Thursday, 1 January 2015

How to cope: Talk About It

Happy New Year! It's the first of January and I feel positive. Not because I want to write off last year, it was challenging and important. I'm also old enough to know that 'fresh starts' are a false promise. You have to acknowledge the past and make peace with mistakes. Last year it was the biggest hurdle for me. I feel like I am almost there. 

Mostly I feel positive because I am with my lovely friends and I just had an inadvertent conversation about depression. Talking is so important and cathartic, I spent years storing it all up and I know now that is the worst thing to do. Even if you think they don't understand the illness don't be afraid to confide in someone. It's the biggest and most important release. 


  1. In a way, I am having a new start this year. I will begin psychotherapy -- I will TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE about my depression. That and the Wellbutrin, I hope, will make 2015 better than 2014.

    Thanks for hosting your blog.

  2. I found it easier than I thought I would, good luck! I hope 2015 brings better days