The Anniversary Effect

The Anniversary Effect

Living with depression requires you to understand that you have two calendars. One that keeps the time and date, and the other that holds the emotional experiences of those events. Being mindful about what lies ahead on your time calendar can help you avoid mood swings and relapses.

"Here One Day" - A Narrative of Loss and Understanding

"Here One Day" is a documentary by filmmaker Kathy Leichter about the suicide of her mother. Filmed by the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Cinematography Award at The Sundance Film Festival, this touching documentary shows what happens to those left behind after a loved ones dies by suicide.

On the Couch... with Dick Cavett

The first celebrity I ever heard talk openly about depression was Dick Cavett. Learning of Cavett's depression was extraordinarily meaningful for me, because it offered a sense of relief from the shame I was experiencing from my own major depressive episode.

Comfort Foods Improve Moods

When you're living with depression, it's important to know that there's also a physiological influence to the food you consume. The chemical structure of what you eat communicates with your body, which can affect cognition, influence mood and physical body states. When you're depressed, you need to feed your mind body and soul with all things good.

Depression: Do You Know All Your R's?

Move over Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. It's time to get schooled about the 5R's known as Response, Remission, Recovery, Relapse and Recurrence. If you're living with depression, or any chronic illness for that matter, you will likely move through many, if not all of these clinical experiences.

Charlie Sheen: Wild Boy, Troubled Man

Professionally speaking, I can't help but see the clinical symptoms Charlie Sheen demonstrates and conclude that he's in a very fragile place.

An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a mindful way to treat disorders.

Broken Heart Syndrome

A broken heart doesn't just weigh heavy on your mind. It significantly impacts your body.