reason to stay.

One thing you might not know about me is that I am afraid of heights. But it’s a little more complicated than you might think. It’s not that I’m afraid of falling. It’s the fear that I might give in to the urge to jump. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Thankfully, being actively suicidal … Continue reading reason to stay.

the gratitude myth.

After the week (and to be honest, weeks) I've had, I've decided that when I go in for my 3-month checkup with my doctor I'm asking for a higher dose of medication. It's hard to admit this. I worry that it sounds like I'm giving up/in and announcing I'M WEAK AND CAN'T COPE. I have … Continue reading the gratitude myth.

we need to talk about IT.

This past week we lost two widely-influential celebrities to suicide: Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. On the surface these two figures appeared to be living the dream, right? They were successful, well-liked, and attractive. Why would they be depressed? I've said it once, I'll say it again: clinical depression is NOT situational. It is a … Continue reading we need to talk about IT.