Tag archive for mental illness

The Stigma Strikes Back: How the Stigma facing depression made my struggle worse

The Stigma Strikes Back: How the Stigma facing depression made my struggle worse

When I decided to man up and go to battle with my depression demons, I didn’t think the real demons would be the ones outside my head. With mental health firmly in the zeitgeist, I assumed everybody would support my struggles with relative open arms. That’s exactly what happened the…

Continue reading →

To medicate, or not to medicate, that is the question.

I’ve rolled up my sleeves, ready to fight this darned depression. I’ve even got a fancy diagnosis, now, which just so happens to be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s kind of particular, but remember, adults with ADHD have trouble with organization, concentration and time management, and…

Continue reading →

What’s up Doc? How to (and mostly how NOT to) get diagnosed

When I finally accepted I was struggling with depression, I wasn’t daunted. In fact, I was empowered to understand and overcome it before history repeated itself and the love of my life abandoned me. I knew the first step must involve getting an accurate diagnosis. But with the…

Continue reading →

Why it took me 30+ years to realize I was depressed

Something you should know about me. I was a bit of a Hermione Granger keener through most of high school. Like that Gryffindor know-it-all, I had the answers to everything, to which my 90-plus grades can attest. I was so smart, in fact, I could…

Continue reading →

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)