coping with depression
The first time I remember being clinically depressed, I was 11. My family had abruptly moved halfway across the country. I
It can feel like your world is falling apart.
The worst thing you can do with depression is guilt yourself for having it. Depression feels awful enough; don't tell yourself your wrong or bad or unworthy just because you have it.
On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.
The platform isn't just mason jars and succulents.
My intention in writing about depression is to share my experiences frankly and openly in the hope that something inspires or supports another going through their own hell. Depression is a serious illness and one that sadly carries a huge stigma. It frustrates me that people are fearful.
Gionfriddo cautions that even people who are in treatment and have learned how to cope can still return to an acute phase
One of my oldest friends called me yesterday. She lived 10 minutes away from Robin Williams and wanted to talk about him. She'd recently seen him at a bookstore and one of her kids had gone to school with his stepdaughter. My friend and I are alike in many ways, but perhaps in one that is most important: suicide hits too close to home.
As my heart aches from the untimely death of Robin Williams, I decided I'd tell my own story about depression. I hope it
The good news is that you can feel better. If you are in a relationship, you can feel more connected. And your family can function in a much healthier manner. These three steps are a beginning. The beginning of a journey where you will start to know who you really are.