Tag: depression

Pennywise the clown

What Pennywise The Clown Taught Me About My Depression

This article has been featured on The Mighty’s website and Facebook page. As a lifelong fan of horror fiction writer Stephen King, going to watch the cinematic reimagining of the prolific author’s 1986 novel It, was a no-brainer. It was...

/ October 5, 2017

Why Depression Is A Liar And A Thief

It’s no secret that depression is kind of an asshole. In fact, it’s pretty much a goddamned gold medallist in the Asshole Olympics. It’s the mayor of Assholeville. You get the picture. I’ve suffered from depression since I was around...

/ October 2, 2017

#NationalSuicidePreventionWeek: 5 Famous Writers Who Battled Mental Illness

If you think that the incidence of suicide isn’t nearly as problematic as the media makes it out to be, consider that nearly 45,000 people die annually by their own hand in the United States alone. The suicide of rock...

/ September 15, 2017
Writing is my anti-depressant of choice

Why Writing Is Still My Anti-Depressant Of Choice

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, to say the least. I won’t bore you with the minutiae of why things have been a little, shall we say “taxing”, on the emotional front, but I will give you the précis...

/ September 11, 2017