Coping with Depression

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Radical Acceptance and Coping with Bipolar Disorder – Gina

What is radical acceptance? Radical acceptance is an approach named by Marsha Linehan, PhD who created Dialectical Behavior Therapy that ...
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12 Steps

There are a few people in my experience who are as impressive in maturity and integrity as those people we have ...
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Sadness Benefits

Are there sadness benefits? It often seems as though the work I am supposed to do is to eliminate all ...
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PTSD Prediction

For people who have been exposed to violence or trauma, and who naturally experience some symptoms of anxiety, what approaches ...
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Depression Is Often Untreated

Depression is often untreated, according to the results from the federal government's National Health and Nutrition Examination study. The vast ...
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Shame and Guilt After Mania – Gina

Addressing Shame and Guilt After a Manic Episode I have witnessed the immense pain caused by the shame and guilt ...
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Bipolar 101 Online

We are putting our Bipolar 101 course online. The first portion of that 9 part course is going to be ...
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Circadian Rhythms and Food

Scientists are uncovering a fascinating relationship between circadian rhythms and food consumption. It looks as though when you eat can ...
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Boost Creativity by Walking

"How can I get my creativity back?" One of my patients, who has been wrestling with depression for quite a ...
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Impulsivity – Gina

Impulsivity is something everyone has experienced. We have all had moments when we have said something impulsively that we regret ...
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About MoodSurfing

Welcome to, the site that highlights strategies for living creatively with moods and coping with depression. This site is for people with bipolar, depression, cyclothymia, and others who experience powerful moods and want to figure out how to integrate these experiences into successful lives.

Although most of us are mental health clinicians of one kind or another, this site is not about providing people with medical or clinical advice (see below). We hope that we can help you cope with depression, maybe even allow you to live well with moods. 

If you like what you see here, be sure to sign up to get updated with new posts. (On the right side of this page there is a box for your email address, the only use we make of that information is to send you an automatic email when there are new posts).

We have done a series of interviews with people who have interesting things to say about different aspects of living creatively with moods. You can find those under the heading “Conversations.


This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. Through this site and linkages to other sites, Moodsurfing provides general information for educational purposes only. The information provided in this site, or through linkages to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. Moodsurfing is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this site.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 OR YOUR PHYSICIAN. If you believe you have any other health problem, or if you have any questions regarding your health or a medical condition, you should promptly consult your physician or other healthcare provider. Never disregard medical or professional advice, or delay seeking it, because of something you read on this site or a linked website. Never rely on information on this website in place of seeking professional medical advice. You should also ask your physician or other healthcare provider to assist you in interpreting any information in this site or in the linked websites, or in applying the information to your individual case.

Medical information changes constantly. Therefore the information on this site or on the linked websites should not be considered current, complete or exhaustive, nor should you rely on such information to recommend a course of treatment for you or any other individual. Reliance on any information provided on this site or any linked websites is solely at your own risk.

Moodsurfing does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be provided on the linked websites. The linked websites may contain text, graphics, images or information that you find offensive (e.g., sexually explicit), Moodsurfing has no control over and accepts no responsibility for such materials.

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  1. Janet

    Would like to subcribe to this plz

    1. PeterForster

      All you need to do is click on the Subscribe button on the RIGHT of the main menu. Thanks for your interest.

  2. samiravanian

    Hi, I´m an artist and teacher and got diagnosed BP1 with psychosis last summer and since then been trying to find a way of dealing with my disability. So I´m glad I´ve found this page and just signed up for the forum. Hope to see you there 🙂


    1. PeterForster

      Welcome. Thank you for visiting.

  3. Janet S

    There is an option to sign in with username and password, but I can’t find an option to register.

    1. PeterForster

      The sign in does not seem to be working. I will try to figure this out on Sunday. Sorry.

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