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Manic Depression : 7 Steps for Healing from Depression

Manic Depression : 7 Steps for Healing from Depression

7 Steps for Healing from Depression and Manic Depression with Alicemarie O’Neill

Manic depression and depression affect nearly 3 billion people, so if you’re one of them, you’re not alone. Alicemarie O’Neill is a mental health and spiritual counselor. She’s also an international best-selling author of The Formula. A book on the ‘Seven Steps for Healing from Depression and Manic Depression/Bipolar disorder.’

Alicemarie lives in Hawaii. Since healing, her mission is to help others build a stronger and more evolved version of themselves.

If you suffer from depression, you’re not alone. Over 264,000,000 (WHO.com) suffer from depression.

Now it’s time to heal

7 Steps for Healing from Depression & Manic Depression

Alicemarie has her own experiences and was diagnosed as a manic depressive in the past. Through her own personal experiences, she has learnt how to heal and recover from depression. In this podcast she talks us through the 7 steps for healing from depression in depth.

Here are the 7 steps in bullet points for quick reference.

  1. Start by stabilizing – with medication, holistic healing, diet and supplements. 

  2. Take care with your thoughts. Mental Alchemy changes the way we think on a basic level. We attract what we are energetically.

  3. Use mental exercises: Creating mental distraction with gratitude and journaling.

  4. Learning to deal with the physical world. We have no choice but to deal with the physical world and need to learn how to make it work for us. Alicemarie talks us through how to do this.

  5. Create routines and responsibilities. Creating to do lists to organize thoughts and activities.

  6. Small steps to face the public and have social contact. Humans need interaction and to take small steps to get into small groups. Connection is vital so you don’t feel alone and isolated.

  7. Practice mindfulness or meditation. How to be present and in the moment, and to relax.


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Final thoughts

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

According to NPR 22 Veterans commit suicide every day. Veterans are at risk of committing suicide at a rate that is 41% higher than the general population in the US. (Veterans Affairs).  This includes active duty service members.

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PTSD is coming into our consciousness and our Nation’s consciousness, slowly.  The awareness of PTSD is linked to our courageous veterans. But the population affected by it is huge. Another statistic is that women suffer from PTSD more than men.  Anyone who has suffered violence, assault, inhumane atrocities, are susceptible to PTSD. This includes veterans, Police, victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and refugees among others suffer from the debilitating effects of PTSD.

You are not crazy! You have suffered abuse. Now it’s time to heal.  Alicemarie O’Neill

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Where to find Alicemarie O’Neill

Alicemarie Blog & website

The Formula Seven Steps to Healing From Depression and Manic Depression by Alicemarie O’Neill. You can get the book for free on Kindle or $14.95 in paperback.

Disclaimer: This does not provide medical advice in any form. It does not substitute advice from appropriately qualified professionals.


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