Q: I’ve been in a deep, deeeeep depression for the past six months. Couple that with the severe social anxiety I’ve got that prevents me from wanting to go outside my apartment. I’m trying to take care of it/myself, but I can only do so much. Read More Ask UfYH: You Can Do This
I have the privilege of giving away a special guest gift! As someone who experiences mental health issues, I was awestruck when I saw the print that is being given away. Abigail Southworth is a friend of P-Mag and graciously created and donated the print that we are giving away. Read More Birthday Giveaway: Depression Print
Oh, friends, my heart is heavy with everything happening this week. I cannot cover it all, but I can at least give you a few interesting stories, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.
Depression is such a lying asshole.
It’s 2 a.m. again. I am fighting my never-ending battle with insomnia. Comedy is my first line of defense: Patton Oswalt and Aziz Ansari comedy albums help me through the night. At some point during my 2 a.m. restlessness, I click through to my friend’s blog. The words hit so close to home that my eyes turn into spigots. (TW: Suicidal thoughts, self harm) Read More The Caress of Steel
Depression really sucks. It is so hard to explain to people who don’t have mental health issues what depression is like. It is a bleak, dark sadness that comes to me at various times. Sometimes it’s fleeting; sometimes it sticks to me like I am superglue. While transition has cleared up a lot of my deepest darkest depression, I have learned that yes, my brain chemistry is very much hardwired for depressive episodes. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Depression Fighting Edition
I am thinking about the future, which is not something I’m good at.
This post is inspired by the comments in Sara Habein’s latest Record Machine post on Roxy Music’s Avalon. The lovely Moretta commented that the titular song off that record, “More Than This,” was sometimes hard to listen to because of the emotions the song can evoke. Read More 5 Songs That I Cannot Listen To Anymore