How Do You Know You’re No Longer Depressed?

As the sun rises again, as the air gets warmer and the birds start chirping, I see how Spring has slowly unfurled itself over the frozen ground. Up pop the snowdrops, the crocuses. Out come the first blossoms. And on the ground I notice a dandelion, showing me that all my wishes are still there, intact, waiting for me to spring back to life and act.

Dealing With Depression: My Experience with and Thoughts on Medication

There are many different treatments for depression, mostly thanks to the fact that we still know little about how it actually functions. I’ve been using a classical natural remedy for a few weeks now and seem to be feeling better, but I have reservations about using medication, too.

Dealing with Depression: Good Days and Bad Days

My process has been one of ups and downs, like most processes are. During the ups, the downs seem so far away, and vice versa. Keeping the whole road in mind is helpful then.

Dealing with Depression: 13 Silver Linings

My depression is a really big, dark cloud with lots of rain that keeps pouring down. But from time to time, when the sun peaks through and at the right angle, there are some silver linings to be found…

Lies My Depression Tells Me

When I’m in the depth of depression, I get thoughts that are, at other times, completely alien to me. They don’t make sense, intellectually, and yet they feel completely true and convincing. Here’s a glimpse of the kind of thoughts that go through my mind at that time…

This Year I’m Skipping the Resolutions, and Here’s Why:

The first days of January usually inspire me to make plans and resolutions for the coming year. But this time, I’m opting out of that ritual for the first time in years. Here’s why…

Dealing With Depression: When ‘Doing’ Doesn’t Do it Anymore

I’ve been trying to deal with my state of mind for a few months now, but somehow my brain seems to be immune to my efforts. If there is little I can ‘do’, what other options do I have?