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How can I control my negative thoughts?

by Katherine on March 3, 2011

How can I control my negative thoughts? Try not to “wallow in self pity”. Focus on humor, watch a comedy on TV or a movie Make the room brighter Get family or friend support over the phone, email Stop negative thought pattern Re-engage your thinking through exercise, physical activity,  yoga, pilates, meditation Try to stop […]

Bipolar Haiku

by Lucy McWilliams on October 25, 2010

Tired, anxious, sad Time to change the meds again. (My shrink’s on speed dial) Lust courses through me. Receipts fill up my wallet I am fully spent Alarm rings. Get up? You’ve got to be kidding me. Would rather burrow.

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 […]

Meeting Notes – August 11, 2010

by Clara on August 12, 2010

Our summer meetings are going well with continuing good attendance by longtime members as well as newcomers. Katherine started the meeting by reading the point-by-point summary of the DBSA support group guidelines. Share the air One person speaks at a time What is said here stays here Differences of opinion are o.k. We are all […]

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 […]