I had a plan. I was going to university straight out of high school. I would have a degree in 4 years and then get my masters degree. I would be a psychologist by the time I was 23 and have all my student loans paid off the following year. That didn’t happen. I … More How Depression Changed my Future
1. I am not faking it 2. This is not an act to get attention 3. Just because I smile, doesnt mean I’m not depressed 4. I am not just sad 5. I love you, but my depression makes me feel like a burden to you 6. I want to be your strong older sister, … More 10 Things I Wish My Sister Knew About My Depression
Psychologists and psychiatrists are great tools to manage and cure mental illness. You can see on for a short time, or for years. There is a difference between them and it isn’t too hard to figure out which one you want to see. The biggest difference is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication and psychologists cannot. … More Psychologists vs. Psychiatrists: What’s the Difference
What it is really like to see a doctor for depression … More When You Want to See a Professional About Depression
For someone who has never had anxiety or panic attacks, it is really hard to understand what it is like. Most people don’t get it. The way I explain it to them is by saying that anxiety is like a check engine light of a car. The check engine light comes on when it senses … More Anxiety is Like Having a Broken Check Engine Light
Panic attacks are incredibly hard to explain. No one can truly understand until they experience one themselves. So I’ve tried my best to explain what panic attacks are like for me. It starts as a pressure in my ribs. Not a pain, just pressure. But that pressure is all I can focus on. All of … More What Does a Panic Attack Feel Like?
Being sad is terrible. You can feel hurt and upset for a particular reason. But depression is different. Depression is so consuming. It swallows you whole and makes you feel like nothing. Less than nothing. Like you are worth nothing to anyone and there is no point to getting out of bed. No point to … More Being Sad is NOT the Same as Having Depression
Being sad is not the same as having depression Being sad is terrible. You can feel hurt and upset for a particular reason. But depression is different. Depression is so consuming. It swallows you whole and makes you feel like nothing. Less than nothing. Like you are worth nothing to anyone and there is no … More Being Sad is NOT the Same as Having Depression
Everyone is unique. The same chemicals that are released in my brain at a particular time may not be released in yours. Thats why there are so many different types of medication for depression. Some work on most people, but not everyone. And if they do work to help the depression, the side affects could … More There is NO Quick Fix for Depression
“You don’t look sick enough to be in this place.” … More What does Depression Look Like?