support by Sharing the Blog! As a child, I have moved around a lot. I’ve been in several foster homes. My mom was a drug addict and my dad was an abusive alcoholic. They were unfit parents so my aunt and her husband at the time got...

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...