Three baby steps I’ve tackled in the first week since my depression diagnosis.

While today started with a real struggle to get going, ultimately there were three very important baby steps that took place that I’d like to acknowledge and give a bit of power to. I’ve set a new rule for myself, which I’ve asked my landlord to help enforce. The curtains to the apartment must remain […]

Finding a depression support group right on my doorstep.

As soon as I got home from the doctor, having just being diagnosed with depression, a brilliant 10 days before my 30th birthday, I had three immediate thoughts as I dropped my keys on the counter. One – schedule your follow-up doctor’s appointment now. Like, right now. If you don’t do it, you probably won’t go. […]

Needing a natural “pick me up” but finding a surprising obstacle.

When I was a student, I used to go for regular Vitamin B12 injections at the local pharmacy, and when a friend suggested I go for one as a “pick me up” the day before I had initially planned on going back to work, I thought it would be something good to wake up for […]

Depression makes you believe nobody cares about you – which is total BS.

Having been formally diagnosed with depression, prescribed medications and following a full blown sob fest on the phone to mom, I walked back to my apartment and remembered I had promised my landlady a cup of tea and a chat. I opened my WhatsApp and she was busy typing already, she must have heard me […]

Talking myself out of my depression while sitting in the doctor’s office.

I was already talking myself out of going when I got in the car, but off I went to the doctor’s office. I had opted to go for a female GP, as it felt like it may be easier to open up to a woman about my depression. Not sure why, but it is what […]

Being diagnosed with depression – how it happened.

It had been a long time coming. I have been feeling out of sorts, disconnected and isolated for an extended period of time. I had been covering it up as a “dip” for far too long, and this past weekend it all came crashing down. I woke up on Sunday morning with that usual dread […]