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The difference between being alone and Being Alone

Giving Voice to Depression

This was inspired by a friend who recently went through a dark, in-the-rabbit-hole period. I told him it was fine to want to BE alone, but that I’d remind him he was not alone. Every few hours I texted things like “I’m still here. I still care.” Or “If you change your mind and want some company, I can be there in an hour,” etc. When I don’t know what to do for someone, I do what I’d want someone to do for me.It helps to know we’re not alone! 

Hard-earned Silver Lining

Giving Voice to Depression

When we spoke with Dr. Patrick Corrigan, who heads the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, in the podcast episode “Fighting Stigma,” he spoke of the qualities and virtues he has found and/or developed as a result of battling mental health issues. It’s a good reminder. As I have often said, it’s certainly not the method by which most of us would chose to learn lessons of resiliency and empowerment, but if we have to deal with depression’s demons on one end, we may as well acknowledge the life-changing opportunities/gifts on the other. With that, I step down from my tiny soapbox.