Depression · God · Life · Mental health

God in my recovery

The people who know me offline are (probably) aware that I’m a Christian. The people who know me quite well probably also know that I’ve struggled with the God-and-mental-health concept for a bit. People have told me that I (a) should seek spiritual healing rather than turn to medication and psychotherapy and (b) shouldn’t be depressed… Continue reading God in my recovery

Depression · Mental health

“Why are you depressed?”

One of my friends found out a few days ago that I was taking antidepressants. I’ve seen plenty of different reactions to people learning that I have depression, some way more original (and comical) than others. But since then, he’d been bugging me with the question: “why are you depressed?” Interestingly enough, it stumped me.… Continue reading “Why are you depressed?”

Life · Mental health · University

The lazy kitchen

I’m a student. I’m an inherently lazy creature (my parents and flatmates can testify). Also, sometimes I get depressed.Β When the three combine, despite my normally voracious appetite (again, parents and flatmates can testify), sometimes food just becomes a non-priority. On the plus side, a couple of years being a lazy student with depression on top… Continue reading The lazy kitchen

52 Weeks of Gratitude · Mental health · Relationships · University

Week 7: A friend (part 1)

It’s easy to see that this gratitude challenge greatly values friends: there are three entire weeks dedicated to this topic! As I’m writing this, however, I somehow feel stumped about whom to dedicate this post to. How could I possibly choose from the many beautiful people that has touched my life?  I’m not going to choose… Continue reading Week 7: A friend (part 1)

Depression · Life · Mental health · Relationships

Supporting your friend with depression

I’m not gonna lie, not too long ago I had absolutely no idea how to help someone going through a depressive episode. I’ve made more than a few mistakes, made things worse at times, and spent more time not knowing what to do than actually helping. After being on both the giving and receiving end,… Continue reading Supporting your friend with depression

52 Weeks of Gratitude · Mental health · Relationships

Week 4: A family member

I’ve had this person on my mind for this post for days! My little sister. I say little, but to my annoyance she’s been taller than me for years; the gap between our heights is only increasing. As the picture sort of hinted, she’s a budding photographer. She’s got a gift for most things artistic,… Continue reading Week 4: A family member

Depression · Life · Mental health

What to do if you want to end your life

Okay. This was a difficult one for me to write, but I gave it my best shot. You might have been told you have depression; you might not. You might have mildly intrusive thoughts about the possibility; you might have made concrete plans. You might have been thinking about it for a long time; you… Continue reading What to do if you want to end your life