Having been through many bouts of depression myself, some severe, some more like a lingering sadness, I have found that there are a few basics that need to be in place for you to keep your emotions balanced and to get the most out of your depression. And so I have created a Depression Checklist for myself to ensure that I take the necessary steps to get myself out of the black hole and back into living a meaningful, purpose filled life.
I hope you will find it useful and keep it handy for the next time that the bad mood fairy comes visiting in the night!
In this TED Talk, David Erritzoe discusses the use of psychedelics in advancing our understanding of the brain and some of the current and past research that has been done in using psychedelics in a therapeutic environment.
In Eric Barker's blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, he looks at the research that has gone into using mindfulness as a tool to assist in kicking both bad habits and addictions. This is a summary of his full article for those of you keen to start putting this into practice.