depression

How I Manage My Depression

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I thought now was a good time to share a post about how I manage my depression, as autumn is a notoriously difficult time. (There’s a reason why Suicide Prevention Week is in September.) The days get shorter, the sun appears less even during the day, the weather changes, and, no matter how shitty you […]

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Taking the Leap: Cliff Jumping

I am a very anxious person. Lucky for me, it tends to tag along with my depression. As a result, I spend a lot of time fretting over scenarios that will never come to pass. Fortunately, my anxiety isn’t such that it holds me back much, but there are times when I really feel the […]

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My Own Silver Lining

We went to see Silver Linings Playbook yesterday. With Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jennifer Lawrence (mad girl crush on her, hooboy). If you’re not aware, the movie centers around Pat, who has bipolar disorder. He has just been released from a mental hospital for an “incident” in which he beat the shit out of […]

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Keeping the Autumn Blues At Bay: Travel Plans!

Ah, September. Golden leaves rustling in the breeze, which carries the faintest crisp hint of winter. Colder, sharper sunshine. Big sweaters and tall boots, scarves and fingerless gloves. Everyone going back to school. The days are shorter and chillier, and it is oh so satisfying to curl up on the couch under a blanket with […]

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True Confessions, Or My Battle with Depression

Things are about to get serious up in this blog. This post was hard for me. It was scary to write. I didn’t know if I should. I didn’t know if it had a place here on the blog. But I think that it is an important issue to address, for many reasons, not least […]

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