I spoke with a middle-aged man today who lives in a small community, and who has no family anywhere near him, and no friends that he feels he can trust.
What do you do when you're down and troubled? Do you cuddle the dog? Do you put the TV on? Do you pop a pill or light a joint? We've probably all had someone tell us when we're down that there are people worse off than us. That's supposed to cheer us up. But as … Continue reading WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND TROUBLED
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LOVED? Sometimes the world can be very dark. You can have people around you but still feel lonely. You can feel like there’s nowhere to find relief: there’s no place to turn, no-one to call who cares or who understands. Even if there is, they may not be … Continue reading WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LOVED?
People commonly use blogs to talk about their depression... There’s something very therapeutic about writing and expressing hurts and emotions, and of course there’s always the hope that someone will understand and perhaps care a little bit. (SPLINTRD "Alone on Parnassus") My motivation for discussing a struggle with depression here is firstly to observe and … Continue reading A DEPRESSION OBSERVED