I won’t do a disservice to those who have lived with chronic pain for years by putting myself in the same category. I haven’t received an official diagnosis of “chronic pain” due to a life-threatening or non-curable disease. I have experienced medication-resistant pain for years though.
The problem with pain is that it is so outside of our control. Continue reading Being in Pain Sucks
Hello depression. It’s been a while since you’ve reared your ugly head. I know you’re there, I can feel your presence.
I can feel the way you push my buttons, the way you force sadness unto me. You don’t like it when I see what you’re doing, but you enjoy that I can’t stop you anyway.
Hello depression, there’s something I’d like to tell you. Continue reading Open Letter to My Depression
Do you ever want something so bad it hurts?
I mean, it physically hurts. It feels like the icy fingers of dread slowly creeping up your body. It inches its way to your heart and wraps its coldness around it. It’s like when you get a pit in your stomach, when you’re waiting for bad news….except it’s in your heart.
Continue reading When Desire Hurts
Hurricane Irma has recently passed Miami. Even bigger news is how the Caribbean is doing after Hurricane Maria. Compared to the damage Maria has caused, Irma seems like childplay. This post isn’t about the refugees or the politics behind the rescue efforts. Through this all, I started wondering how different people are affected by natural disasters. Namely, how does it affect depressed people?
Continue reading Will Hurricane Irma/Maria Cause Suicide Rates to Increase?
I was listening to a podcast today and he said something that caught my attention. “We all have our anxieties – the trick is how we deal with it.” Even I, who spend a great deal amount of time thinking about anxiety, hadn’t thought of it like that. But he’s right.
There’s a never-ending anxiety, a stress, a weird sort of momentum always pushing us forward. We want more, we fight for more, and we get really, really upset when we don’t get it. Continue reading 8 Tips To Trick Your Anxiety
Most of us have some sort of belief about what happens after death. Heaven is a popular belief, though I’ve realized that “heaven” looks like a lot of different things to different people. Another popular thought is that nothing happens at all. Death is the end of the soul, if there is such a thing. On that note, this post is not religion-based in the slightest.
As happens to a lot of people who are grieving, I had a dream about my loved one. Continue reading What If The Afterlife Isn’t What We Thought?
Written by John, a guest writer
This is my story of overcoming depression.
Continue reading Finding Hope