Tag: depression

Day 2

I lie awake in bed again, all day I have felt this anxious sensation in the pit of my stomach. My mind keeps tormenting itself by having flashbacks to some of the cruel things people have said to me in recent times. It really hurt to be called crazy, it stings so much still. I […]

Day 1

It’s been one day since the official diagnosis. I couldn’t fall asleep last night, I just had so many thoughts racing through my head over what I was feeling and what was going on. The amount of support and love from my family and friends was highly overwhelming for me to be honest. I had […]

"Gradually and then Suddenly"

“Some catastrophic moments invite clarity, explode in split moments: You smash your hand through a windowpane and then there is blood and shattered glass stained with red all over the place; you fall out a window and break some bones and scrape some skin. Stitches and casts and bandages and antiseptic solve and salve the […]

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 […]