Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Facing us and Daily Strength: Two Wonderful Resources for Those Struggling With Mood Disorders
I would like to write about two wonderful resources for those struggling with depression, anxiety, and more.
Facing Us is an online community and resource center for those suffering from mood disorders. It offers the following:
"■Screening Center: Fill out a confidential questionnaire to see if you might be experiencing signs of depression, mania or anxiety.
■Learn about Depression: Learn about the illness, its signs and symptoms, treatment options and the prevalence of depression that occurs with other medical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, etc.
■Learn about Bipolar Disorder: Learn about the illness, its signs and symptoms, treatment options and the prevalence of bipolar disorder that occurs with other medical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, etc.
■Learn about Anxiety: Learn about the illnesses, the signs and symptoms, treatment options and the prevalence of anxiety that occurs with other medical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.
■Educate Yourself: Browse through more than 40 different DBSA publications about mood disorders, treatment options or challenges and information on how others can help.
■Find a Support Group: You are not alone! Find a support group near you using our convenient search tool. DBSA chapters run more than 1,000 peer-led support groups across the United States.
■Watch & Listen: At DBSA's online Recovery Education Center, take a class, watch videos and listen/subscribe to podcasts.
■Sleep Better: Good sleep habits have a significant impact on maintaining wellness. Get tips and information on how to improve your sleep. You can even request a "sleep kit."
It also offers an online journal, wellness tracker, creativity center and more.
Daily Strength "is the largest, most comprehensive health network of people sharing their advice, treatment experiences, and support.
•Access 500+ support groups for health issues and life challenges
•Set realistic goals and get advice from people just like you
•Research the latest drugs, treatments and alternative therapies"