It seemed like such a good idea when my psychiatrist and I discussed it. Reducing my daily Wellbutrin from 450 mg. to 300 mg. seemed like a no-brainer. After all, winter has been mild, and the days are getting longer. I have spent more time outside this winter than I did last winter. And I am still draped in the afterglow of traveling to Africa. During our trek up … [Read more...] about Was Reducing My Wellbutrin a Good Idea?
How Is Depression Pulling My Leg So I Won’t Think I Really Am Somebody?
Depression has been making me feel unimportant and not worth loving for decades. It has done its best to keep me from seeing my own personal worth. With unhelpful thinking, my depression has shown me how much I have screwed up. And I get to relive all these instances where I was less than perfect. So, if I didn’t catch how worthless I was the first time, depression will … [Read more...] about How Is Depression Pulling My Leg So I Won’t Think I Really Am Somebody?
If you can’t love yourself, how the heck are you going to love someone else?
Quote by RuPaul Unlike RuPaul, much of the time, I don’t have a high opinion of myself. There is so much I haven’t done. My life with concealed depression has forced me to have a public face and persona. I have spent years developing a brand that shows strength, stability, and reliability. Being the go-to guy is important to me. I can solve problems and de-escalate … [Read more...] about If you can’t love yourself, how the heck are you going to love someone else?
What are the best coping skills for depression?
Skimming articles on depression, I came across one from GoodRX. The article listed its ten best coping skills for depression. I thought about what they had written and pictured how I would use each of these ten coping skills. Here are my responses to GoodRX’s list of the best coping skills for depression. 1. Do one self-care activity – I am still working on this one. … [Read more...] about What are the best coping skills for depression?
Depression Thinks I Should Know This One
Wait, wait, don’t tell me. (Thank you PBS) I have it right on the tip of my tongue. It was clear as day just a moment ago. Now that I want to talk about it, I cannot think of what it was I want to say. How frustrating this is. I know that as soon as I move on to another topic, whatever I was thinking will pop into my head. Will it be too late then? Let’s say no it will … [Read more...] about Depression Thinks I Should Know This One