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Depression is the most common mental disorder these days; it is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological, and psychological factors. It can happen at any age, but frequently begins in adulthood. Depression causes severe symptoms that disturb how you think, feel, and handle daily activities, such as eating, sleeping, or working. Depression is usually treated with medicines, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two.

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Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Try these yoga techniques to fight with stress, anxiety and depression


Not surprisingly, Yoga, meditation and mindfulness activities are among the sure shot ways to control problems of anxiety and depression. Apart from fighting diseases like Anxiety and depression, yoga can also help to overcome stress, increasing the positive energy throughout the body, and improves serotonin level inside our body. Yoga being a reliever in mental problems can be a good and effective technique to fight depression.

Source: www.rishikeshyogsansthan.com/blog/yoga-for-depression/yoga-for-stress-anxiety-and-depression
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review 2019-04-16 23:32
Heart-wrenching, raw, and incredibly honest portrait of self-harming and recovery in 'Girl In Pieces'; it was emotionally hard to read but this book is so VERY important
Girl in Pieces - Kathleen Glasgow

I'm going to dare to reveal a bit of myself in this review because it absolutely affected my reading.
I had the early reader’s copy for this brilliant book for a few years before I could bring myself to read all the way through it, and I even started it once and couldn’t continue, shelving it for at least a year or so before picking it up a second time. It was an intense and very difficult read for me because of the subject matter, and I got through it after reading Kathleen Glasgow’s excellent second book ‘How to Make Friends with The Dark’ which was almost as difficult for me to read, and equally amazing. Together, these two books encompass so much of my own experience it’s heartbreakingly uncanny, and I was lucky enough to even let Kathleen know this when I met her at her own book signing here in Seattle recently.

I’ve been that ‘girl in pieces’ like Charlie, like the many young women out there hiding their scars from others, under clothing or bandages, caused by cutting, burning, or whatever ‘needed’ to be done in that painful moment. It was a long and very hard journey for me to heal enough from depression, grief, anxiety, self-harming behavior, and PTSD, to where I felt I could cope with life again. The book is honest and gritty, and since Kathleen knows exactly what this all feels like, she understood what I meant when I said it took me a few years to get around to reading this; in the author’s note, she writes that it took her nine years to get this book onto paper. But she’s here. I’m here.
This book is actually about hope, and that’s honestly why I really want many many young women, girls, to read this.


When I read ‘Girl In Pieces’ my journey and all sorts of things came back to me, and yes, this is why the book was so hard to read; it brought up thoughts and feelings I hadn’t had for years. I know that’s what will make it hard for others to read too. The cover is a trigger warning or just a plain trigger itself; I don’t know that anyone seeing that will have any doubt as to what this book is about. While the subjects within are difficult to read about, those who understand them stand to benefit the most.
It takes a boatload of talent to tackle all kinds of really difficult issues: drug abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, parental neglect, grief, suicide, self-harming (and foster kids in her next novel), but Glasgow does a lot in this one book. Some reviews point out that there’s 'too much' in this one book but that’s the point; self-harming is rooted in deep pain borne from many issues, it doesn’t happen out of a vacuum. Many of these issues collide and Glasgow writes about them from her depths of her soul, from her personal experience.

There are a number of different characters in the book (the deeply wounded Charlie, the toxic Riley, counselor Casper, Charlie’s mom, a number of different friends who play varied roles in Charlie’s life along the way), and they’re all memorable and painfully vivid, often uncomfortably so. And Charlie's awkwardness, fear, pain, and bravery can be felt on every page. It's hard and absolutely heart-wrenching to read but it's incredibly worth it.


I'll end this by saying that some readers won't 'get' this book at all, others desperately need to read it and will likely have a hard time with it. But this book will reach some people and it will resonate deeply with them. When a book can touch you deep down it can stay with you forever. But scars and memories stay with you forever too, no matter how far in the past, and this story is a reminder of that.
Thank you, Kathleen Glasgow, for writing this book. I wish I'd read this a long time ago, even if I'm not sure I would've been ready. But I'm glad it's out there in this big wide scary world.






Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/29236380-girl-in-pieces
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Depression Help

Depression counselling will help you to deal with the illness such as grief, sorrow, isolation and other related problems. Counselling provides you techniques to express and channelize negative emotions in a productive manner and also help you to increase positive mood. Visit betterlyf to know more. 

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review 2019-03-25 05:37
The First Three Rules (My Brother's Keeper #1)
My Brother's Keeper (Book One): The First Three Rules - Adrienne Wilder

I had hopes for this one, since I loved In The Absence of Light, but this just did not deliver.


This was way too insta, and even included the dreaded "sex right after serious injury" trope that I hate so much. Which is a shame, because this had some promise at the beginning with Jon's depression and suicidal ideation, and with Ellis's struggles taking care of his older brother who has severe mental disability. But then it went downhill fast. Jon meets Rudy and Ellis, and as long as he's with them, his anxiety and PTSD don't bother him at all. Uh-huh. Sure. Then due to a series of unfortunate events, he all but moves in with Ellis and Rudy after knowing Ellis for all of two seconds. There was a lot of promise in the first few chapters, so it was a pity that it wasn’t lived up to. I kept reading hoping it would climb its way back up but it didn't.


And as for the paranormal aspects, I just didn't feel they were needed and that they actually cheapened the story. For instance,

the bully/bad guys' homophobia may or may not be influenced by some mysterious evil something or other lurking inside him. Because people can't be bigots and jerks on their own, dontcha know.

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Granted, that could be because this is just starting to build up those elements and their functions will be more integral in the next two books. From the reviews I skimmed for the remainder of the series, that does indeed seem to be the case.


As for the editing, it's non-existent unfortunately. Compound words are often separated into two words. There are missing words and missing or incorrect punctuation use throughout, and words that should have been hyphenated often weren't, making some sentences hard to read. Plus, the timeline seemed to be inconsistent. For instance, some visitors come to Ellis's house, and the next day it's said that they came "the other day" indicating it was more than one day ago. It was hard to keep track of the passage of time, sometimes even within the same scene. And then halfway through the book, we're told it's 1991! Here I was thinking it's a contemporary.


I also had trouble buying how

a then 12-year old Ellis was able to live alone with his mentally-disabled 24-yr old brother with the mind of a 4-year old. Sure, Rudy was technically an adult, but how in the world could he be Ellis's legal guardian? Even if it was the 70s, I just can't see that happening, small town or not. How did Ellis get all the bills or Rudy's disability checks in his name? How did he cash those checks? How did he get control of the settlement account from their parents' deaths? How did he pay the bills? I know the sheriff and his wife (a teacher, no less) was helping them, but that just made it harder to swallow. Ms Wilder goes through a great deal of trouble trying to make this aspect of Ellis's and Rudy's background believable, but it just didn't work for me. Why not just make Ellis older? Make him 18, or even 16 or 17 so he'd be old enough to become an emancipated minor. It wouldn't have changed anything about the story at all. But I guess that wouldn’t have been tragic enough.

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About the only bright spot in this was Rudy; he was a delightful character, though he would no doubt aggravate some readers. While I did like Jon and Ellis, I didn't feel the chemistry between them.

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