The (DIY) Depression Scale

“I’m usually not depressed.” I smile. “Most of the time, I’m fine.” That feels like a good place to start the conversation. Manage expectations. Set the stage. Depression is painfully common, but it’s still so mystified. We’re embarrassed to say we feel depressed (at least to each other’s faces), and do not even speak ofContinue reading “The (DIY) Depression Scale”

Getting to Know Me

♪ Note: this article is also available as a podcast episode. (Scroll down to find the podcast or click here for this week’s episode.) “It’s nice to meet you”, I whispered to myself. I was 17 years old, and I had just had an experience that opened a lot of old wounds. Emotionally, I was in a badContinue reading “Getting to Know Me”