Category: Living with Depression

Surface Tension

I have often felt lately, that I am a cup that is filled to full. You know when the liquid threatens to spill over and all that is preventing the overflow is surface tension? But then, the next drop hits the surface and everything begins to spill out. This has been my life lately. I have allowed my cup to…

Blaze of Light in Every Word

Photo credit: David Gainforth There are a lot of perks in being the hyper kid. When your mind never shuts off, there are some amazing things that one can accomplish. I work very well under the pressure of a deadline. I can operate two or three steps ahead. But with all of those perks, there are some not so great…

It’s a Cold and it’s a Broken Hallelujah

The above image resonates with how I view living with depression. When you are in the midst of darkness and unsure of how to reach out or even find help… it can feel like you are drowning. Worse, drowning while others are oblivious to your storm. Mental struggles are not always noticeable on the outside: invisible pain. There are depths…

Inside My Head

  Depression. How many of us have made the statement at one time or another, “I’m so depressed”? I think it is fair to say that the majority of us have used the phrase at some point. But what is it like to live inside the body and mind of someone who actually experiences clinical depression? What is a day…