Author Archives: Patrick Day

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.

MY FAMILIAR COMPANION

MY FAMILIAR COMPANION I follow James Edgar Skye on his blog called Bipolar Writer  James Edgar Skye.  He posted this entry in which he refers to depression as his familiar companion. In my book, How I Escaped from Depression, I refer … Continue reading

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HOW I ESCAPED FROM DEPRESSION

HOW I ESCAPED FROM DEPRESSION Amazon Link Dear friends, You haven’t heard from me for some time. Now that I have been free for seven years from  the Depression that threatened to undo me, I feel it is time to tell … Continue reading

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Make It Simpler Please

Some of you have told me I need to make it simpler to sign onto my new blog – The Melody of the Holy Spirit. Like provide a link and clear instructions. Here it is. Click on this link. melody33.com. … Continue reading

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320. Out with the Old, in with the New

Paul was speaking about salvation in 2 Corinthians 5:17 when he wrote, “The old has gone the new has come.” I hope he won’t mind if I apply his message to the subject of blogs. Or, rather, I hope the … Continue reading

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310. Depression is Complex

Many people have a tendency to simplify things and put them in neat little boxes, and the more complex something is the more likely they are do so. Take depression for example. Isn’t it an emotional condition for folks who … Continue reading

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318. Living with Treatment Resistant Depression

Depression is predicted to be the second most common illness in the United States by 2010. Clinical depression – not situational depression – affects some 15 million adults a year. That’s a lot of people suffering with chronic symptoms, many … Continue reading

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317. The Death of Robin Williams

The Following article was posted yesterday on Focus on the Family about Robin William’s suicide. On a personal note,  a good friend who was a serious Christ-follower committed suicide four years back, and I believe with all my heart that … Continue reading

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316. The Lost Year

The year 2007 started with major, major depression and ended with a shoulder replacement. The summer of that year, when I tried to withdraw from klonopin, was the worst three months of my life. But in that lost year, I … Continue reading

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315. An Invisible Illness Can Be Hard to Understand

There are no handicap parking stickers for people with depression, no leg braces or casts, no crutches or wheelchairs. It’s an invisible illness. The symptoms can be observed but some suggestions to overcome depression can be as patronizing as telling … Continue reading

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314. More Depression in the World Today

The rate of antidepressant use in the United States rose by 400 percent between 1988 and 2008, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some reasons why: There is much more awareness these days of mental illnesses. … Continue reading

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