A Letter To My Younger Self, On The Anniversary Of My Depression Diagnosis


By Kimberly Zapata Dear Kim, I don’t know why I’ve never written to you before. Maybe it is because what’s done is done. Because the past is unchangeable. And because your disease — your depression — is incurable. Or maybe it is because writing to you means writing to myself. Means believing in myself. Means I … Continue reading A Letter To My Younger Self, On The Anniversary Of My Depression Diagnosis

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