Will True Love Be Enough To Stand Up To The Black Dog’s Onslaught….

Last time I had my major depressive episode my soul mate and I went to hell and back.  If there was anything that would test our commitment, relationship and our love that was it, but true to his word my man stood by me, and we continue on stronger than ever.  I was well and…

Happiness #2

Mihaly Csikszentimihaly (1990) writes that “the best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times……the best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limit in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” I previously wrote that to be happy we need to enhance our…

A special Merry Christmas

To all my dedicated and supportive readers, have a very special Merry Christmas. During this festive time we need to remember how hard this time of year can be for those suffering from depression. For some with a mental illness it means this time of year is unfortunately times of very intense emotions, including sadness,…