Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.
The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.
Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board.
My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don’t be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA.
When I believe, I am crazy. When I don’t believe, I suffer psychotic depression.
I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that’s how the album came out so dark.
If you have a little sensibility or a heart, you have all the reason to be depressed once in a while. But the depression is like a motor for creation. I need a little bit of depression, a bit of acid in my stomach, to be able to create. When I’m happy, I just want to dance.
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I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression.
America had been a boom-and-bust economy going into the Great Depression just over and over and over, fortunes were wiped out, ordinary families were crushed under it.
When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.
Captain Richard Phillips of the good ship Maersk Alabama and Sully Sullenberger splashing down his crippled airliner in the Hudson River broke through the poisonous smog of economic depression and Wall Street skullduggery with a reminder that pure individual heroism is a daily occurrence if we know where to look for it.
Recovery measures work better when they raise confidence as Franklin D. Roosevelt understood. His fireside chats, and his inaugural address proclaiming he would fight the Great Depression with the same resolve he would muster against a foreign foe, were aimed at reassuring Americans.
Cognitive therapy is a fast-acting technology of mood modification that you can learn to apply on your own. It can help you eliminate the symptoms and experience personal growth so you can minimize future upsets and cope with depression more effectively in the future.
It’s like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it’s not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on.
The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
I do a lot of research on the placebo effect, not just in depression but in irritable bowel syndrome, pain, arthritis of the knee, migraine, asthma.
I continually still fight every day for my life, not only still battling mental health problems but battling multiple sclerosis, which also has depression as one of its side effects.