What's wrong with me? I think everyone has asked themselves that at one point or another. I certainly asked it of my self often enough, especially during those awkward teenage years. Fortunately, or unfortunately, what is wrong with me can actually be diagnosed. I have PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, moderate reoccurring depression, and … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Me?
I am not a person who asks for help. Even when I am drowning and someone is holding a lifeline, it is incredibly difficult for me to reach out and take what they are offering. After I finally got in to see a counselor at my university, they evaluated me and came to the conclusion … Continue reading Help
There are a lot of people who have depression, anxiety and/or PTSD like I do and are able to attend classes. They are able to function like a normal human being. Unfortunately in the Spring of 2015, I was not one of them. As I stated in my earlier post Dark Days, I was suffering … Continue reading The Depressed College Students Guide to Navigating Classes….Do the Opposite of What I Did
"It's always Darkest before the Dawn." Thomas Fuller said that in 1650, and while his body has crumbled away, his words remain in our current collective consciousness. In my experience, I have found it to be true. I was considering suicide. I had a plan, I had set a date, I had even come up … Continue reading The Dawn
It is a common misconception that depression is being sad all the time. This is not true. When you are depressed, mostly what you feel is nothing. An absence in yourself. You feel no motivation, no joy, no anything. You might as well be feeling the equivalent to watching a pot of water, waiting for … Continue reading The Dark Days