Wednesday, November 11, 2015
After leaving the service, I was stricken by chronic depression. I sought out the healthcare providers and the support network I needed to get better. Today, I live a happy and fulfilled life. You, my brothers and sisters in uniform, can too! Please share some of your story in your comments to this post. There is no shame! In DBSA we are family.
Happy Veterans Day!
Special thanks to Demi Lavato!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
"To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again."
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
We had the great pleasure of hosting Dr. David Vickery this past Monday. What an honor and privilege it was to hear about the latest scientific research regarding neuroplasticity and neuron regeneration. One of the biggest discussion topics was about how Mindfulness Meditation practices can help lessen the severity of depression symptoms. Dr. Vickery talked about how the Benson's Relaxation Techniques have been scientifically shown to greatly benefit those who suffer from Depression. He left us with a homework assignment to begin implementing GLAD into our daily lives. http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/buildingselfesteem/2014/10/do-negative-thoughts-consume-your-mind-try-this-technique/. Mindfulness can also work for those who have Bipolar disorder too. Dr. William R. Marchand, MD, has published the book "Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder" which discusses in depth the techniques and benefits of mindfulness.
If you have been diagnosed with a mood disorder and are looking for a support group, we would love to have you. You can contact us at (731) 215-7200. We meet every Monday starting at 6:30pm hosted inside The Life Church located off of Hwy. 18 headed towards Boliver.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Please join us in recognizing World Mental Health Day today. http://bit.ly/1Le3tn9