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My name is Emily Berk and I am currently in the process of doing research for my Senior Research Thesis for Sociology. In short, the mission of my research is to understand how chronic illness impacts well-being. In order to do this, I must conduct interviews with individuals with a chronic illness.
I am reaching out to anyone who identifies with having a physical chronic illness in hopes that you will be willing to help me with…Continue
The black dog is of course a metaphor that was used by Winston Churchill to describe his depression. Although it is believed this expression is much older than that.
“I don’t like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through. I like to stand right back and if possible get a pillar between me and the train. I don’t like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water. A second’s action would end everything. A few drops of…Continue
I have lived with depression from a very young age. I was being seen from 4th grade by a therapist and carried it on most of my life. As a baby I was always sick, needing shots to boost my immune system. Through my teenage life it was all pretty standard, I got colds often, flu, the depression lingered and I lost a lot of people from being so withdrawn. I started getting tremors at 20, and some days are worse than others with it.
Recently, I lost my first pregnancy in…Continue
so I learned recently that if you need a medical necessity such as a travel size oxygen concentrator they won't cover it at all not one penny will they spend on it. I made a Go Fund Me account just for that and it has been very helpful to me so far with people who have donated. I need this machine because my CO2 level will go up at night without it if we go to places. My lungs do not work well and I use a home oxygen concentrator as well as a Bipap machine; it is not easy traveling with…Continue