Little things that people say that totally shift your perspective.

When you're depressed, stuff piles up. Mail goes unopened. Paperwork goes un-handled. Clean laundry lives in piles. Dirty laundry lives in different piles. The piles begin to....merge. You just don't have the energy to deal with any of it. Then the meds start to kick in, or therapy starts to work, or for whatever reason … Continue reading Little things that people say that totally shift your perspective.

#450: How to tighten up your game at work when you’re depressed.

Hey, Captain and Co. I spent the past two years of my life being really depressed (and, honestly, who knows how long before that -- I was only diagnosed last year, but I've felt pretty awful for as long as I can remember), and, through some supportive parents and medication and an awesome partner and … Continue reading #450: How to tighten up your game at work when you’re depressed.

#437: Out of the frying pan, into the adjacent teakettle of badness.

Oh Captain, my Captain! I need some help. Last year, I was in an abusive relationship. My ex raped me repeatedly and often manipulated me. When we were together, I became close friends with another guy. Guy #2 eventually owned up to having feelings for me, and I found myself in a very awkward position. … Continue reading #437: Out of the frying pan, into the adjacent teakettle of badness.

#308: I feel like I don’t deserve my partner’s support of my artistic dreams.

Dear Captain, So here’s the deal: I’m married, and living with someone who is incredibly smart and hard working. He has so many mad skills that he doesn’t even need to submit applications to get a job. By comparison I have a degree in something I realized (after 4 years) isn’t really my thing and … Continue reading #308: I feel like I don’t deserve my partner’s support of my artistic dreams.

Guest Post: What It’s Like In A Mental Hospital

This is a guest post by Ozy Frantz about recent personal experience in a mental hospital for severe depression after a suicide attempt. If you have trouble reading about those topics, the cut it's behind is for you. _____________________________________________________________________________ Mental hospitals are not scary. I should know, I was in one. A few months ago, … Continue reading Guest Post: What It’s Like In A Mental Hospital