Six words others use to describe me vs. six words I use to describe myself. Try it!
You know you’re depressed when…
A “trigger” is something that, well, triggers a certain negative feeling inside you. The most annoying part? It can be anything.
Sometimes, things whirl around in my head like a tornado and they don’t land anywhere.
You can’t take care of anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first.
An Open Letter to those who think depression and other mental illnesses are a choice and that we can just ‘snap out of it’.
The hole in my heart is back.
One of the symptoms of depression is extreme chronic fatigue. The kind that prevents you from participating in social activities or your favorite hobby or even holding down a job. The kind that prevents you from having a life.
Avoidance doesn’t work.
Old ways won’t open new doors.
Just about ANYTHING can be a trigger, depending on the day. It can be helpful to know what yours are.
Practice Makes Permanent.
For a long time, I was unable to identify my triggers for depression or wanting to drink or use. And then, someone along my journey suggested I make a “Safety Plan”.
When you project confidence, people notice.
Beware the snowball effect.
Loneliness, that big empty feeling that engulfs my whole self—that one hurts. But it’s not the same as being alone.