DBSA of Memphis


The Pendulum

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Posted by dbsamemphis on January 30, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (491)

It seems like forever ago when I met two people that have been diagnosed with

depression and bipolar illness, when it is actually approximately ten years. Over those years I have grown so close to them that they are like family and I would trust them with my life. I would venture to guess that it was around five years ago that they asked me to be on the board of the local DBSA chapter. I told them that I had no idea what that was, they explained to me that it was Depression Bipolar Supp...

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A Conversation

Posted by dbsamemphis on January 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (5)

A Conversation on Driving – Nov. 2017


David -- I have a question. Have you ever wanted to just get in your car and drive until you decided to turn around come back? I'm not talking about doing anything drastic, just to get away from everything for a while. If so, let us know what it was and what you did when you cam back and what brought you back.

Mary -- I have done that. When I lived in Oklahoma... except I took my kids with...

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Liminal Space

Posted by dbsamemphis on January 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (5)

Liminal Space


Nobody ever talks about this part …

You know, the part where you’re not longer a caterpillar

and not yet a butterfly.

You don’t know who you are and

you don’t know where you’re going.

All you know is that every fiber of your being is calling

for transformation.

for disruption.

for a revolution of the spirit.

So surrender.


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Stress Who Needs It?

Posted by dbsamemphis on November 30, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (5)

Stress, who needs it? There are arguments for its being useful, but those of us with mood disorders need to avoid it as much as possible. 

Signs of stress can creep up on you. You can be too hungry or avoid food; everyone annoys you; you're tired, no real energy, but you have trouble sleeping. You begin to feel overwhelmed, lonely, isolated. Then it starts to show outside: you break out in acne, cold sores,...

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