Results tagged with 'depression'
Published Aug. 19, 2014
"Senseless death"-- and its companion, "senseless tragedy"-- is one of the tritest, emptiest phrases you hear. And, sadly, you're hearing it a lot these days, although it's hard to say that anyone's death is in any way sensible, other than perhaps the lucky few who die of very old age on their own terms with friends and family around all their affairs fully settled.
Published Aug. 13, 2014
Robin Williams' death has done a couple of things in the last 72 hours, including taking a deeper look at his work on television, in film and on the stand-up state. But it also put a spotlight on depression and mental illness.
Published March 16, 2014
According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research, about 35 percent of adults say they have some symptoms of insomnia and about 10-15 percent report chronic insomnia. Meet Milwaukeeans who find themselves unable to sleep and learn what they do about it.
Published Jan. 25, 2014
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - also know as "winter depression" - is a real mood disorder that deeply affects some people when there is a change in season. It usually occurs right before or during winter, but in fact in rare cases, it is brought on by the onset of summer, as well.
Published Sept. 29, 2013
It's football season and for some fans the outcome of their favorite team's games affects their mood for the rest of the day or even into the next. Other fans are not as affected and non fans, of course, don't care at all. What about you?
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Saturday July 26th, 2014 – Island Lake, IL Does life ever get even a little easier for any of us at any time? I’m beginning to think it never does, and that scares me. Well maybe not scares, but absolutely disappoints. I’d hate to think we plow through the treach...
An amazing author and friend +Rachel Thompson has encouraged me and other writers to create a piece about what scares us. She has written about sexual abuse (Broken Pieces) and being a confident woman. If you haven't had a chance, please check out her work and websites. Many wri...
The water of life is hardly still. Choppy icy waves hitting and snarling at the ship. Water slapping and splashing the already tear soaked faces. Bumpy movements and thrashing winds interrupted the once tranquil trip. A heavy anchor is lowered to keep the vessel weighed down. The cold metal m...
Last night I didn't get much shut eye. I was anxious about a few new developments in the sordid saga called my life. I'm not sure if it was a lack of sleep or other mitigating factors that caused the sullen mood. Today my frame of mind was fuzzy. My thking and reasoning seemed convol...
Saturday November 17th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL I’m feeling the funk coming on, and not the way I like it. I wish I weren’t so familiar with this feeling, but I totally am. I need to batten down the hatches, and know that it’s going to eventually pass like a hu...
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