Not As Deep Down: Crabby Is The New Sane

Kiss My Derriere There are, in fact, times when feeling bitchy is a sign of progress, such as after spending weeks or months feeling numb, for instance. Call it apathy, lethargy, atrophy or entropy, but that state of unrelieved inertia is one of the hallmark symptoms of depression. Well, at least my depression anyway. When [...]

Deep Down

Shadows & Fog Let me tell you something. The next time you find out that someone you know has wrangled with clinical depression and come out the other side intact, immediately offer your sincerest congratulations. Because you are in the presence of heroic courage. You are in the presence of someone who has waged a [...]

GPS For Survivors

One good way to make someone crazy is to continually invalidate their experience. There are many ways to accomplish this, all of them mild to moderate variations on “gaslighting” someone, or “ruthlessly manipulating an individual, for nefarious reasons, into believing something other than the truth.” I’ve been on the receiving end of several versions, more [...]