When I was diagnosed with depression I turned to the internet for help. What I found was lots of advice, almost all of which was utterly unhelpful.
Exercise? No shit, Sherlock. Problem is I can’t get out of bed.
Veggies? Oh lord. I haven’t eaten a meal in days and you want me to worry about spinach?
All the advice seemed specially designed to make me feel even worse. Even lonelier, even less capable, even more hopeless. “If this is the stuff most depressives struggle with,” I thought, “then I should probably be hospitalized.”
It’s hard to lift yourself up when you literally can’t think of anything you enjoy.
So, for the next few days I’ll be posting some lists. Music that’s reaffirming. Books that distract and engage but won’t make you sad. Movies that are funny and respectful.
Media to give your mind a break for when you want to feel better but don’t know how.
I’d love to hear your suggestions. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org