Tag: Depression

The Danger of Disappearing into Motherhood

There was a time when I felt like I was disappearing into motherhood, like I had zero individual identity aside from whatever was happening that involved my offspring. Actually, I felt like I was disappearing in general. Everything was terrible. EV-ERY-THI-I-ING. I barely recognized myself – not just my face, but my thoughts. I didn’t... Read more »

Crushing the stigma of mental illness, one blog post tirade at a time

Yesterday over breakfast, my mother and I were talking about how open people of my generation are to discussing mental illness. People of her generation (Silent Generation – people born between 1925 and 1945) wouldn’t dream of talking about mental illness of any kind in casual conversation, let alone acknowledging it in private. It just... Read more »

Mental Health Month: Mental Illness, Music and Mood

I love mental health month. It is putting me in a better mood than usual, because I love talking about mental health! I’m in the mood to write about MOOD. I want you to understand the difference between normal moods and a mood disorder AND why it’s super important that you do. Hip-hip, hooray for... Read more »

Looking for a kernel of corn? Let Hyperbole and a Half help!

This post is really fucking long. But it will be worth it. Because anything that includes some Hyperbole and a Half is always worth it. In the winter of 2000, an odd little, leprechaun-esque psychologist asked me a question that set off a chain of thoughts and feelings that led me to the darkest place... Read more »

Depression - S*&t that everyone should know

Trust me, I am a professional. I really am. Go ahead and look it up, I’ll wait. The vast amount of incorrect information, half truths, and overall crap that is available for our reading pleasure overwhelms me. I’m sure you feel the same sometimes. I ignore everything about the Kardashians because I’m not interested in... Read more »

A Spoonful of Hyperbole helps the guilt go away

The photo below is proof that I should try harder to accept the reality that I can no longer go without wearing an over the shoulder boulder holder when I go out in public. It’s a good thing my chubby tummy made a nice shelf for my boobies, because it was raining and I wasn’t... Read more »

Crazy Pills, Bloggers and First World Problems

Recently three bloggers who I enjoy shared with their readers about their struggles with depression. They have historically alluded to their struggles with mental health issues, but never in the intense and painfully revealing recently emoted way of recent blogs. Here are the links. http://thebloggess.com/2012/01/the-fight-goes-on/ http://shinyinside.blogspot.com/2011/11/this-is-not-about-depression-its-about.html –   http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/  Nothing like a creative mind to really... Read more »