Another year of life, another year living with depression. Not all of us make it to a new year. Many with depression no longer continue the journey.
Helpful and practical tips to handle holiday depression like a boss! Holidays bring out anxiety, depression, and sometimes, you need help dealing with it.
Handling multiple life changes when living with depression takes a lot of work. I'm sharing ways I found to help me during major transitions in life.
Simple ways to support a friend living with depression truly are SIMPLE. Friends don't always know you need it, and when they do, they don't know how to provide it. Many of us with depression don't ask for help. More often than not, we feel like it's a burden for our friends, and family. Sadly, [...]
Managing depression when living your every day life isn't something that comes easily. It doesn't matter who you are, it's going to take a lot of starts and stops. Know there's not one thing wrong with struggling to find just the right formula to managing depression. Just keep moving forward. Ask for help. Each of [...]
Depression presents itself as anger in many of us Depression presents itself as anger in many of us living with depression. If you're close enough to one of us dealing with depression, don't get butt hurt over it. We're just as confused as you are when we rage against the machine. Depression presents itself as anger [...]
Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. The goal each day as I live with depression, is to "get better." However, sometimes, there's comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It's what I know. I retreat back into it, because I need to, in order to get through certain things. Sounds bizarre, I know. Trust [...]
Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression. It's normal to make huge strides while living with depression. I've come to the realization I'll have struggles, get through the struggles, and find myself dealing with some of the same struggles more than once. Apparently, live and learn applies to me, but only [...]
Winter depression. It's not all in your head. It's a form of SAD, which is an acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD can happen during any season, honestly. It just happens for most people each year during the same season. An example? I find the winter blues hit me about mid-December. Days are shorter, and [...]
Music provides therapy for my depression every, single, solitary day. Music. It's been something I've loved since I was a little girl. I grew up listening to oldies stations, as well as whatever was current each year. It was "church" to me. Elvis Presley. Cher. Bette Midler. Sinatra. Whatever my parents loved, we listened to [...]
Don't take depression on all on your own. Find a therapist. It's the best advice I can give, as someone who has tried doing it not only alone, but also with a therapist. The better way? Bringing on the help of a solid therapist that fits with you. Depression is more than sadness. It's a [...]
Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions. Some of the reactions are kind. Other reactions are.... how do I put this? Well, let's just say after we've parted ways I wonder how they tie their shoes each day without help. I'm not judging them for their reaction, I'm legit perplexed. You'd [...]
Living with depression takes unbelievable strength. Many think it's something that makes all of us out here, dealing with depression, weak. They are mistaken. Not many can handle the feeling of drowning all day, yet get up every day, and live their lives. Yes, living life isn't just about the happy times, it's about the hard [...]
Prior to being a mother, depression hit me throughout my life. I can safely say, it's far more heart breaking to live with depression after your children arrive. Before kids, I didn't even know it was depression. I just thought I was sad for extended periods of time, and I was a loner who felt [...]
Depression is unique to each person living, and dealing, with it. Each of us out here, going through our journey with depression, aren't the same. We may share similar thoughts, but like snowflakes, we're all different. Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it Realizing I suffer from depression has been a long [...]
You've all gotten to know me over the years. I rarely hold back anything I'm thinking, and some have told me I have no filter. Personally, I prefer to live my life knowing I'm speaking from my heart; writing my truth. I come from a place of good intentions, and sure, at times, it might [...]