Depression Information..... *Focus on Atypical Depression (part of who I am, & a big part of what has molded my life since I was a child.) ~There is a WEALTH of INFORMATION on this site! ~ANYONE facing any kind of depression will be able to find very good information here. Do NOT be afraid of speaking up if you feel you need any kind of help. >>Being afflicted w/depression does NOT = "I am crazy" *http://www.depression-information.org/depression-types/atypical-depression.htm#
Refuse to be silent - it's time to talk. Stigma is defined as "a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person." The stigma associated with mental illness is that it is difficult to know what to say. Practice. Yes, practice saying the truth to yourself & then it will come easier when the opportunity arises to share a bit of information about your mental illness
21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You're Depressed. I'm posting this to my tattoo board because I may want to be able to find the linked article later. The author puts creativity and depression together in a quote that I love: "We feel more, we see more, and for that we suffer."