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Not Seasonal, Just Depression

My Brains Not Broken

The more experience I’ve gained on my mental health journey, the better I’ve gotten at recognizing my depression and the reasons behind it. That being said, depression can still be tricky. There are times where I feel like I know exactly why I feel depressed; other times, it’s like a feeling or emotion comes out of nowhere.

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A Reflection on Depression

My Brains Not Broken

Sometimes, depression takes. But depression puts those things out of reach, making you feel less than once again. Depression doesn’t care what your plan is, or what your goals are. We don’t always see what depression takes. We don’t choose depression. We get tired of depression.

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What Does Depression Look Like? More Than You Think

My Brains Not Broken

Recently, I came to terms with the fact that I’ve been experiencing a tricky bout of depression for the past month or so. It wasn’t easy to spot, and even though I’ve lived with depression for almost a third of my life, I couldn’t recognize it for a long time. So why did I feel so fooled by this?

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Ambition And Depression

My Brains Not Broken

On its head, ambition and depression don’t seem like they have anything in common. In fact, many people believe that if they’re depressed, that means they can’t have ambition. But here’s the thing: depressed people can have ambition. Depressed people have hopes, dreams, fears, like everyone else.

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I Am Not My Depression

My Brains Not Broken

So for instance, I am more than my depression; I am more than my anxiety; I deserve to be known for more than experiencing mental illness. I understand the sentiment behind I am more than my depression , and I think it’s a great way to shrink the stigma for many people. And so that’s where I landed: I am not my depression.

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Depression. It Can Creep Up on You…

Gary Direnfeld

It’s a depressive episode. Eventually it is labeled a major depressive episode. The impacts are so much greater than the abject depression of the individual. Education, learning this is not a choice, but the impacts of a major depressive episode is key to survival and adjustment for everyone. It overwhelms.

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What Is Clinical Depression, And What Does It Look Like?

My Brains Not Broken

As someone who has lived with clinical depression for almost a decade, I’ve learned a lot about what depression is, what it means to me, and how it looks in my day-to-day life. So, what is clinical depression, and what does it look like in a person’s life? Clinical depression isn’t necessarily caused by some life event.