Where My Depression Really Came From and What Helped Me Heal

Where My Depression Really Came From and What Helped Me Heal

“How you do one thing is how you do everything.” ~Unknown One afternoon, during a particularly low slump, I was getting out of the shower. Quickly reaching for something on the sink, I knocked an old glass off the counter, shattering it onto the floor. In most cases, one might experience stress, frustration, or sadness […]

Congruent Depression: What It Is and How to Overcome It

Congruent Depression: What It Is and How to Overcome It

“Not all of the depression that people experience is an illness… Unlike clinical depression, congruent depression is actually appropriate to your situation.” ~Dr. K ​Every day is the same. Every day I’m stiff. Every day I’m tired. These are the two main things that people with fibromyalgia deal with. It’s been like that for a couple […]

I Got Fired for Struggling with Depression, and It’s Not Okay

I Got Fired for Struggling with Depression, and It’s Not Okay

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.” ~Rita Mae Brown The stigma associated with mental illness has improved in recent years, but there is still […]

The Key to Helping a Person Who Is Depressed

The Key to Helping a Person Who Is Depressed

“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” ~Unknown Depression for me is like constantly walking up a hill. Most of the time the hill has only a one percent gradient. You can hardly even tell it’s a hill. I walk, run, jump, […]

What We Need to Do Before Asking “Are You OK?”

What We Need to Do Before Asking “Are You OK?”

  “Connection gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” ~Brené Brown R U OK Day is a crucial campaign to address mental health problems in our community. Even prior to the pandemic, isolation, loneliness, and disconnection from each other meant that the simple act of asking “Are you OK?” needed to be prompted. We may […]