Beyond Blue
April 2009 Archives

The following post is one of the best that I’ve read regarding postpartum depression and other health conditions related to pregnancy and motherhood. You can get to it by clicking here. I have excerpted a few paragraphs. Gender expectations and […]

Today, April 20, bloggers and websites across the nation … including Beyond Blue … will be advocating for the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act by writng, blogging, and sending alerts asking their readers to: * Call your […]

On Fridays I will address a question related to depression and find the answer from an expert. If you have a question you want answered, please ask it on the combox of this post, and I’ll try my best to […]

I loved this post on male depression by Psych Central’s new blogger Christine Stapleton. To get to her post click here. Here are some excerpts. Symptoms of depression in men often include violent or abusive behavior; inappropriate rage; escapist behavior, […]

Group Beyond Blue Co-Chair, Melzoom, has started a thread about mental-health toolboxes and W.R.A.P.s (acronym for Wellness Action Recovery Plan, what she describes as a PIN number for an ATM). Join this important discussion to hear about what kinds of […]

Thank you to a reader on the combox of my post, “You Really Hate Me?” who wrote: It might be worth considering that there are sensitive, hard working sincere, prone to depression, physicians who look to your blog for encouragement […]

Beliefnet’s Alana Kornfeld has written an interesting article for Time Magazine on a burgeoning field called “yoga therapy.” To read the full article, click here. She writes: Talk. Share. Cry. Stretch? Psychotherapy has historically been an exercise of the mind, […]

I do my fair share of whining and griping here on Beyond Blue about my New Age friends who don’t get my depression. Not at all. And how they can be incredibly condescending and hurtful with their comments about how […]

I recently told my therapist that I was going to come up with an automatic response to unintentional hurtful comments that come my way, so that I don’t have to absorb them and stew over them hours after the conversation […]

I read with interest John McManamy’s post, “Blueprint for Recovery — YOU Are the Authority” for several reasons. First, because I’m learning that very lesson over and over and over again … not only with my mental health, now, but […]