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

9 Tips For Getting Through A Panic Attack


By Kimberly Zapata If you struggle with anxiety you know just how tough it can be to manage your symptoms, i.e. one minute you are fine — you are talking, laughing, and just being yourself — and the next you are terrified. You are horrified. You are paralyzed. Your mind is racing. Your breath is heavy, and your both your … Continue reading 9 Tips For Getting Through A Panic Attack

I Ordered A Tall PSL; I Got A Side Of SADness


By Kimberly Zapata I love cool, early morning runs, the sound of leaf blowers and iced PSLs because they can only mean one thing: the start of hoodie season, pumpkin beer season and football season. The start of “Hooray, I don’t have to shave my freakin’ legs” season, and the unofficial start of the fall … Continue reading I Ordered A Tall PSL; I Got A Side Of SADness

What Really Happens When You Fail A Postpartum Depression Screening


By Kimberly Zapata I was in the bathroom, enjoying a few moments of much needed silence and solitude, when my phone rang. I didn’t hear it. My cell is always set to silent. But I saw the number pop up on my FitBit. It was my son’s pediatrician. I should have answered. I knew why … Continue reading What Really Happens When You Fail A Postpartum Depression Screening