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"Two years ago to the exact month, I felt my depression hitting hard and knew it was time to try it again. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of my personal brand of depression is a severe lack of motivation. Have you ever had one of those chores or errands you have to do that you simply keep pushing off for hours, days, or sometimes even weeks? Well, it took me.."
"For some people, the holidays are pure torture. It's not cheerful, merry, or anything to celebrate. It can be a time for heightened anxiety, fear, depression, solitude, and dread. To help people understand, a graphic designer named Emma Rose created illustrations adapted from interviews of real people living with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and bipolar II."
"Suddenly I felt the weight of his body on top of me. It was then that I realized he had begun having sex with me.."
It's half past midnight, and here I sit alone. But I'm not alone; he's sleeping right next to me, though he might as well be miles away.… Read more "This Is Not Who I Am"
"I can't explain why I was so affected, but it's a perfect example of the person I am. I'd never even met the turkeys.."
"Ok. I'm about to get extremely open and honest with you. Ready? I've gone back and forth between being public about this and not, and after the last few minutes I've decided it's time I talk for.."
My first poem about depression in over a decade.
"None of my friends know this, but I.."
"Portraying depression as something caused internally because of biological factors and providing a video game-based app for brain training made participants feel that they could do something to control their depression. This supports other research that shows that..."
"...how does depression affect your family? Do you have it? Does an immediate family member like a sibling, parent, or child have it?..."
..." Imagine you have a migraine and will be judged for taking Ibuprofen; or that you have to make it through your entire work day without a coffee or people will whisper that you have an addiction..."
"...somehow, I've also got a jukebox in my head. It's a very cerebral and subconscious thing for me, but..."
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"Below is the Calendar of Carousal followed by descriptions of the events. Extra activities and giveaways will be added along the way, so subscribe or check back frequently to be notified of..."
"You can find them all individually below with a description of each song and what it means to me, or you can subscribe to my YouTube channel and play them all in a playlist.."
"Just when I thought my new therapist had completely forgotten about me after only our first session..."
"I decided then that there would be no more unexplained crying into my bong allowed, and that it’s time I get serious about attempting therapy. I understand most of what’s wrong with me, I just need some..."
My depression began when I was nine years old after a series of traumatic events. I had always been a happy child who loved people, but everything… Read more "Reader Poll: At What Age Did the Depression Begin?"
"I'll be accepting any type of submission you can think of that tells your story, or even a part of it. Perhaps a picture that encompasses your depression or a certain period in your life, a written story, a homemade video..."