I stood backstage, my heart racing and my palms sweaty as I glanced over my notes. I was about to tell the majority of my college that I struggle with depression and self-harm. I was scared. I couldn’t believe I was actually about to tell everyone some of my darkest, most shameful secrets. But I…… Continue reading I Opened Up About Self-Harm To My Entire College. This Is What Happened.
Welcome to Hope and Heroism! To the new followers and the old, I am grateful for your readership. Up until now I have been re-posting old blogs onto this new site. Old followers will notice that some of those pieces were heavily edited; new followers will soon see that the post frequency will soon be…… Continue reading Welcome to Hope and Heroism!
I leaned against the bathroom door in my office, crying and shaking. My brain was fuzzy, unable to fully process what I was feeling. All I knew was that I was overwhelmed, frustrated, hated every minute I spent at work, and didn’t want to live anymore. I had felt this way for weeks, months really.…… Continue reading The Day I Chose To Live Instead Of Simply Survive
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a pharmaceutical anti-depressant, I think it is good to know about alternative options that might be helpful for some people dealing with mild depression. I believe in making informed decisions and since I looked into this quite a bit a few years afo, I want to share…… Continue reading Natural Depression Options
Guest Post: This guest post is brought to you by my blogging buddy, Mommy Muddling. She is working her way through recovery from a major episode of depression and often writes about her Christian faith. In this post she explores the Catch-22 that during times of mental illness when we need God the most, He feels the…… Continue reading When God Feels Far Away
Should I take anti-depressants? Should I go to therapy? Can’t I just manage my depesssion with lifestyle changes and natural supplements? These are the questions that everyone who suffers from depression must try to answer. It’s not easy. At one time I was more likely to suggest natural options. I’m still thankful to get information…… Continue reading To Take Psych Meds Or Not? That Is The Question
A year ago I went to our local shelter and adopted an adorable dog. I adopted him with the support of my therapists, in the hope that he would be helpful for my depression. That little mutt has proven himself to be just as beneficial as I had hoped and of vital importance to my…… Continue reading 5 Ways A Dog Helps My Depression