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Dec 11 2011

How to "Be There" for a Depressed Person

So. I’ve talked about things not to say to a depressed person before. People have often asked me how, then, one should go about it instead. One of the nicest things that ever happen to depressed people is when one of our close friends or family members tells us emphatically that they want to “be there” for …

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Sep 23 2011

On People Who Think They're so Damn Funny

[Snark Warning] Like many depressives, I have a love-hate relationship with humor. A well-crafted joke, anecdote, or cartoon can cheer me up during the worst times, but because of the various cognitive deficits associated with depression, I have a lot of trouble processing humor when it’s directed at me or my life. Enter another thing …

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Jul 30 2011

I'm Not Sorry

[TMI Warning] As a person with a mental condition that often drastically affects interpersonal relationships, I’m a total pro at apologizing. I do it practically every day. Here’s a sample of depression-related things I’ve apologized for lately: crying being too tired to meet up with a friend being late leaving early getting upset when a …

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Jun 16 2011

Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person

[Snark Warning, TMI Warning] You would think that most people have this depression thing figured out by now. Almost everyone knows at least one person who has it. And by depression, I’m referring to major depressive disorder–not feeling sad, not having the blues, not going through a breakup or divorce, not losing your job, not having …

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Aug 12 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

Another reason I got this blog (other than to give me an outlet to complain about the status of my other blog) is to write about my life a bit more, because it bothers me that I hardly ever write in my journal anymore. And Xanga, obviously, is definitely dead. And Facebook is just too …

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