The Difference Between Sadness And Depression


By Kimberly Zapata I’ve received a lot of mental health advice over the last 20 years, and while the vast majority of said advice has been helpful, one troublesome comment keeps coming up: “Aw, it’s okay. You’ll snap out of it; I mean, everyone gets sad. Everyone gets depressed.” Of course, I know these words are well-intentioned. … Continue reading The Difference Between Sadness And Depression

Why It’s So Hard To “Ask For Help” When You’re Depressed


By Kimberly Zapata I am depressed. Again. And if I’m being honest, I have been for quite some time. That said, it is easy for me to write these words. It feels comfortable, natural. Like I am having a conversation with myself. But to say these words — to look another human being in the … Continue reading Why It’s So Hard To “Ask For Help” When You’re Depressed

To The Husband With A Depressed Wife


By Becci Nicholls, of Swords & Snoodles Dear Husband, I love you dearly, more than anything in this whole world. I think you already know this. I know you love me too, I just forget sometimes. Depression clouds my mind, it fills me with horrid thoughts about how unlovable I am, and how worthless I am. Sometimes … Continue reading To The Husband With A Depressed Wife

Depression Makes Me Question Everything… Even My Marriage


By Kimberly Zapata Depression is a funny thing. I mean, it isn’t ha-ha funny or even remotely humorous, but it is unpredictable. And when you have depression, it doesn’t just affect you. It affects everyone around you. I’m not implying that my friends and family are “depressed by association,” nor am I trying to undermine … Continue reading Depression Makes Me Question Everything… Even My Marriage