Depression is a tough subject to talk about. No conversation about it is going to be an easy or comfortable one. Here are four things I’ve observed when trying to talk with someone about my depression and some tips on handling the conversation
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.