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April 2008 Archives

MOTHERS Act: Online Petition Needs Your Signature

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My blogging buddy, Katherine Stone, over at “Postpartum Progress” asked me to urge all Beyond Blue readers to sign the online petition for the MOTHERS Act that was put together by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The US Senate […]

Young, Less-Educated Mothers at Greater Risk for Postpartum Depression

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On April 11, the CDC published new postpartum statistics that Katherine Stone discusses in her post “CDC Releases Latest Statistics on PPD Today,” which you can get to by clicking here. Wall Street Journal’s health blog on these numbers by […]

Gwyneth Paltrow Battled Postpartum Depression

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Thanks once more to Beliefnet’s Lilit Marcus for finding this celebrity gossip on Perez Hilton’s blog: Gwyneth Paltrow reveals in the May issue of Vogue that she battled post-partum depression after the birth of baby #2, Moses. “I felt really […]

One Addiction at a Time, Please

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There is a reason why smokers who want to quit should never diet as they come down off the nicotine addiction. For one, they will lose friends and family. Because it’s hard enough hanging out with a grumpy ex-smoker. But […]

Previous Posts

Seven Ways to Get Over an Infatuation
“Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the

posted 12:46:43pm Feb. 19, 2014 | read full post »

When Faith Turns Neurotic
When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness

posted 10:37:13am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

How to Handle Negative People
One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we

posted 10:32:10am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

8 Coping Strategies for the Holidays
For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a third, stuff her full of refined sugar and processed f

posted 9:30:12am Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,

posted 10:56:04am Oct. 29, 2013 | read full post »

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