Life, Mental Health

An Open Letter to Those Battling Depression

To You Who Needs to Hear This - From My Heart to Yours, In 2015, I took the screen out of my 5th floor apartment window, stuck my head outside, and tried to determine if the jump would kill me, or just terribly injure me. I was already in so much pain emotionally, the last… Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Battling Depression

Mental Health

The Elephant in the Room: Seasonal Depression

      Many people struggle with Seasonal Depression, also (appropriately) referred to as SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some people only suffer from depression seasonally, while other people (like myself) live with depression all year round, but feel that their depression worsens as the seasons change. SAD is said to be more likely to affect… Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: Seasonal Depression

Mental Health

Words Matter: Things You Shouldn’t Say To Someone With A Mental Illness

     Mental Illness is an incredibly complex, at times indescribable thing. It's something that you'll never truly understand unless you've lived it. However, that doesn't mean that you can't be empathetic towards those who do live with it. My best friend has never struggled with mental illness, he's never had depression or anxiety, yet he… Continue reading Words Matter: Things You Shouldn’t Say To Someone With A Mental Illness

Mental Health

An Open Letter To My Depression

Dear Depression, It's me. I'm sure you must know who I am, seeing as we've been living together for a few years now. I actually think we've probably been living together for much longer than that, but I didn't have a name for you back then. I'm writing to you so that we can get… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Depression