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What Is Dawn Simulation?

What Is Dawn Simulation? Dawn simulation involves the use of a device with electronic controls and shielded incandescent or halogen lamps to mimic the natural gradual increase in light that occurs at sunrise.   Why Is a Dawn Simulator Used? One obvious application for Dawn Simulator… read more

Hurting on the inside

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Hurting on the inside. For too many local families teen depression has had a tragic end. Avery Cantor, a Lafayette High junior, was a 4.4 GPA student, on two varsity teams and the features editor for the Image. More importantly, she was a caring person. According to her mother, Carol, Avery often would offer a … Read more…

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more…

Successful People with Mental Illness

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Several Years ago our NAMI friends came out with a poster “People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives” listing famous and successful people with mental illness. The idea was to increase public awareness of the contributions of people with mental illness. The poster was also a confirmation that people with mental illnesses could accomplish anything. … Read more…

What Is Depression?

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from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness … Read more…

List of Depression Resources

While I’ve known a handful of people throughout my life that were open about their battle with depression, I truly had no idea that as many as 1 in 10 people will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime (1). Not only that, but depression can fuel other disorders like chronic anxiety and … Read more…

Having Anxiety and Depression is like….

Anxiety & Depression

Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once … Read more…

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