When MS Gets Heavy
urgent advice for managing depression // the trauma of losing friends //
why getting sick with MS is a crusher // don't underestimate the power of this disease //
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Breaking Down MS Depression
Depression is frightfully common in multiple sclerosis, so much so that about half of those with the disease will have at least one major episode. As psychologist Cathleen Julian explains, MS depression is a different animal. But there is sun behind those clouds.
8 min read
When a Friend with MS Dies
After 30 years of living with multiple sclerosis, my friend Michael McDaniel passed away at the age of 55. News of anyone being taken with the disease many of us share, especially at such a young age, is
disturbing, uncomfortable, frightening. Don’t let it be.
7 min read
Don't Underestimate MS
This post isn't for newbies. Or for those who don’t want to be reminded about what multiple sclerosis can do to our bodies. Or for those who want a typical Dave happy-go-lucky essay that will make you smile and escape and maybe make you laugh out loud. No, it’s not that. Sorry.
5 min read
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Depression, Suicide, and MS
The year I was diagnosed with MS was immensely challenging mentally. Everything was a blur and I struggled to hold it together. Enter Brandon Crotty. More than anyone else, he helped right my mental ship in 2006. But, unknowingly, I couldn't right his. A frank discussion about depression and suicide.
5 min read
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