Everyone needs something or someone to keep them going. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with a mental illness or if you’re perfectly healthy. We all need something to spur us, someone to cheer us on. There’s no one right answer for what that motivation could or should be. I have a few. Emma. That… Continue reading What Keeps You Going?
You hear all the time that when you go through tough times you find out who your real friends are. Let’s look at it another way. When you go through tough times you find out who your real friends aren’t. It is definitely true that when life gets turned upside down you find out who… Continue reading Thinning the Herd
You know what’s fun about depression? I mean, besides absolutely fricking nothing? The complete and total inability to give a crap. Sure there are perks: living in pajamas because you never go anywhere, binge watching TV shows because you’re not about to move off of the couch, etc. Giving in to that lethargy is ceding… Continue reading For the Love of God, Just Do Something!
Yesterday was my birthday. A day that just begs for introspection. As a general rule, I end up looking back over the previous year in particular and my life in general. It’s like an annual State of the Union of Julie analysis. Even though I’m going to have to go on record as saying that… Continue reading Birthday Surprises
I pulled out one of my medical textbooks and looked up the definition of major depression. “Chronic, severe symptoms of depression with apathy (indifference), hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, crying, insomnia, lack of pleasure in any activity (anhedonia), increased or decreased appetite, inability to make decisions or concentrate, fatigue, and slowed movements. During psychiatric interviews, depressed patients… Continue reading Depression? Sign Me Up!
The dreams can just suck sometimes. I’ve always been a vivid dreamer, able to remember my dreams, not just when I wake up but for years afterward. I still remember a nightmare from when I was four years old. I dreamt that I had gone down the drain after my bath and I was stuck… Continue reading To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
One of the truly crappy things that happens for so many of us fighting Depression is that we also have some form of anxiety disorder as well. So on top of all the wonderfulness of Depression there is also the ability to worry ourselves to the point of physical illness over things that may never… Continue reading When Is Enough Too Much?