10 Things that People with Depression Want You to Know

Depression is not just "being sad." Yes, you feel despair and discouragement often when you struggle with depression. But you also feel a lack of energy, low motivation, irritability, and a host of other things. Sadness just does not encompass all of the emotions that you struggle with when you are depressed. We can't just…

Life to the Fullest

Recently we recognized the anniversary of a horrible car accident that I was in. I was driving to my parents' house when I fell asleep for a split second and crashed into a mailbox in front of a person's home and then into a tree beyond that. My car caught on fire, and I tried to…

A Change of Perspective

Today I started training for a new mini-job...and I liked it! It felt good to actually be doing something that is productive, and that will hopefully bring in a little extra money. And that gave me a tad bit of hope for tomorrow. It got me thinking about perspective. I don't often have a very…

Thy Will Be Done

So I've been struggling with mental health issues for about 20 years. It started when I was a teenager and there were a lot of family issues going on that caused a great turmoil in my heart. And it just kind of grew from there. I've been diagnosed with severe, chronic depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),…