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Self-help

Calm Vitamins

by alex on October 14, 2010

As a general principle, for calm vitamin consumption, choose as many foods as possible from the following. – Vitamin E foods:  most vegetables (especially raw), many fruits, eggs, dairy products – Vitamin A foods (which counter the negative effects of stress):  yoghurt, cream, butter, eggs, liver, carrots, leafy green vegetables, fruit. – Vitamin C foods […]

Some days I feel like I just can’t get up. What do you do when you’re having a hard time? We often have questions from our members asking for suggestions to help get us through a hard day. Here are some of the answers and suggestions: “When I had no hope of being better, my […]

Book List – Depression

by Sierra on August 11, 2010

Depression: The Mood Disease Author: Francis Mark Mondimore Member Review: A readable, informative, consumer’s guide to depression, though less detailed than “Overcoming Depression” by Demitri and Janice Papolos. Review from: MentalHelp.net Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability Author: Mary Ellen Copeland Member Review: A self-help workbook to supplement treatment […]

Resource Guide – Crisis Management

by KL on August 2, 2010

I’m feeling desperate and don’t know where to turn. We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. I am desperate […]

Weekly creative writing class at Stanford “How do you help yourself manage your depression?” is one of the most frequent topics for discussion in our meetings. The suggestions always include writing and journaling as methods to help yourself. DBSA Palo Alto members are very fortunate because we have access to a free weekly writing workshop […]