Jun 07 2012
10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Depression
I have talked about how difficult coming to terms with and accepting my diagnosis was because what I was feeling felt anything but like depression, or at least what I thought it to be. Had I known more about the symptoms of depression and all ...
May 25 2012
When the Happy Pill Didn't Work: Finding the Right Antidepressant
When you’re diagnosed with depression, you trust your doctor to put you on medication that will work its magic and make you all better. That’s what doctors do, isn’t it: know what to do to make you better. Perhaps that thinking is why my strugg...
May 17 2012
Facing My Father’s Death and My Fear of Depression
By the time my father was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, I had been “better” from my depression for a few years. By better I mean that I liked to believe I was cured, like it was just a dark little blip in my life that I took care of an...
May 10 2012
Too Happy, Too Strong, and Too Darn Cute for Depression: My Rude Awakening
Years later, I still get emotional reading excerpts from the journal I kept when I was diagnosed with a chemical imbalance causing depression. I remember feeling sick in a way that I had trouble explaining because it seemed to be so many diffe...