General

To the Teacher Who Believed in Me When I Needed it Most

I had a wonderful teacher in elementary school, and luckily I had him for 2 grades. He was my teacher for grade 5 and 7. This was a critical time for me, it was between grades 5-8 when my depression started and grew rapidly due mostly to bullying and general low self-worth. ———————————————- Mr. S, you may never know how much …

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Lifestyle

Yes My Husband Plays Video Games, No It Doesn’t Bother Me. Why Would It?

My husband loves his video games. He could play them all day, and he has on occasion. People ask me now and then, “How do you put up with his video gaming?” “Does he really play video games every day?” and other random questions that display their disapproval. My question for these people is, would you ask these questions if …

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Mental Illness

What High Functioning Depression Is Like

I have depression. I’m sure you already knew that if you’ve read some of my other blog posts. I am, however, very high functioning for someone who has this illness. —————————- There is an official term for high-functioning depression, it’s called Dysthymia which is characterized by: “Depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not, as indicated by …

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