Depression Marathon Blog

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Diagnosed with depression 17 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!

Friday, July 31, 2009

goodbye July

It's been a long, strange month. July started with beauty and serenity in Colorado, melded into eternal days of disinterest and gray, before it crawled slowly up the slopes of relative normalcy. The peaks and valleys of July replicate the peaks and valleys of depression. Depression is not a straight line illness. It is a sine wave illness. Considering that fact, I guess July wasn't so strange after all.

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