It is not just a matter of feeling sad; discover an honest view of the mental, emotional and physical toll of clinical depression.
Depression on Deck
*The article below originally appeared on my personal Tumblr blog The Octopus Sleep in 2019 and I added a post from 2013, editing both to reflect my current circumstances and progress. Both reflect on what I went through when I was manic depressive for many years, finding out the root cause nearly 40 years after my birth. I must advise first that the video that accompanies this article may be triggering to others who have been through similar. It is not my intention for that to occur, but I want everyone to know just how BAD depression can get and the ramifications of toxic relationships that result from its aftermath. I mentioned She but it applies to ANYONE, man or woman. I'm putting myself out here just to remind others who are going through the fire: There is a way out. It may get worse before it gets better. Seek professional help and if you can't there are resources via YouTube than can help. Always consult with a professional before implementing any type of treatment."
Art. It’s all around us. It’s not just the picasso hanging silently in an art gallery. Art is loud, and it is the essence of the human expression and emotion. Art is what gives the flesh, bones, and cells a meaning. Art is beautiful in that it is boundless. Never too much emotion, never too much passion. The brain creates images, motions, sounds, and gestures in a way that gives just a little meaning in a world of greys and blacks. Art not only represents those that are giddy and untroubled. It provides an escape for those with nothing else in the world. It creeps from the greys and streaks across the blacks, creating bleak yet colorful and passionate images for those without a voice. Only the ignorant ignore the passion that can be found in the darkness.
Living with Mental illness as a teen mom and the decisions i made.
Well, where to start? Hi, I'm MaKayla and i'm 22 years old with 2 sons. They are age 4 and 2. But before I get into all that lets go back to the beginning. Well not the very beginning because that is a lot to go through. Well go back to about age 11 when I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety and started getting treatment.
John Denver’s Sweet Surrender 1974
The hurts of life battered my soul as I packed for the week long hike into the back country. With a little luck, no one would find my body. Nothing about my life was worth living, no one cared. I didn't care and I sure as hell knew there wasn't a soul who would miss my sorry ass.
12 Ways to Fight Depression That Aren't Medication
As a crisis worker, talking with patients in multiple hospitals, and while working in private practice as a licensed counselor, the two most common concerns I see people come in for help with are depression and anxiety. Ninety percent of the people that I work with suffered from one or both of these concerns.
I never got to say Goodbye.
When i try to prove others, focus on my life and change from accomplishing something for myself to achieve ,to convince others. With this change of focus, the final outcome is always unsatisfactory.
Depression Life Hacks: 15 Phrases, Sayings, And Affirmations I Tell Myself That Keep Me Going Even On My Worst Days
First off, let's check in with ourselves! With depression and other mental disorders, observing your energy levels is a GREAT way to not only monitor your mental health, but also regain some sense of control over it.
Monsters and Demons
They don’t tell you that the light at the end of the tunnel is a lie. Just a little bit farther. You tell yourself that if you can just survive this, if you can just survive a little bit longer, you will be free of your monsters and your demons, the people that hurt you beyond recognition. You can do it.
But Not Tonight
Its twenty minutes past midnight and I'm still awake. Usually, I stay awake a few hours after everybody else because all the awaits me on the other side of sleep is getting up again. Showering again. Getting dressed again. Going to work again.
Easy Steps To Avoid Depression
There seem to be so many people who are depressed that we really should take a look at the causes of depression in the first place. The factors that contribute to depression are well-known, and well-researched, but what causes it is not quite understood. New studies have uncovered some of the factors that contribute to the probability of people developing depression.
Harbinger of Spring
"Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you." - Hafiz Journal Entry #31
You know what…
This blog stuff is hard to keep up with so ima just write whatever daily. So i’m pretty sure one of my friends is upset at me and they deleted the app we text on. They said if i wanted to talk to them i would have to download another app that I don’t want to download for various reasons.