If you know me, you know that I have multiple jobs. 4 jobs, to be exact. I have 2 part-time jobs and 2 freelance jobs. I’m also a full-time graduate student. Why I insist on taking on such a heavy workload is beyond me. Perhaps it’s the appeal of knowing that this load will make me too busy to focus my attention on my anxiety. Or maybe it’s because I feel more valuable when I am busy with a multitude of to-dos on my list. It could be both. Read More Job Searching for the Anxiety-Stricken
Q. I’m struggling to solve things with my boyfriend. He is an amazing person with whom I hope to spend my life. But lately I have been suffering from depression. It has negatively affected his life, since we live together, and we are trying now to work through it. Part of the source of this problem is the feeling that I can’t complain or be “negative” in any way around him. When I need to talk to him about something sad or difficult (which has been a lot these last few weeks), he often distances himself from me afterward (at the exact moment when I feel relieved and intimate!) He never comes to me with any problems; it seems like he just hates to ever have to deal with something unhappy. My anxiety about this perpetuates the cycle of not wanting to talk to him. Read More Coping, If You Will: Depression and Relationships
Depression is complicated, and so is the stigma surrounding it. But Clay, creator of Depression Comix, tackles depression and other mental health topics with respect and understanding. He brings to light complex issues that others shy away from, and he does it all in 4 panels. Read More Interview with the Artist: Clay (Depression Comix)
“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” “• Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Read More The Banality of Talking (And Why It Saved Me)
Good evening, Persephoneers. The Caregiving Parenting Saga is ready to continue, fuelled by a cup of green tea and cranberry.
I was recently talking with a friend about how his therapy sessions had been going. He told me that his therapist asked him to complete some homework; he was to figure out and write down what his life would look like if he could have it exactly the way he wanted it. On its face, that might not seem that challenging, but when one really starts thinking about it, it is such a deep question, no? Read More An Ideal Life
I just have one question for Ask Luci today, but it’s a good one and one that I think a lot of people experience, so let’s get to solvin’ some problems!
One of the number one issues that causes people anxiety about therapy is that first session. It’s scary since you don’t know what to expect and you know that you’re going in there to talk about things that are hard to talk about. It’s totally normal and OK to be nervous, but I’m going to try to cover the most common things that are going to happen in a first session. Read More So You Want To Go To Therapy – The First Session