Beyond Blue
October 2008 Archives

A few days ago I published the essay by Jon Armstrong, Mr. Dooce, on what it’s like living with someone who suffers from chronic depression. I did not cite the source for this article and I shouldn’t have excerpted its […]

I know a “happy place” sounds corny. How many times have you seen a character on a sitcom close his eyes and say, “I’m going to my happy place. I’m almost there. Up, I can’t find any parking. Hold on, […]

In “Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child,” bestselling author John Bradshaw describes his years in the seminary as nurturing, where he adopted many “new fathers” and “new mothers” to replace the abusive ones who raised him. He writes, […]

Johns Hopkins Medicine has published the following information on recognizing and treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by recurrent, repetitive thoughts (obsessions), behaviors (compulsions), or both that a person recognizes as unreasonable, unnecessary, or foolish yet are […]

In the spirit of Columbus Day, I thought I’d discuss what we’re doing over at Group Beyond Blue (in Beliefnet’s community, or social networking site) because in my role as moderator of the group of more than 1,000 members, I […]

I know that I usually feature “Friday’s Question” on Friday, but since this is Mental Illness Awareness Week, I’d like to post a few articles on some successes today–a victory in the House to require health plans to cover treatment […]

Let’s start with the good news, of course. From NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness): By a vote of 263-171, the House October 3 gave final approval to the Paul Wellstone-Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of […]

Thanks to Beyond Blue reader Larry Parker for writing the following post as part of “The Doxieman Blog” which you can get to by clicking here: I fight the good fight against stigma against mental illness. But I was taken […]

Thanks to Group Beyond Blue member SoberToday who revised and edited this letter authored by Ben Oberin about HEP C to speak to those of us who live with depression and anxiety. You may read her discussion thread at Group […]

Also on Beliefnet’s Bipolar Resource page is my article on the intersection of spiritual life and bipolar disorder. I don’t think I’m romanticizing my bipolar disorder in saying that my real faith, the engine that propels me to love better […]