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Depression and the senses

Depression

Depression and the senses

There is an invisible thick black, oppressive blob over our house. You can't smell, taste, hear, or touch it but it's there. It's...

Mar 17, 2021

Mental illness can also be a gift

From ten years of age until now, I have dealt with mental illness on various levels.  As a young child with split parents,...

Mar 10, 2021

Garden depression

It's 7:32 on Saturday morning and I am replying to a text about how my adult son is doing. I hate that question. If I tell the truth and...

Mar 3, 2021

Better than I let myself believe

I know there is no ending to this particular story, as one truly never “gets better” from depression. For the longest time however,...

Jan 20, 2021

Fighting like never before

Editor's Note: Warning, some language in this story may be triggering for some, reader discretion is advised. At my wedding ceremony in the late...

Nov 11, 2020

My most successful failures

As a heterosexual, white male (6’8”, 285lbs - give or take 15 lbs. either way), I’ve lived a privileged life. I’ve thrived professionally for...

Oct 14, 2020

You can do this

It’s never an easy thing to admit you’ve been lying to yourself. In my case, I can’t say that I admitted to anything. It was almost like the realizations of...

Oct 7, 2020

Is COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise?

It's difficult to sit here and watch my community crumble in front of my eyes. Last week this time, my eyes rolled at the...

Sep 30, 2020

The importance of a support network

If you struggle with mental illness, the phrase “just talk to me about it” might make you roll your eyes, simply due to...

Sep 16, 2020

Alone With Your Thoughts

When you have PTSD and depression there is nothing more scary then being awake and alone with your thoughts in the still and...

Sep 2, 2020

OCD and my mind

OCD is like a constant voice and thought in your head making you think and believe that you are a terrible person. It makes you think the worst about...

Aug 19, 2020

How my cat saved my life

He was going to leave me. I wasn't good enough. After all, why would anyone want me? I couldn't control my own tears,...

Jul 29, 2020