What We Wish You Knew About Depression. Love, Depressed People

Last week I was at a conference talking to an old friend over deep dish pizza (HELLO, CHICAGO!) and depression came up, as it does with me. Despite being so unable to shut up about it that I have both a blog and a podcast about it, I was at a loss when she asked … Continue reading What We Wish You Knew About Depression. Love, Depressed People

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Optimistic Stretching

The first day in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) is all orientation, which is anticlimactic and not unlike college, albeit with more emphasis on pharmaceuticals and less on lower division requirements. I had gone in that day expecting to dive into self-betterment headfirst and instead received a syllabus of how the rest of my days … Continue reading Optimistic Stretching

Suicide

Maybe it's really been dominating the news; maybe it's how I've curated my online world. Either way,  celebrity suicide deaths seem to be everywhere (including the recent, like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. And with that, retelling the stories of others). Along with that comes reflection and endless opinions. So here's mine: there isn't one … Continue reading Suicide