This blog is based on the premise that people with serious depression can feel better.
I’ve found blogs about depression to be full of either a) medical advice so general as to be useless, or b) super depressing first hand accounts of how bad depression is.
This blog is about trying to get better.
About me: I was a high functioning, undiagnosed depressed adult for more than a decade, and started this blog a few months after my diagnosis. This is not a “looking back” blog by a person who has tackled her demons. I am categorically still in the fucking muck of it. I left a successful career and have been unemployed for more than a year, unable to even look for work in my field.
While I’m pretty new to treatment, I’m told (and I believe) that I’ve been struggling with depression since grade school. I don’t have a lot of experience in getting better, but I do have a lot of experience in not getting better – in managing my symptoms, finding workarounds, and believing that I can and should do this on my own.
This site is about the process of going from one to the other. This is a site about getting better.