Sunday, March 10, 2013


does not go away by itself. You need to get help before it gets worse.

Depression can impact how long we live.  It affects our brain, heart, and ultimately our bodies physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually, psychologically, and spiritually.

When you seek help for the first time, it is important to talk to a therapist as well as taking medication (depending upon your diagnosis), until you are stabilized and starting to feel better.

Depression is the #1 cause of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Other Addictions.

Depression can be an all-pervasive emotional - mental -physical source of misery. It's hard to hurt so completely and for so long without seeking some relief from the pain.

These "self medications" need not be chemical. People have been known to abuse just about anything you can name in an effort to distract themselves from an untreated depression: food, sex, TV, gambling, work - even romance and religion.

There are many alternative natural and supplemental therapies that you can utilize, along with the traditional treatments which I will discuss in future posts.

The problems of alcoholism
and drug addiction
have strong links to depression.
The search for highs may often begin as a flight from lows.
Nathan S. Kline, M.D.


Sources: How to Heal Depression
                Harold H Bloomfield, M.D.                
                Peter McWilliams


The Blog, Black and Blue are not a substitute for direct, personal, professional mental medical care and diagnosis. None of the advice, or natural therapies and supplements mentioned should be used without clearance from your physician or mental health care provider. The information contained within this blog is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice, or any other advice whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. I am not a licensed mental health therapist and nothing on this website should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.


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