Coping with Depression

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 support coping with depression, maybe even living 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 recently updated our Forum and encourage you to sign up. The Forum is where those people who are interested in talking about solutions and challenges to the problems of living creatively with moods can share comments and observations with each other. It is a private forum in the sense that you have to contact us to let us know that you would like to join and it is moderated by several clinicians with an expertise in this area.
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.”
And we will also be writing a book this year with the same title. 


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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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