Robin Williams was able to make me laugh before I even knew who he was. We can't bring him back, but we can talk about the illness that made him take his life.
I felt that mental illness was a blemish on my image, the equivalent of getting an F in school.
It took me years of silently struggling with mental illness before I sought the help I needed. It was one of the hardest, but best, decisions I’ve ever made. I began attending therapy and learned that I had chronic depression and generalized anxiety. I was then referred to a psychiatrist to see if medication may […]
Until recently, the causes of depression were much of an unknown, but as the science and technology of brain and behavior disorders advanced, we began to have a better understanding of the biological basis of mental illness. We know 100% that depression is a mental disorder. Mental disorders are no different from all the ailments that can […]
How music keeps me going through the darkest moments in my life.
I remember thinking it was a sick joke at first, I even remember forcing a laugh and telling her that she wasn't being in the slightest bit funny. I couldn't even make myself believe her until she repeated herself the third time, telling me to not cry.
Visiting a counselor or therapist for the first time isn't an easy experience. When I felt that I couldn't manage my depression on my own last March, I asked my parents about meeting with a therapist.