Tag: denial

Stay.

It’s been two days and the grief has yet to subside. It comes in waves, one minute i’m perfectly fine minding my own business and doing my assignments, the next minute i’m tearing up. They say time heals all wounds and I know it’ll take time for the raw emotions to pass, but at this […]

Snap out of it.

A few days ago I had someone close to me tell me that my battle with depression was nothing but “sadness” and that I needed to “get the f*** over it” and to just “stop”. That i’m faking it and trying to gain sympathy from them in hopes that they will pity me and care for me. […]

Perceptions of Mental Illness.

I recently had a conversation with a close friend on the topic of mental illness, someone who had been tentatively diagnosed as having depression and anxiety. Upon their diagnoses and winding down from the emotional medical appointment their perception of the diagnoses began to drastically change. They felt that they were seen as “weak” or […]

Approaching someone you care about.

I think one of the toughest things to grasp is trying to figure out how to help someone you think may have depression. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately as I feel that someone very close to me has been struggling a lot lately. I have also been told by countless amounts of […]

The One Year Mark

It’s been one year since that fateful day where I decided to seek help for what I was struggling with. It’s scary to realize how fast time flies and how much has changed in that one year. I’ve begun to find that happy place where I was once and have gotten back to being passionate […]

Day 3

Yesterday was okay, I made it through the day without a single tear shed. I still felt really anxious for the majority of the day and I was so exhausted sitting through all my classes. I had to take a 2 hour nap in between the two lectures, which I normally wouldn’t have done. I […]

The First Stage: Denial

I recently came across a great quote that does a pretty good job at describing depression: “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.”- J.K Rowling […]