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Monday, July 21, 2014


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and thanks for visiting my blog!

I don't want to bore everyone with a long winded, rambling first blog post (there will be plenty of those in the future) so I will attempt to keep this one short and sweet. This is my first serious attempt at public blogging, so please be gentle and patient with me. 

So who the hell am I and why should you read my blog?

I have decided to start this blog in order to share my Depression story. I have been living with Depression since I was 14 years old. I have experienced excruciating lows, panic attacks, never-ending anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and plenty of the other fun symptoms of Depression. But, I have also experienced relief from these hellish ordeals. I am currently quite stable and in a good place, where I am able to think back on my experiences so far without being triggered. I want to take this opportunity to share my experience with others, both good and bad. If you are living with Depression or any other mental illness, you should read my blog to find resources, anecdotes, coping strategies, and much more.

OK, great, so what is this blog REALLY about?

This blog is about Depression for the most part, but also mental illness and recovery in general. In addition to being a mental health "consumer", I also work in the field. This presents me with many opportunities to learn, to change my ways of thinking, and to develop opinions about controversial and non-controversial topics. This blog is about my personal and professional experiences and thoughts regarding Depression and mental health.

Oh, I get it. So who is this blog for?

This blog is for anyone living with or without Depression or any other mental illness. This blog is for anyone who has ever felt unable to cope. This blog is for me, 2 years ago. This blog is for you.

Why on Earth are you sharing such a personal experience with strangers?

My goal for this blog is to share my Depression story with the world, in hopes of motivating, de-isolating, comforting, educating, and making people laugh. I am not looking for fame or fortune. During the lowest points of my Depression, all I ever wanted was a break from it all, even if it was only for 10 seconds. I never got that break. If I can do that for one person, and ease their pain, if only for a moment, then I will have achieved my goal.

Again, welcome, and thank you for visiting my blog! Please feel free to explore, and don't hesitate to contact me any time.

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