Depression Marathon Blog

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Diagnosed with depression 16 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness. All original content copyright to me: etta. Enjoy your visit!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Food Shelves Need Us Now

"I don't know where my next meal will come from," the office manager said. She hadn't eaten in two days. He said, "I'm a lawyer. My wife is a lawyer. We used to donate to this food shelf. Now I must swallow my pride. We need help."

I understand these comments. I remember that pride. Never in a million years did I... Read More

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