This blog was inspired by Jenny Lawson and the millions of people who suffer from depression. You are not alone. Shine your silver ribbon. I created this as an open blog so others can share their stories and see that they don’t have to fight this battle without help.
It seems that everyone with depression somehow thinks the same thing. That admitting it is a sign of weakness. That we really should be able to handle this and admitting how hard it is makes us somehow inadequate.
The key, as far as I can tell, is to talk about it. To bring it out into the open and to make it OK to talk about it. In the hopes that those who can’t talk about it may listen and hear and know that they are not alone and that help is out there.
I have an unending supply of respect for anyone who has to go through this. I am amazed at their ability to talk about it, their ability to fight it in any way they can - with medicine, with horror movies and Skittles, with a parasol wielded like a ninja, with red dresses or silver ribbons.
If you want to share your story, here’s a place you can do it. It’s just a tumblr I set up - it’s small and simple but it’s a place where you can submit your story about your personal struggles and little victories - anonymously or not. I don’t know if it will be used or will help. But if you have a story and you want to tell it, submit it here and maybe others will hear and it will help.