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September 14, 2018

Indescribable pain in my heart and in my mind My mind so over occupied sometimes forget to breathe When the darkness descends I create distance from my friends The actions I displayed during my times of desperation

Selfishly, this is as much a message to me as it is to you. I’m putting this into words because I need to hear this message too. These feelings of pain, anger and sadness at my broken dreams and the uncertainty I face need to have greater purpose than simply the backdr...

August 26, 2018

It’s not that I am afraid of the word depression neither am I ashamed of it but in my eyes Depression was just a word that could literally mean anything about anyone, ‘the darkness’ is what I saw, what I felt, what haunted my every joyous moment and what hurt me, what...

August 17, 2018

The following insights are collected from both my personal and my clinical experiences with depression. These suggestions are not exhaustive and may not apply to every person or relationship. But my hope is they’ll give you a framework to lean on in moments when suppor...

August 17, 2018

Often a person living with depression will put on a mask of joy for the world around them, a mask of 'I'm alright thanks', a mask of acceptability and an outward mask of coping with life, just like everyone else. These are often masks to hide shame or their...

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