Mental Health Minute: How Can I Exercise when I Can’t Get Out of Bed??

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health or medical professional.  Please do not discontinue any medical/prescription/counseling program you are currently following.  This post is for information only.  Please click the links below for more information on my personal experiences with depression.

Depression and exercise.  These are two words often used in conjunction with one another, typically by those who have very little first-hand experience with depression but who still feel compelled to share their well-meaning advice. Read More

Surviving the Down Days: Volunteer!

Yes, I said the “v” word.  If your eyes were rolling after reading the title of my previous post, they were probably permanently affixed to the back of your brain after reading this one complete with cheesy photo.  Perhaps you aren’t quite ready to think about volunteering or helping others; that is understandable.  Still, I do hope you will at least keep it in mind for future reference.

In preparation for the day you are ready to consider volunteering, I thought I would share a quick list of tips that helped me take those first steps to finding a volunteer opportunity in my community.  There’s nothing particularly earth shattering here, but I hope there will be something useful you, or someone you know, can use when finally deciding to branch out beyond depression.  Read More