Know Your Triggers for Depression

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Triggers and Stress Depression

This is day 12 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about natural treatments and remedies for depression. Today, I’m discussing knowing your triggers for depression. Photo Credit Sometimes depression is made worse by certain triggers.  You know, the stress that makes you feel like you want pull your hair out?  Or the frustrations that make you want to hide under the covers… for an extra day. Once you’ve found a way to manage your depression, {Read More}

Natural Treatments and Remedies for Depression

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natural remedies and treatment for depression

This is day 11 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about medication and depression. Today, let’s look at natural treatments and remedies for depression. Photo Credit After about six months on medication for my depression, I tried going off and using natural herbal remedies as a treatment for my depression.  I made an agreement with Josh and my mentor to try it for a few weeks and see how it worked.  During that time, we’d {Read More}

Medication and Depression

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medication and depression

This is day 10 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about the church and depression. Today, let’s look at medication and depression. Photo Credit  I hated the idea of having to take medication for depression.  So much of my view of medication had been tainted by what I believed and had been taught about the church, christianity, and depression.  I had to come to terms with the fact that depression is an illness just like {Read More}

The Church and Depression

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This is day 9 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about PCOD and depression. Today, I’m talking about the church and depression. Photo Credit My experience in the church has been one of guilt and shame over depression.  This isn’t universal, but here are some of the unspoken things I’ve seen and heard: You brought it on yourself. You aren’t trying hard enough. You shouldn’t take medication for it. You don’t trust God. You don’t {Read More}

PCOD and Depression

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This is day 8 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about genetics and depression. Today, let’s talk about PCOD. What is PCOD?  It’s polycystic ovary disease.  {It’s also referred to as PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome.}  Shortly after Josh and I decided to stop preventing pregnancy in 2005 {though not necessarily pursue pregnancy} we discovered that I have PCOD.  It is a hormone imbalance that presents with number of symptoms. Acne Weight issues Extra hair on {Read More}