Mental Illness

Tony Ryan - Saturday, July 03, 2010

I have a great passion for finding meaning in life. I think that I have been hurt often by feeling things but not understanding or even at times being aware to what I was sensing. I have felt depressed at times and perhaps crazy and definitely weak. I write a daily journal about my relationships with self and people and a recent one is about mental illness and mental health. I am going to present it in the raw form it was written. The she referred to is a woman I had recently had contact with. [More]

The Silent Devil

Tony Ryan - Friday, July 06, 2007

I have written the following on my myspace site and thought it could be interesting to post it here aswell. I am very much a person who doesn’t accept depression in myself as natural and normal. I frequently search my emotions for empowerment. The following refers to an aspect of life that I believe is the cause of much mental instability. It talks of energy and confusion and how we all pass it around. It is touching on things that many in the science world and spiritual healing fraternity are interested in. However to my mind the medical people don’t seem to give it much respect. Would be interested in the opinions of people on this site. [More]

Depression - Illness or Gift

Tony Ryan - Friday, January 06, 2006

There has just been a report of a Rugby League legend passing and his son revealing that he had suffered from depression. It has created much publicity and shock in Australia. People seem baffled how such a successful and strong man could be down. It has led to a debate as to if depression is an illness or a weakness. [More]

Looks and Depression

Tony Ryan - Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I thought I may share some further thoughts re the looks issue of depression. Last night for a rare occasion I went out to a place called 'The Beach'. It is a trendy hotel in Port Melbourne frequented by the so called 'beautiful people'. I used to go to such places regularly myself a few years ago and used to judge myself and others harshly at times. I left many times with anger and/or low self esteem. [More]

The Gift - sensitivity and wisdom

Tony Ryan - Saturday, April 09, 2005

I believe that emotional sensitivity is a true gift. Sensitive people I believe have a heightened ability to feel the emotions of other people and also have a heightened ability to project their feelings and emotions to others. [More]

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