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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:34 PM

My father, THE Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., experienced bouts of depression.

My father, THE Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., experienced bouts of depression.

I’ve had my struggles, as well. My mother shared about them in her book, ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy.’

You’re not weak. You’re not alone.

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Thinking about a DUer who was outspoken on the issue due to a loss of her own.

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Blue_true Sep 2019 #1
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. Depression is not as uncommon among high performing people as many think.

Especially a person like Dr. King, who also had a high empathy quotient.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:18 PM

2. My original mental health diagnosis is "manic depression", equivalent to a BP1

diagnosis today. Since I can clearly state the difference, I was jailed and hospitalized with mania, but never with depression... There are effective medications available to treat both mania and depression
but in all cases the medication may produce undesirable side effects so it's important to explore other facets of the treatment process like counseling and psychoanalysis. Mental health and a productive life can be had for those of us willing to do the work.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:24 PM

3. Thanks. Good information. nt

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