After 30 years of denying that the major clinical depression that has periodically disrupted my life is anything more than a blip on the radar, I’ve finally decided to embrace the suck in order to integrate this into my life and deal with it in a more healthy, less compartmentalized manner.
I was inspired to begin this blog by Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, who talks about her mental illness (and giant metal chickens and joyful taxidermy) in a hilarious blog and two (so far) books. I went to her book signing for Furiously Happy yesterday and she signed my book with #depressionlies — which is so true. So I decided to see if the URL was available and depressionlies.net was available, so here we are.
I hope to use this blog to help fight the lies that depression tells me and if you’re reading this because you or someone you love is being told lies by depression, I hope what I share here helps… however that manifests.
That being said, I will also be using this blog to post random weirdness that I need to get out of my head that may or may not have anything to do with depression but hopefully will be relatable and somewhat amusing, if not hilarious. I don’t think I’m hilarious. Funny? Maybe… Let’s just go with somewhat amusing and fun to watch.