This page does not talk about recovery resources from all over the place, only those that are already available on this blog, so that one does not have to look up various corners in search for something. I repeatedly say that recovery is something most people can accomplish. But let me also say that most … Continue reading Recovery related resources on the blog
Someone asked me this question, a few days ago and I waited awhile to respond to this. So today I finally wrote down a response to it, and here it is. I am writing their full question and my response>>> Is it wrong that I want to die? I’m only 23 and I really don’t … Continue reading Is it wrong if I want to die?
I just came across these two significant articles and I think I may need to refer to them, for my own research and of course to share them with anyone who reads my blog, I am re-posting them here. Joanna Moncrieff writes this piece about trials about antidepressants . Here is a brief excerpt- "Whatever … Continue reading Antidepressants -two articles
I am sharing another article I recently saw, since it seems useful for those following this blog- So what should we eat? The research points to a Mediterranean-style diet made up primarily of fruits and vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, yogurt and cheese, legumes, nuts, seafood, whole grains and small portions of red meat. The complexity of this … Continue reading Food and Depression
Many a person- whether who suffers themselves or a family care-giver ask me what is the most effective, non-drug treatment in Mental 'Illness'. If I say offhandedly 'counseling' most are not able to understand why or how it can make a difference in a scenario where there is a 'chemical deficiency' in the brain. In … Continue reading Why I insist on counseling/dialoguing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbkBjZKBLHQ I found this on another site, which gives this introduction to it.
People do not realize how their social environment impacts them- which is often adverse. To think that one is behaving in a manner which is not 'proper' in day-to-day life is to believe that we are automatons, or living in cocoons unaffected by the world around, which is never the case. Even if we are … Continue reading Anxiety : a ‘symptom’ of the times
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They can ease symptoms of moderate to severe depression, are relatively safe and typically cause fewer side effects than other types of antidepressants do. How SSRIs work SSRIs ease depression by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical … Continue reading SSRIs and brain damage
Today a young duo came to meet me. The young girl had heard me in a college talk somewhere in a college in Delhi and the young man she brought along was her friend, going through a 'tough' spot. Just yesterday she had got in touch with me, by taking my number from her teacher who … Continue reading Supporting loved ones- two encounters
alI am amused and surprised about the number of people who meet me and DO NOT ASK for directions. Of course nobody is an idiot to offer help without being asked for it! Certainly not me at 45 years! Yes, meeting someone who is recovered is an encouragement to most and they see, in person, … Continue reading Pave the way or ask for directions?