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by BillHicksFan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Jogging/Running/Walking To Feel Better
Replies: 0
Views: 890

Jogging/Running/Walking To Feel Better

I've been living a very sedentary life and noticed how my body works better when I go out and move around. Of course, I try to rationalize and think "Why didn't I do this when it was warmer" but that's the past, and so for about 4-5 days last week, I'd go for a walk. And on one occasion, w...
by BillHicksFan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Voice Chat
Replies: 0
Views: 993

Voice Chat

For 99% of the earth' history, ALL communication was face to face.. Now it's 99% artificial, and I believe that is a reason for alienation -- no one who understands the way you think - no shared language. I know it is ironic to then go online to find people to talk with, but if everyone is online, w...
by BillHicksFan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Can't Sleep? Perhaps You're OVER-tired
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

Can't Sleep? Perhaps You're OVER-tired

I always mention the many negative sides of technology, especially the phones, internet, and any other distractions - especially the last 5 hours of the day... I've been sleeping better because I've not only kept a routine, but because I try to have an uneventful night, which doesn't mean boring nec...
by BillHicksFan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or in
Replies: 1
Views: 865

More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or in

More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Because of how widely used some of these medications are, doc...
by BillHicksFan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Memoirs of Disease and Disbelief
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

Memoirs of Disease and Disbelief

Is Lyme disease a feminist issue? It may sound ludicrous to ask this of a tick-borne infection that can usually be dispatched with a course of antibiotics. Yet its name commemorates the two women living in the town of Lyme, Connecticut, who, in the mid-seventies, fought the medical establishment to ...
by BillHicksFan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Why psychedelics could transform how we treat depression and mental illness
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Why psychedelics could transform how we treat depression and mental illness

Janine28 wrote:Ketamine Infusions saved my life!


Wow - so wonderful to hear!

I've heard of it being used.. Out of curiosity (and to help others on this forum) what did it improve? Pros and Cons?
by BillHicksFan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Smartphones and Mental Illness
Replies: 0
Views: 1677

Smartphones and Mental Illness

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chat...
by BillHicksFan
Mon May 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Why psychedelics could transform how we treat depression and mental illness
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Why psychedelics could transform how we treat depression and mental illness

The first time I tried ayahuasca, a plant concoction containing the natural hallucinogen DMT, I remember thinking: “Just let go. Whatever happens, just let go.” Eventually, I did let go, and what followed was the most rewarding, and harrowing, experience of my life. I was forced to confront my own e...
by BillHicksFan
Sun May 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Other/Miscellaneous Interests
Topic: Can you recommend a movie or series during the New Year holidays?
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

Re: Can you recommend a movie or series during the New Year holidays?

I love Harry and Tonto, La Strada, Nashville, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?,Network, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Battle of Algiers, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, A Woman Under The Influence, Buffalo '66, La Grande Illusion, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Ace in the Hole,...
by BillHicksFan
Tue May 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Emergency Numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Emergency Numbers

Angola 69[2] 69 69 Ascension Island 999[3] Benin 117 112[4] 118 Support for children - 160. Burundi 117 112 118 Support for children - 116. Botswana 911 Police - 999; Ambulance - 997; Fire - 998; Mobile phones - 112. Burkina Faso 17 112 18 Water emergency - 1111; Electricity emergency - 1130. Camero...
by BillHicksFan
Thu May 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Relaxation Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: Relaxation Techniques

I've had similar cases like these too within my family and let me assure you, the support of your family members and loved ones play a critical part in healing yourself. The rest you do on your own by reading and coping up with other depressed people. I cured my anxiety dizziness which I got afterw...
by BillHicksFan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: Spring -- Plant a Garden?
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Spring -- Plant a Garden?

If you can, why not? First off, it's something to do... You can grow your own food, and you know what is in it (and what's NOT in it).. You can save money that way, too.... But I think even more important is watching the evolution, from seed to food you can survive on. Watching that daily progress g...
by BillHicksFan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Having Problems Getting Around?
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Having Problems Getting Around?

I live in the US, but I imagine other countries having a program to help people get around... For example, there was a sign on my therapist's wall, offering a government ride to and from therapy, psychiatry, pharmacy, and also grocery shopping (for free) - which are the only places I go. It's extra ...
by BillHicksFan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Anti-Depressants (New Article )
Replies: 0
Views: 1610

Anti-Depressants (New Article )

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-prozac-cymbalta.html (I'll paste an excerpt; I try to do the entire thing, but the other links, pictures get in the way).. Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit Some scientists long ago anticipated that a few...
by BillHicksFan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Exercise, Laughter, and Euphoria
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

Exercise, Laughter, and Euphoria

Depression can be a result of a lack of euphoria, hence, not having the energy to do the things that make you feel better. Many people don't have money for exercise equipment, gym membership, etc.. Some don't have any place to go, some people don't feel comfortable leaving their house, so why not pu...

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