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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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
Caregiving: Parenting (Part 3)
Good evening, Persephoneers. The Caregiving Parenting Saga is ready to continue, fuelled by a cup of green tea and cranberry.
An Ideal Life
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, […]
Ask Luci – 3/21
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 […]
Last week I covered the basics of types of therapy and therapists. So maybe you’ve figured out what might be best for you, or at least you feel a little more informed, and you want to pick a therapist. But holy crap! You look at your insurance list and there are 150 names within a […]
Good for you, deciding to go to therapy isn’t always an easy decision, and it’s even tougher when you’re trying to figure out WTF all the acronyms and different types of therapy even mean.
It was the Summer of ’99
The summer of 1999 I was preparing to be a senior in high school. I’d listlessly compiled the list of colleges I’d applied to, but my heart wasn’t in it. It was a hot summer, and I had an easy summer job as a receptionist at a dentist’s office. The dread of departure was starting […]