Depression Wanted to Steal My Will to Live

*Content/trigger warning: this post discusses self-harm/suicidal ideation. **I know some of you will be thinking “I had no idea you felt this way”—that’s why I am sharing this. ** Super Bowl night, I found myself in the ER again, squirming in a hospital gown with no underwear. There, again, of my own doing, chasing the […]

THIS Is When You Need to Take Care of Yourself

(OK, you need to take care of yourself always, but hear me out.) When I was in treatment, we learned myriad coping skills and thought restructuring activities. I filled two notebooks. I came home with a thick folder of worksheets and my DBT workbook. I journaled every day. We usually meditated in at least one of […]