Recently, I had a bit of an aha moment while commenting on a post by Caz at Mental Health 360º, making a connection related to anhedonia that had never crossed my mind before. She was talking about the idea that motivation follows activation. Earlier in the course of my illness, I figured it was worth… Continue reading An Anhedonia Aha Moment
Last week I was reading a post on Revenge of Eve about her weekly happy list challenge. The challenge for the week was to identify routines that bring you joy. I adore Candace and normally participate in her challenges and such things, but this one just wasn't doing it for me, and that got me thinking.… Continue reading Depression & Emotions: Positive & Negative Affect
Recently my grandma was asking me what I was planning on doing for Christmas, and it made me shudder inwardly. Of course it didn't help that her short-term memory is awful and she kept asking the same question over and over. It's not something I have any desire to think about, but I suppose I… Continue reading Decision time – Christmas and depression
A few nights ago, there was an accident in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan involving a bus carrying members of a junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, and their coaches. Fifteen people died, with the majority of them between the ages of 18-20. This tragedy has dominated the news since then. And I can't seem… Continue reading A Heart of Ice – Apathy and Depression
Maximilian Weisbecker on Unsplash I have a volunteer gig with a local community services agency doing presentations to high school students on suicide awareness. There's a pretty standardized format for these workshops, and they are usually done for various grade 9 classes a few times a semester. I started doing this about a year ago… Continue reading Adjusting Expectations Because of Depression
Depression-induced apathy can make self-care fall by the wayside, but it's time to get back on the horse.
There have been a lot of horrific events in the news lately. As I saw these events on the news, I knew cognitively how terrible they were, but on an emotional level, I just felt nothing. I am not a cruel, heartless sort of person, but I still felt nothing.