Taking notice of the hidden injury Awareness, better treatment of athletes’ mental health begins to take shape
Four-time Academic All-Big 10 honoree and defensive tackle Will Heininger’s biggest battle was not waged in the classroom or on the football field.
“I had emotional pain that was overwhelming; I would wake up, and from morning until I feel asleep — when I was able sleep — I had troubling thoughts that were utterly consuming,” said the 2011 Michigan honors graduate. “Not a minute would go by in a day, without my depression on my mind … this, this felt impossible.”
12 Nondrug Remedies for Depression
Some you’ll know, others might surprise you.
A creative, thought-provoking, perhaps controversial, but undeniably powerful YouTube video that we wanted to share for your opinion. …from bringchange2mind
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Can this identify GAPS Syndrome vs. Depression or Schizophrenia?
Swallow This Camera, Diagnosis Disease Painlessly
If you have undergone an endoscopy to diagnose or follow celiac disease, you may be wondering if there is anything on the horizon that might replace this type of test. Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a new way to look inside the intestines. A tiny camera near the size of a large vitamin is swallowed, and it records thousands of pictures as it passes through the intestinal tract. These images are sent to a device strapped around the waist or across the chest and are retrieved later….for more info click the link: http://www.glutenfreeclub.com/Article.aspx?nid=1833&utm_nooverride=1
How to help a depressed friend.
1 in 4 of you will suffer from clinical depression at some point in your life. Many deal with it on a day by day basis, struggling to get up, get going, clean up, face life, face the world. It’s not fun. I know. Fortunately, my depression, though clinical is a result of Anxiety, which I am learning to manage. Before I understand this, it was sometimes a challenge. My sister said I was bi-polar. Not! I knew I had depression, but I didn’t know why and I knew that sometimes when I came out of it I was so happy and relieved that I did show signs of being on a manic high–shopping excessively, etc. But it’s about Anxiety, a disorder I have suffered with since I was a child but didn’t understand it. Now I do. I feel it coming on and do whatever it takes to get away from it—call a friend, hang up on a phone call that is stressing me, I listen to EMDR tapes (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), I eat ice cream, I go for a walk, I borrow my daughter’s dog named Bear. Whatever it takes! I avoid stress that induces anxious feelings the same way a diabetic avoids sugar.
That said, many do not know they have clinical depression or understand. It’s not easy to get out of it either. If you or a loved one suffer–REACH OUT…go to a 12-step program like Emotions Anonymous or DDA (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous) to share and learn about it. Or go to a therapist. EA and DDA are “dollar therapy”. They can help you find a therapist or give you someone to talk to that understands.
Whatever you do… do something… which is sometimes the hardest thing for someone to do who if suffering with clinical depression.
A video from the NAMI website (National Alliance for Mental Illness). It’s by the actors in the movie “Call me Crazy” and the song “It’s Time” is by a young singer-songwriter, Matthew Schwanke. Spread the word. NAMI is a great organization.
Self Harm *Trigger Warning*
An honest video from a young woman who has experienced depression which caused her to do self harm from age 11 to 17 years.