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Depression

I’m ashamed

I remember the first time my Dad told me that he wanted to kill himself. It is, of course, one of those things a person never forgets. There were...

Mar 21, 2017

Never in harm’s way

I was 10 and it all started with my brothers and I being taken into child custody - we were fortunate that we got to stay with family. With...

Mar 14, 2017

Change is Hope

To get some hope- you have to do one thing. Change one thing and there is hope!

Mar 13, 2017

It’s fucking tough, let me tell you

Mental illness, depression specifically, has been the biggest hurdle I’ve had to overcome in my life. At 29 years old; I've suffered the...

Mar 9, 2017

Proud of the Shower

When you have fought like hell to make it to the shower, celebrate it!

Mar 6, 2017

This will not break me

I thought having three diagnosed mental illnesses, would help me write about my fourth but holy hell, this one ... man ... it’s been difficult!   While I am a sufferer...

Mar 2, 2017

What we don’t say when we talk about the high

I still can’t settle on what came first, the high or the mental illness. I can,...

Feb 28, 2017

The Basic Joy Test

The BJT is pass/fail. Take one thing in your life, that on a good day, brings you a little bit of joy, and on a bad day, doesn't bring...

Feb 27, 2017

The Sickter Scale

The Sickter Scale, much like the Richter Scale, is a measure. It is a way for people struggling with a mental illness to quantify how they are feeling.

Feb 20, 2017

Leave of Absence

“You need to get your heart pumping,” said my doctor, “Get some fresh blood to your brain.” The last thing anyone with crippling depression wants to do is exercise. During...

Feb 14, 2017

The Mask

What is the mask? If you suffer from a mental illness, you likely know it well. The mask is what you wear, when you are struggling, so others won't...

Feb 13, 2017

Bettering your self worth

I have been diagnosed of my anxiety/depression for about three years now. But my story begins much earlier than that. Ever since I...

Feb 9, 2017