Beyond Blue
February 2010 Archives

How do you know if your relationship experiences “normal ups and downs” or is mired in abusive, toxic patterns? Determining the health of your most important relationships is the first step toward creating a happier life for yourself and those […]

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Annie Pleshette Murphy, parenting contributor for Good Morning America and the host of “Parenting with Annie Pleshette Murphy.” I discussed nine tips for parents battling depression, steps that I wish […]

I love this post by fellow blogger Katherine Stone! Monday. 3:30pm or thereabouts. Stone Callis residence. Conversation between mom and 8-year-old son with whom she had horrible, raging postpartum OCD and cried every day and thought she’d ruined his life […]

Sorry to interrupt Relationships Week on Beyond Blue, but I needed to publish this bulletin: I’M GOING CRAZY. Ahem. Okay, here’s the deal. Annapolis was hit with 30 inches of snow last Friday and Saturday. Annapolis owns three snowplows. Most […]

Group Beyond Blue member Blondie started an interesting thread on Group Beyond Blue at Beliefnet Community called “Letting go of someone you thought loved you.” She writes: Unfortunately, 4 years ago I fell in love with my boss. It has […]

What is it about the pain of depression that we are afraid to call it pain?   I mean, when a close friend goes in for a hip replacement or is diagnosed with breast cancer, we hold them in prayer […]

Just like last year, I’ve decided to hold a “Relationships Week” on Beyond Blue because depression affects so many of our relationships and because my articles on relationships always get a good response. So, in preparation for Valentine’s Day on […]

I admire Newsweek writer Sharon Begley’s work … especially when she explains ways we can try to rewire our brain. But I found last week’s cover story irresponsible. If, for no other reason, than its title and subtitle: “The Depressing […]

James Gordon, author of “Unstuck” and Charles Barber, author of “Comfortably Numb” present some interesting statistics on antidepressants. However, for persons like myself who suffer from severe depression, some context is needed to their facts. An article in the Summer […]