“Moominland in Winter (is) as good an evocation of clinical depression as you’re ever likely to encounter.” (Will Self) Long ago, or so we are told, there was a king and his name was Haggard. He roamed the world searching for things which made him happy, for nothing ever did – or at least, not … More Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’
I have thought long and hard about whether to include this on my blog and I have finally decided that I will. It’s a collection of thoughts, written over a fairly long period of time on all sorts of different subjects but predictably, depression comes up a lot. This is as personal as my writing … More Random Thoughts
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
Originally posted on A Listful of Horrors:
What do Supernanny, the Simpsons and my educational experiences all have in common? The answer is corner time, the dunce’s corner, standing in the corner, or whatever it’s known as in your part of the world. Misbehaving youngsters frequently find themselves sitting on the naughty step or naughty…
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