Tag Archives: depression

Keep Your Hands Busy

While most of us find ourselves somewhat isolated or stuck at home, having a creative outlet can be incredible restorative when the alternative is spiraling deeper into bad news. An art project will help you to both keep your hands … Continue reading

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Depressed While Black

Nibokum used to think depression was a “white person’s disease.” she says “My mom raised us to believe that Black people are strong; we don’t get depression. And prayer is how we cope – not therapy or medication. Then , … Continue reading

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Caregivers

Unsurprisingly, caregivers are at increased risk for a host of health problems: depression, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, diabetes, back pain, weakened immunity, even cancer. They seldom have time or energy to focus on their own well-being. If they’re able to take … Continue reading

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About Dad’s Journals …

When my mother died, she divided her estate equally between my brother and me. She specifically assigned valuable items but didn’t mention my father’s journals. (He died 25 years ago.) I took them with me before I sold my share … Continue reading

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Calling Anyway

When my friends ask me over FaceTime how I’m doing, I tell them that I spend a lot of time crying. It’s easier than admitting that I can’t seem to get out of bed before 2 p.m. Or wash the … Continue reading

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