What makes life worth living? There can be no universal answer to this, perhaps the greatest of questions because the answer would be different for each person. Things are further complicated if you have depression since the nature of the condition is to suck the joy out of experiences and thus out of life itself. … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
There are so many questionnaires online about depression but few of them seem to get to the heart of the matter. This short yet self-indulgent approach I have selected may help redress the balance even if only to a very small degree. I hope you enjoy it. Hello and welcome Thanks – it’s a pleasure … More Depression – A Brief Interview With Myself
That’s okay You carry on ignoring me I’m not your sort You should be happy, You got lucky, Born with everything you needed While I got all the lack When you clomp around the office Your feet in nylons, A toe poking through the end, Be happy you are not me, You’re a swell gal, … More You Carry On
Exactly what it says on the tin 100 Famous People Who Experience(d) Depression Douglas Adams (writer) Hans Christian Andersen (writer) Adam Ant (musician) Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (astronaut) Woody Allen (film director, comedian) Tom Baker (actor) Roseanne Barr (comedienne, TV personality) Ludwig van Beethoven (composer) Charles Baudelaire (poet) Ingmar Bergman (film director) William Blake (painter, poet, … More 100 Famous Depressives
Medication doses can generate these feelings. They call it depersonalisation. It’s just a word. It doesn’t tell you how it feels to experience it. Raindrops slide down the windows as though the panes are crying. A chimney half a mile away issues a thin plume of smoke while malnourished birds cut through the cold air. … More Untitled
Dear AIMHOUDTMI, That is, Anyone I Might Have Offended Unintentionally Due to Mental Illness (AIMHOUDTMI) In a narrow sense, I address this letter to past work colleagues, but it could apply as easily to anyone I have met who meets the above criteria. I am very sorry if I offended you during our time together, … More Dear AIMHOUDTMI
I recently found this depression-related questionnaire floating about online so I thought I’d answer it and do a blog post based on it. The usual disclaimer applies that these are purely my opinions based on my own experiences. I hope you find it interesting. How long have you had depression? ‘Officially’ since my early twenties, … More Depression questionnaire