Faces of depression

Depression has many faces and they are all different from one person to the next. Still, the emotions we experience are universal, to various degrees. A video about depression and a wonderful description that some might relate to by

If asked how to put depression into my own words; it would be this; with depression; you don’t see what’s around you. One day it’s summer and the next it’s winter and you ask yourself how the hell did I get here? I don’t remember fall. It’s a painful wandering of the mind that paralyzes the body. (InsidemyAnxiety)

How does depression feel like to you?

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About Diana Pitaru

I created this blog to offer support and insight to those struggling with depression and its' minions. I am passionate about psychology, philosophy, art, and culture. I live in Denver, Colorado and am a psychotherapist and artist passionate about helping and supporting this growing number of people. These articles however, are not to be used as a substitute for therapy. That is a different matter. Thank you for stopping by, stick around, and share these resources with others who might need some support as well. You never know who might be suffering in silence.  If you are interested in learning more about my private practice in Denver, go to: www.therapistdiana.com View all posts by Diana Pitaru

2 responses to “Faces of depression

  • crashinglessons

    Your blog is fantastic, thank you for writing! I feel like so many people struggle, but the stigma of “mental illness” still prevents many from seeking care. The more smart people are talking about it in clear, helpful ways, the better it is for everyone. Well done!

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  • Diana Pitaru

    The stigma you talk about is universal and to various degrees. I am painfully aware of how much guilt and shame goes into seeking care and acknowledging the need for help. We have an entire societal system to thank for that…and again, we are the society and we’re the ones making the rules, so what does that tell you? We have to make a habit out of talking about mental health and educating people about it. It’s like forming a habit, which takes a while but eventually catches on. Anyways, this is probably a good topic for an article in the future. Thank you so much your kind words. I’ve been feeling insecure about my writing (given that English is my second language) and I really feel I can offer some insight along with support. Your words mean a lot to me and I appreciate you taking the time to read the few entries I have and write. Thank you and stop by anytime! We shall grow together! 🙂

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