“If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.” — R.W. SHEPHERD, Vogue magazine, July 1978
Marissa Miller is the pseudonym of a 27-year-old college graduate with West Indian roots. She hails from New York, but has resided in Florida and Kentucky in the past. She currently lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband.
Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and has taken the plunge into the freelance world of writing, editing, and proofreading. She currently works in the editorial field just west of Philadelphia.
Miller was diagnosed with depression at the age of 14 but received the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in November 2006. Her experience with past medications includes Paxil, Lexapro, and Effexor but she’s had some brief run-ins with Zoloft, Celexa, and Seroquel. She is currently on Lamictal, a long-term maintenance mood stabilizer. Her “expertise” in mental illness lies in suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Miller writes many of her posts from a Biblical Christian view. Her mission is to:
- Educate others about various aspects of mental illness
- Provide Biblical Christian insight on depression and suicide
- Encourage fellow sufferers and caretakers
- Share her experience about suicide, depression, and bipolar disorder
The focus of depression introspection is to educate, encourage, and provide Biblical Christian insight to others on issues relating to mental illness — specifically, depression, suicide, and bipolar disorder.