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SAD about holiday blues


Around our house, the unpleasant manifestations of depression are always lurking right around the corner, especially this time of year.  I finally admitted to Seasonal Affective Disorder last year – and boy, am I thankful the low dosage of citalopram my doctor suggested seems to do the trick.  More difficult to deal with, though, is my husband’s recurring depression. Continue reading


Lose the stigmatizing adjectives.

Football being the real American idol, recent events involving the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is headline news today.  As a Kansas City area resident all of my adult life and as a former football fan, the story was of interest to me.  As someone who advocates for those who live with and care for the mentally ill, it really hit home. Continue reading

Depression has a lot to answer for.

I’m feeling pretty fed up with depression lately. So many people in my own circle and in our community are hurting from the pain of this illness…it begins to feel like a tangible enemy. Continue reading


Hello world!

Welcome to depressionscollateraldamage.  Through this blog, we hope to offer thoughts of reflection and encouragement to the hidden victims of depression: those who live with and care for depressed people. Continue reading