Life Support

As I came to accept that depression would be a part of life, I started to read about strategies for living successfully with depression. I connected with various advocacy organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Depression Bipolar... Read more →

Postpartum Elation

“Are your prayers different?  Now that you’ve been healed,” my partner asked me one morning. “What?” I really didn’t know what he was talking about. He explained: “I mean, you were depressed. But since our daughter’s birth, you haven’t been. ... Read more →

Depression is Lying

Depression is lying. Not all the time, but … well … a lot of the time. Because most people don’t want to hear more than “Fine,” when they ask: “How are you?” I lied throughout my pregnancy. The questions were... Read more →

Isn’t Lent Depressing?

Even I ask myself: How can someone who lives with depression like such a depressing time of the church year? Lent is my favorite liturgical season.  I’m not exactly sure why. I did and did not grow up understanding that... Read more →