Quote of the Week

“In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr.
Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all
I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me
worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant
offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my
existence at all was my agony.” —Elizabeth Wurtzel

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8 Comments

  1. aurora said,

    November 16, 2008 at 6:43 am

    the only time i feel that is when i’m not in its grips

  2. November 16, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    I’m not in love w/ depression, but I do think very little of myself and don’t think I have much to offer.

  3. November 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    My wife suffers from depression and often feels the same way. I’m helping her to work through it but it’s a huge challenge. I am only just beginning to understand how difficult it is to deal with this paralyzing condition. Best of luck.

  4. November 18, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I think a lot of us feel like our disorder defines us and who we are. Often times, I feel this way. When I meet new people (which is a difficult thing in itself), I can always tell a difference in how they treat me once they learn that I’m bipolar. It only serves to solidify the notion that being bipolar defines me.

  5. Sasha said,

    November 19, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    As a Hypnotherapist who works with people who suffer from depression, I hear what Elizabeth expressed regularly. People can literally become addicted to being depressed.
    It’s been my experience that things don’t just happen for a reason. During my Hypnosis sessions with clients, I’ve found that the onset of depression is likely the cause of some emotional issue or past trauma that the person needs to resolve. Of course, no two people are alike, but in general, this has been my experience.
    You ARE much more than any label or term and you really DO have a lot to offer the world. You just haven’t realized it.
    Sasha Carrion, CHT

  6. Annie Banlss said,

    November 26, 2008 at 11:26 am

    It is so much true that we start falling in love with depression as the time grows. We feel it is the only thing that has been with us all thro our life.But we need to come out of this tendency. When we ourselves think low of ourselves, how can we expect others to respect us. Yes, Depression is a common condition these days and most of the people go thro it. I t has become part of everyones life. But that itself is not life. We have to get out of that state and live our life.
    Annie Bankss

    Get Rid Of Your Depression

  7. November 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I agree with Annie. You can’t let depression take over your life… then you are just allowing it to control you and everyone should have control over their own lives!

  8. December 2, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Michelle, you probably won’t see this but you have SOOOOO much to offer. I think of you often!


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