I’m sure we’ve all looked at someone who claimed to suffer from depression and thought, “Yeah, right. What could that person possibly have to be depressed about?” The truth is, though, depression is no respecter of persons, and even the most successful among us can still grapple with it. Consider this story from NBA star… Read More


As someone who takes an antidepressant daily, I’m always interested in studies measuring their effectiveness. This latest study from the journal The Lancet is pretty comprehensive, so I thought I’d link to it so you can check it out.… Read More


I’m doing some maintenance to the site, so I haven’t had much time to write this week. As a result, I’d like to share a pretty fascinating interview with crisis counselor Gerry Griffith. Considering recent events, the perspective of a crisis counselor on the front lines is a timely one.… Read More


Occurrences of depression in today’s society have increasingly been met with more and more understanding from the public in general. That’s my impression, at least. What was once regarded as an abnormality now seems to be treated as a fairly universal occurrence. In fact, it almost seems normal.… Read More


I’ve been struck with a nasty bout of writer’s block this week, so I apologize for not posting as much content. Because I want this blog to be a service and not just my personal sounding board, I sometimes go looking for news articles or interviews featuring different perspectives on depression. I found this very… Read More


I have a great fear in my heart that rock ‘n’ roll as I once knew it is dead. I hope I’m wrong about that, but I find myself growing more and more irritated these days as I try to listen to modern music. This could just be a natural progression of growing older, when… Read More


I think of all the characteristics of depression, the one that surprises me most often is how intense the highs and lows are. Very deep lows are almost to be expected, but one would not expect the highs to be quite so euphoric. Please do not misunderstand me. I am not talking about the manic… Read More


I will be the first person to tell you I do not have a scientific mind. I failed one class in college while earning my undergraduate degree, and that was earth science. I am convinced I could take this class a million times and fail in every attempt. I just didn’t get it, and no… Read More


I used to be really big on diagnosing things. I think I’ve even written in the past about how receiving a mental health diagnosis of my own was a very liberating experience. It was like I could finally put a name to my pain, and it provided me a pathway to treatment. That’s what I… Read More


Have you ever felt as if you were robbed of your time? I’m not talking about just losing a few minutes out of your day. I’m talking about days, even weeks. The kind of time that when you look back on it all you can feel is a sense of regret and anger that it… Read More