Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Are You Stressed Out? [AUDIO]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Chronic stressful life situations can increase the risk of developing depression if you aren’t coping with the stress well.  Carol Kivler, the author of the best selling book Will I Ever Be The Same Again, knows that for a fact! Carol was first diagnosed with a mental illness in 1990.  Since 1990, she has experienced both long periods of recovery and four acute episodes of depression, each time requiring hospitalization and additional ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatments.

In an interview with KSOO Radio, Carol says avoiding stress is essential to recovery from depression.  “Unfortunately, for people that have a mental health disorder, stress is  a trigger that can kick off an episode or down slide.  For me personally,  acupuncture and massage therapy have been beneficial.  Mental Illness like most illnesses is very individualized.  There are some commonalities, and there are some things we can do that can complement medical treatment.”

Although it’s difficult, Carol urges people suffering from depression or other mental health disorders to get help.  “The first step is the most important step.  You don’t have to struggle alone.  You have nothing to be embarrassed about.  This is an illness.  Because of the stigma around mental illness, people struggle way to long than they need to.  There is help out there. With the right treatment, there is a brighter tomorrow.  The hopelessness that you feel today is temporary.”



Best of KSOO

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSOO VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KSOO VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.