A depression blog – the continuing story of a struggle with depression

Depression Blog - Product Information Sometimes dealing with depression feels like walking through the woods in the darkness, looking for the path that you know is there but which, try as you might, you cannot find.

You may catch sight of it momentarily when the clouds clear the moon. But, just as quickly, darkness descends again before you can find your way onto the path.

I don’t know if it always has to be like that. Does depression simply mean that those its thrall are compelled to spend a lifetime thrashing about in the darkness? Or, eventually, does the the path become clear and lead you safely home?

These depression blog pages are about the journey through dark forest of depression, chronicling the ideas, musings, hopes and disappointments that I encounter on way.

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Why depressed men don’t deal with depression

A Depression Blog

Having recently posted about the signs of depression in men, it set me thinking about my own approach to dealing with depression and the approach of other depressed men I know and have known. In the signs of depression post I write about the fact that many men fail to seek help for their depression […]

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Best depression treatment – is your guess is as good as mine?

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I recently had my second visit to the psychiatrist (let’s call her the Psych, for short) to discuss what might be the best depression treament for me. My reflections after the appointment caused me to think that the more I become immersed in the world of mental health, the more of a mystery it seems […]

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What is compassion and what has it got to do with the way I feel?

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What is compassion’s relevance to depression? Before we look at the answer, ask yourself this: Have you ever considered the possibility that you should be nice to yourself? If you suffer from depression, the chances are that you haven’t. In fact not being nice to yourself may be one of the reasons you became depressed […]

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Psychiatrist visit – toast, angst and harsh reality

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Today, for the first time in my life I had an appointment with a psychiatrist. I don’t know whether this is a normal response, but it certainly depressed the hell out of me. My doctor referred me to the psychiatrist because I was not feeling too great on the Lexapro and because I made a […]

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