• when I forget to take my meds

    when I forget to take my meds

    As I’ve noted many times before, one of the reasons I post regarding my mental health is to help those who don’t experience it get at least one person’s perspective on Anxiety and Depression. Today’s post fits that category. In […]

     
  • There are many times I’ve relied on government, and it was there.

    There are many times I’ve relied on government, and it was there.

    (I wrote this post on 14 July 2011.  With the vitriol spewing out these days about government and people being considered for lead positions in parts of government they’d like to destroy, I thought this deserved a repost.) I value […]

     
  • I wake up an hour before my demon named Anxiety:  the daily struggle to keep It sedated.

    I wake up an hour before my demon named Anxiety: the daily struggle to keep It sedated.

    I take mental health drugs five times a day. Four of the times are required, as one of my drugs works best if divvied up fairly evenly four times throughout the day — early morning, late morning, afternoon, and bedtime. […]

     
  • Triggering daily practices to avert or curtail Anxiety.

    Triggering daily practices to avert or curtail Anxiety.

    I am pretty good at being proactive in averting Anxiety and the onset of depressive thoughts. That said, I pretty much suck at curtailing them if they hit me for one reason or another. For instance, some times I forget […]

     
  • “I hate you, winter.”  A poem by Michael Dahl

    “I hate you, winter.” A poem by Michael Dahl

    I hate winter.  Outside hurts.  And as someone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder in addition to chronic (treated) Depression, I detest November through February. The words to the poem below came to me as I was driving Rebecca to […]