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Getting Angry With Chronic Mild Depression (Dysthmia)

For most of my life, I have struggled with depression at least mildly. There have been a few incidences where it has become more serious and dark for which I needed anti-depressants and therapy. 1,726 more words

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Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder aka Chronic Depression aka Dysthymia aka Neurotic Depression is “a mood disorder consisting of the same cognitive and physical problems as depression… 620 more words

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How I Got Here

A year ago I would have begun this story when I was a small child. I would have started with stories of my abusive mother or my dad who was never around, the extended family that ignored me, the kids who bullied me, or the teachers who threw me to the wolves. 424 more words

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Purple Snowflakes - POEM

Purple snowflakes

Yeah, purple snowflakes

Sailing down the sky

At five forty-three in morning

Behind the orbs I use to see

The orbs that lie about reality… 110 more words

Christmas Blues

The holiday season is here and in full swing by this point. Last week I set up my tree and decorated it. I bought stuff to make Christmas cookies this weekend, and I started wrapping (too many) presents yesterday. 951 more words

Depression…new light at the end of a very dark tunnel

I believe that, when observed from a distance without attachment, much of mental illness, especially depression, is to an extent a reflection of a deeply sick and unhappy society, a deep social sadness causing what a friend describes as “soul ache”. 4,380 more words

Spiritual Journey

Reading Junky

Today I got a book in the mail that I ordered last week: Junky by William Burroughs. I read it for the first time when I was 19, just a couple of weeks after my 2001 suicide attempt. 876 more words