REAL STORIES
BY REAL PEOPLE Search
Monday, December 18, 2017

31 results for 'depression'

Child Anxiety: A Real Boo Boo

By chrisezine, published on Mar 3, 2014

Anxiety and stresses in children can come from many things such as: media, school work, and bullying. Some children are more easily stressed than others and some are equipped to hide their stresses better. In either case it’s always a good idea to sit down and chat with your child a few times a week to make sure anxiety isn’t becoming (or already is) a problem.

Media is one of the top stressors for children. Every child is afraid of something and the majority of children’s fears come from things they’ve seen on TV, in books, or in video games. Censoring your child’s media is important... (more)

Tags: depression, anxiety, anxiety symptoms, anxiety treatment

Overcoming Anxiety: Five Tips For Helping You Handle It All

By chrisezine, published on Mar 1, 2014

Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental disorder? It affects people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and social statuses. It is hard to manage, hard to handle and can leave you feeling stressed and debilitated. But, today, we are going to cover five tips to help you overcome your anxiety and help you live the life you want to live!

Tip #1: Face The Feeling.

Don't hide behind it, don't pretend it is not there. You have to acknowledge that you are feeling anxious, as the feelings are occurring. By facing the feeling head on you can remind yourself that it is not going... (more)

Tags: depression, anxiety, anxiety disorder, anxiety symptoms, anxiety test

The Rearview Mirror

By Randy Mitchell, published on Feb 11, 2014

...opinion, a healthy way of living and serves only to keep from moving beyond negative experiences, therefore, seeing the world through dim-colored glasses.

When something negative happens that haunts us, pulls us off course, makes us angry, causes us to loose faith, even draws us into depression, you never forget. But, rather than continuing to hold grudges or remaining upset or angry, I prefer using them as something to learn from, and move forward. Our future is all we have, and yesterday’s experiences, although we never forget them, should remain behind us.

Holding onto... (more)

Tags: depression, relationships, negativity, the future, moving forward, social behavior, learning from the past, past experiences, personal behavior

Lifelong Sobriety

By Yvonne Wu, published on Jan 9, 2014

...addicts and loved ones who are trying to help individuals suffering from addiction. This book helps loved ones gain insight into addiction and the recovery process.

This book is also for Psychologists, Counselors and Relationship Coaches.This easy to read book covers various topics: depression, stress, anxiety, loneliness, impulsivity, impatience, anger, procrastination, negative attitudes, self-centeredness, low self-esteem, and more. These overwhelming emotions and their effect may eventually lead you to drinking alcohol or using other addictive substances.

Bajeerao Patil... (more)

Tags: depression, relationships, alcohol, anger management, anger, self-help, anxiety, addiction, recovery, drug abuse, self improvement, lifelong sobriety

The Story of the Wemmicks: Feeling Good About Ourselves

By Coach Phatty, published on Nov 15, 2013

There are many times that we feel “beat up”, insignificant and worthless. We focus so much of our time and energy of what we think other people think and say about us, that we sometimes we forget the most important thing…how we feel about OURSELVES…despite what others say. Today’s story is a beautiful example of how we should feel about ourselves.

The Wemmicks were small wooden people. Each of the wooden people was carved by a woodworker named Eli. His workshop sat on a hill overlooking their village.

Every Wemmick was different. Some had big noses, others had large eyes. Some... (more)

Tags: depression, self-esteem, outlook on life, comforting ourselves, feeling insignificance, feeling worthless, healing words, self-confidence, value of life

Living with Disabilities

By wolfmomma, published on Jun 16, 2012

...my hobbies. I lost the ability to play with my son. I lost the ability to have hope.Trip after trip to the specialist, medicine after medicine tried...nothing was really working. Most of the drugs I was put on made me sick and lifeless. Pain medicine was a necessity. I feel into a deep depression. At one point in my treatment...I went into his office and told him point-blank that if he did not help me, if he did not stop the pain...I was going to get a gun and blow my brains out. Believe me, a deep dark part of me meant that too. He put me on antidepressants for my depression and... (more)

Tags: depression, disease, wheelchair, ra, debilitating, ms, retired, knee replacements, hip replacement, hospitalization, medications, surgeries, mri

The Chronic Ignorance Scale - 1 to 10

By Notumbus Bumbus, published on Feb 9, 2012

... be caused by early onset rheumatoid arthritis, stunting a child’s growth, often giving the appearance of premature aging. When it occurs in adulthood, still dependent of course on cause, the inner sense of the person so affected can be difficult to hide from others. Defeat, loss of income, depression: many of the side effects of chronic pain make one ashamed, confused, isolated, and these impacts are both consciously and unconsciously communicated to others, thereby increasing the isolating experience. When something like stroke, or rheumatoid arthritis, cripples an elder adult, after a... (more)

Tags: depression, policy, medication, chronic pain, medical community

Russian Roulette

By D. Sager, published on Dec 15, 2011

...the insults. Not satisfied, I put the cold barrel in my mouth, tasting the metal and bitter gunpowder residue. I cocked the hammer back, almost slipping, figures I would shoot myself before I was ready, just like the rest of my life, fumbling and awkward. My heart hurt, my chest was heavy, depression, lost love, rejection, a lifetime of bullshit. I was alone, I always ended up a loner, never popular or following a crowd, no entourage to accompany me through my days. I've shared my experiences with many lovers, counselors, friends, acquaintances, and drinking partners. Many stared in... (more)

Tags: depression, mental illness, suicide, abuse, gun, bullying

The Queen

By D. Sager, published on Nov 25, 2011

Her voice, a siren on the rocky shore, drew me in, to places forbidden and dangerous. The allure of the illegal, the sensual, kept me long after my defenses buckled. I saw her in the black light shadows, scantily clad, the glistening drops of sweat running down her ample chest. Seeing my hungry eyes, she turned to her pleasant task. Her back, arched cat like, as she crawled to the pole the center of her throne room. I like an obedient subject, took my place among the ranks of worshipers. Her eyes never left mine, except when, her quickened moves took her face from one side to another. Long... (more)

Tags: depression, illegal, independence, dancer, hopeless, pole

Recluse

By D. Sager, published on Nov 23, 2011

Slam this one, lock this one, cold, my heart runs around flicking off the switches Hurry be swift

Quick slam the door, locking the windows, no one’s home, you don’t hear me Hurry be swift

No I wont come out, I’m staying in, quit calling me. So many switches. Hurry be swift

Disconnect, follow that instruction, block the thoughts, they lead me out Hurry be swift

Damn the lights, I forgot, turning off the lights, close the blinds, no phone Hurry be swift

There must never be another, never again, protecting the remains, must hide them Hurry be swift

Finally... (more)

Tags: depression, mental health, recluse, hiding, turn off lights

« previous 1 2 3 next »


x